Knockout artist Artur Beterbiev will combat Marcus Browne in a defence of his IBF and WBC light-heavyweight championships on the Bell Centre in Montreal on December 17, dwell on Sky Sports activities.
Russia’s Beterbiev is undefeated in 16 fights and has an ominous one hundred pc KO ratio.
Browne, a US 2012 Olympian, has gained 24 of his 25.
“Artur Beterbiev has constructed an amazing fanbase in Montreal, and we wished to provide him the chance to defend his titles in his adopted hometown,” stated Prime Rank chairman Bob Arum.
“Marcus Browne is a worthy obligatory challenger, an enormous southpaw with a excessive boxing IQ. However I consider Artur is the world’s premier light-heavyweight and, as regular, will finish the combat earlier than the ultimate bell.”
Beterbiev stated: “I wish to thank Bob Arum and Yvon Michel for bringing this occasion to Montreal. It has been a dream of mine to defend my titles in entrance of the followers who’ve supported me my complete professional profession.
“I sit up for defending my titles in dominant vogue.”
Browne stated: “That is the second in my life that I have been ready for and I am able to reap the benefits of it.
“I do know precisely what I’ve to do to take the titles from Beterbiev and that is what I’ll do.
“Beterbiev is essentially the most prevented champion on the market. He is an excellent fighter, would not make a number of errors and is tremendous sturdy. However I am the higher fighter and I am right here to point out that come December 17. So, to my followers, know that I am again and I am right here to remain. No controversial losses, no distractions, simply straight work.”
Undefeated mild flyweight contender Kim Clavel will problem for the WBC title, whereas former IBF super-welterweight world champion Marie-Eve Dicaire will try and regain her crown. Full particulars relating to the Clavel and Dicaire fights can be introduced shortly.
Sky Sports activities Boxing schedule
October 16 – Prime Rank in San Diego
Emanuel Navarette vs Joet Gonzalez – WBO featherweight title
October 16 – BOXXER in Newcastle
Savannah Marshall vs Lolita Muzeya – WBO middleweight title
Hughie Fury vs Christian Hammer
Chris Eubank Jr vs Wanik Awidjan
Lewis Ritson vs Hank Lundy
October 24 – Prime Rank in Atlanta
Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson – WBO super-featherweight title
October 31 – Prime Rank in New York
Jose Zepeda vs Josue Vargas
November 6 – Prime Rank in Las Vegas
Mikaela Mayer vs Maiva Hamadouche – IBF and WBO super-featherweight titles
November 6 – BOXXER in Liverpool
November 20 – BOXXER in London
Richard Riakporhe vs Olanrewaju Durodola
Caroline Dubois skilled debut
November 20 – Prime Rank in Las Vegas
Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter – WBO welterweight title
December 11 – Prime Rank in Las Vegas
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey
December 17 – Prime Rank in Montreal
Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC light-heavyweight titles
December 18 – Prime Rank in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed super-lightweight title