In the world of boxing, some fights are not easy to set up. In recent decades, the examples are numerous. For some duels, the stars were not aligned on the sporty side. And in others, the conditions were not met in order to arrive at an agreement with the actors involved. On the side of the fans, they have been deprived of several shocks that would have sparked a major interest in Quebec. The Newspaper offers a list of fights that we would have liked to see in Quebec, but which were never held.
This fight would have exceeded the frames sports. It was a personal matter between the two men. Because of the sexual abuse committed by Davey Hilton on the two nieces of Arturo Gatti, “Thunder”, wanted to settle the account of his former brother-in-law in the ring. He wanted so much this fight that he was ready to fight without asking for a penny to the developer. This scenario has not been realized because of the death of Gatti. A few years later, it was the brother of Arturo, Joe Gatti, a challenge for Hilton. The project never materialized.
The rivalry between Stevenson and Pascal went back to the amateur ranks. During his reign of champion, Stevenson has refused all challenges with Pascal for a variety of reasons. For several months, the two boxers threw the ball on the public square on the revenue-sharing possible for a potential fight. However, they are never able to agree to the great displeasure of the fans of boxing quebec. This duel would have generated interest and income monsters in Quebec. We would have been able to encrypt to several million in ticket sales and tv to the card. However, Stevenson has never wanted to accept that to cross swords with the current WBA champion middle-weight. The project fell to the water permanently after the defeat almost fatal “Superman” in December 2018.
Observers dreamed of a unification fight between Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev. The Quebecer had the title linear and the WBC, while the Russian had all the other belts of the mid-heavy. With the strike force of the two boxers, we would have had the right to a duel explosive. However, everything changed on the day when the Quebecois decided to make the jump in the television network Showtime. There have been negotiations on the public square, which have come to nothing concrete. Tired of waiting on the Quebec, Kovalev turned to Andre Ward, which stripped him of his belts.
Markus Beyer (2)
Eric Lucas has been the victim of one of the greatest flights in the history of boxing in quebec in April 2003 in Germany. His defeat by split decision to him had left a bitter taste in the mouth. The former WBC champion has desired for a long time to get a revenge on the part of Markus Beyer in order to reset the clock to the hour. He was even prepared to do it even without a belt at stake. By contrast, the proponents of Beyer did not seem so taken of this avenue and have done sure beats sitting the former champion on the siding.
Carl Froch (2)
Lucian Bute has stated that he was not 100% when he went into the ring against Carl Froch. It was an injury to the left hand. A defeat in a single direction against the English. Is this the result would have been different in a rematch ? We will never know. In this fight against Froch, he had lost much more than his belt. This defeat has made him very poorly on the psychological plane. It needed several years before they recover. In spite of everything, it would have been interesting to see a Bute in full possession of his means against Froch in a rematch.
Bernard Hopkins (3)
The first two battles had given rise to sparks, on and outside the ring. Jean Pascal fought like a lion during the first, which had ended in a tie. During the second duel, he had lost his belts via unanimous decision. Bernard Hopkins had been more effective in his shots as the Quebec. However, Pascal had decided not to include a clause rematch for the second shock. Hopkins had then had the freedom to be heading towards a duel against Chad Dawson instead of a third fight with Pascal.
There has never been a duel between these two gentlemen in the ring. The stars have never been aligned so that the two have been world champions during their respective careers. This is a fight where the fans would have been divided. With their qualities, Lucas and Otis Grant would have delivered a very tight battle. A the other hand ? And even a trilogy ? Why not ! We would be entitled to the boxing exciting.
Badou Jack (2)
Lucian Bute wanted a chance to become world champion. After his defeat against James DeGale, he has had a new chance against the WBC champion of the super-means Badou Jack in Washington in 2016. It is a battle that kept fans on the edge of their seats from beginning to end. A battle that ended in a tie. Later, Bute was given a loss by disqualification after testing positive for ostarine. It had been whitened by the following. It would have been interesting to see a second confrontation Bute-Jack in order to know the identity of the best boxer between the two with a clear result.