Although the Eye of the Tiger Management canceled their card that was scheduled for April 17 at the Videotron Center in Quebec City, Camille Estephan and his team did not waste a second in finding new opportunities for their boxers. Indeed, Artem Oganesyan (12-0, 10 KOs) as well as Ivan Kozlovsky (2-0, 1 KOs), will return to ring arena in Moscow on May 21, live on Punching Grace.
Oganesyan, who is the current WBO Youth super welterweight titleholder will see his return to action postponed for a month as he tries to remain undefeated in his thirteenth pro outing.
The one nicknamed "Razor" will face, as usual, a tough opponent who will allow him to climb the rankings to achieve his ultimate goal of becoming a world champion. Considering the current epidemiological context, EOTTM has no choice but to present events in different places around the world. This boxing gala in Russia, broadcast live on Punching Grace, therefore represents the short-term solution found by the organization, allowing their boxers to continue their careers and still provide good shows to viewers during the pandemic.
“Despite the pitfalls we encountered, we continue to work hard to provide quality boxing to fans through Punching Grace. It is also very important for us to keep our boxers active. We are certainly disappointed that we cannot host these two duels in Quebec, but we are still happy to allow our tigers to remain active. Oganesyan and Kozlovsky are spectacular, talented young boxers who need to see action quickly. They will eventually bring tremendous excitement to boxing fans around the world,” said Eye of the Tiger Management President, Camille Estephan.
Ivan Kozlovsky, on the other hand, is a young boxer with a lot of amateur experience. With a record of 262 victories and only 8 defeats in amateur boxing, Kozlovksy won an amateur world championship in 2013 in addition to making a name for himself in the European championship. Although this is only his third professional fight, the 23-year-old will face Adam Kipenga (11-1, 7 KOs) in a championship fight for a WBC Asia regional belt.