Christian Mbilli star of the next EOTTM gala

Christian Mbilli star of the next EOTTM gala

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Boxer Christian Mbilli will have the opportunity to pocket a second belt when he faces American DeAndre Ware in the main event of the Eye of the Tiger Management (EOTTM) gala which will take place on September 9 at the Cabaret du Casino de Montréal. 

Occupying third in the world by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and fifth by Ring Magazine at 168 lbs, Mbilli (21-0 -0, 19 K.-O.) defeated the Frenchman Nadjib Mohammedi by K.-O. in the fifth round in March. This victory allowed him to defend his WBC Continental Americas title a second time, after winning by unanimous decision against Ronald Ellis. 

Against Ware (15-3-2, 9 KOs), he will fight for the WBC Continental Americas and World Boxing Association (WBA) super middleweight titles.

“ The strategy to ensure I position myself as the ultimate contender at 168 lbs is in place and I'm putting in the work it takes in the gym to make sure I'm ready. No matter who I have in front of me in the ring, I give everything to go for the victory and DeAndre Ware will be no exception. We are approaching the glory days and I continue to move forward, ”said the protege of EOTTM in a press release.

Victory is far from certain, however, against Ware, who has already beaten Ellis by majority decision.

“In this fight, we want to see Christian's ability to adapt to all kinds of situations, while remaining focused on our game plan. And Ware, he's a guy who can force him to adapt. He fought a good fight against Ellis, he is fast and skilful, and that is what we are looking for as an opponent to continue to prepare Christian for a possible world championship fight”, explained the director of development at EOTTM and Mbilli's trainer, Marc Ramsay.

Kean's return

In the semi-finals of the evening, Simon Kean will return to the ring after his triumph over Shawndell Terence Winters in February. Canadian Mary Spencer, who roughed up former world champion Chris Namus in June, will also return to action.

Luis Santana, Leïla Beaudoin, Avery Martin-Duval and Christopher Guerrero will also take part at the event.