Eye of the Tiger’s new recruit, Osleys Iglesias (9-0, 8 KOs), will arrive in Montreal for the primary time to compete in a 12-round bout on the already packed card on March 7.
To make a correct introduction, the present IBO champion of the super-middleweights goals to impress the Quebec viewers towards the ever-competitive Marcelo Coceres (32-6-1, 18 KOs) within the ring on the Cabaret du On line casino de Montreal. The whole card, that includes the Quebec-Ontario showdown Butler-Rolls as the principle occasion, will likely be broadcast reside from 7:00 p.m. on Punching Grace and ESPN+ in the USA.
A southpaw boxer of Cuban origin, Osleys Iglesias is presently ranked eleventh globally in keeping with BoxRec, sixteenth by the WBC, and holds the IBO belt within the 168 lb class. He will likely be preventing in entrance of Quebec followers for the primary time, and his explosive model is certain to captivate. Iglesias proved himself within the novice ranks with 200 fights and vital victories towards fellow Cubans Arlen Lopez and David Morell.
He turned skilled in 2019 and has since dominated every of his matches. He showcased his abilities towards veteran Isaac Chilemba, going the space over 12 rounds and profitable by unanimous resolution. This March 7 struggle is scheduled for 12 rounds, and it’s doubtless that Coceres will give his all to go the space, despite the fact that his opponent is called a robust puncher.
The Argentine right-hander brings intensive expertise with 225 boxing rounds beneath his belt in comparison with the Cuban’s 34. Marcelo Coceres has fought towards large names within the super-middleweight division akin to Billy Joe Saunders, Edgar Berlanga, Diego Pacheco, and in addition towards the present #2 WBA, #3 WBC, and #5 IBF, Erik Bazinyan. Nicknamed “El Horrible,” Coceres is skilled in championship fights and is accustomed to battling in hostile territory.
Bodily advantaged by his stature and longer attain than Iglesias, he has what it takes to maintain the Cuban southpaw at bay and provides him a troublesome problem.
“Including one other thrilling struggle on March 7 to a card that was already very fascinating with the Butler vs. Rolls closing and the WBC world championship for Vanessa Lepage-Joanisse makes us very proud.
“It additionally exhibits that boxing in Quebec attracts world-class expertise a lot to the delight of boxing followers. Iglesias vs. Coceres guarantees to be a hostile struggle that ought to get the group going,” notes EOTTM president Camille Estephan.
Tickets for the #ButlerRolls gala are presently on sale on Ticketmaster.ca. The total card for the preliminary fights will likely be introduced later.