TORONTO – A great boxing event is planned to headline the action at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, on Friday, September 11.
This Premier Boxing Champions on Spike headlining event features light heavyweight world champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (26-1, 21 KOs) as he defends against Tommy “Kryptonite” Karpency (25-4-1, 14 KOs) plus 2012 U.S. Olympian and undefeated rising welterweight star Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (17-0, 14 KOs) battling slick-southpaw Chris “The Heat” van Heerden (23-1-1, 12 KOs) in the US televised opener at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
« I am proud to participate in boxing revival there. I would like to help to make sure the youngsters from Ontario will have, one day, the chance to fight for world championship at home on a regular base », explained Stevenson.
« Toronto is a great sport city. We are convinced Boxing can shine in this great market. We have been fortunate to have MLSE and Gobal Boxing Legacy as a partners in this great aventure. We have done everything to bring an Event to be remember », added GYM president and co-promoter, Yvon Michel.
Exclusively for the Canadian PPV, and for the fortunate one inside the Ricoh Coliseum, Canadian heavyweight champion Dillon “Big Country” Carman (8-2, 7 KOs) takes on former heavyweight title contender Donovan “Razor” Ruddock (40-5-1, 30 KOs) in a 10-round battle.
Fighting out out of Ontario, the exciting brawler Carman heads into the ring looking to defend the Canadian title that he won with a seventh-round stoppage of Eric Martel Bahoeli in October 2014. He followed that up with another late stoppage victory, this time over Benito Quiroz in March.
The 29-year-old faces the highest profile challenge of his career when he steps into the ring with the 51-year-old Ruddock. Fighting out of Ontario by way of Jamaica, Ruddock has won twice in 2015 since coming out of a 14-year retirement. Ruddock has been in the ring with some of the best of all time, twice facing Mike Tyson and also battling Lennox Lewis in their primes.
Many more entertaining bouts are also scheduled.
In Canada this great night of boxing will be available on PPV and distributed by Canal Indigo, Bell TV, Shaw TV and Rodgers PPV, starting at 7h00 PM ET.