Canadian Steve Claggett will return to action when he takes on compatriot Tony Luis on August 6 at a boxing gala in Cornwall.
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Claggett (31-7-2, 21 KOs) will be looking for a third straight win. He defeated Argentinian Sebastian Ezequiel Aguirre by knockout on March 3 at the Casino de Montréal. The former rival of Junior Ulysse, Mathieu Germain and David Théroux expects to work hard against a local boxer who should receive encouragement from the crowd.
"This is a great fight for Canadian boxing where two true warriors, who are still giving it their all in the ring after a decade of wielding the toughest sport in the world, will finally face off," the weight said. super lightweight in a statement from Eye of the Tiger Management. Now we're going to see who worked the hardest, who put in the most effort, and who will come out on top when the bell rings. This fight has been brewing for a long time and there will be no turning back. Let's see who wants it more."
For his part, Luis (29-5-0, 10 K.-O) wishes to curb a series of two failures. He lost by unanimous decision to John Bauza at Madison Square Garden in New York City in March.
Few events are as motivating as a fight where two boxers find themselves at a crossroads. Indeed, this confrontation can open doors for the winner while it can have the opposite effect for his rival.
"Claggett and I have had similar journeys: beating the odds, making our way as warriors and competing at the highest level without looking back," said the Ontarian. We always knew this day would come, but we didn't know when. Now we know it, and the fans will come out on top.”