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NABF Title: Jean-Rivera LIVE NOW on Fight Network

Fight Network Staff / February 16, 2013 - 7:00pm

Montreal, February 13th 2013 - After an unusual delay in attempting to obtain a Visa for boxer Cosme Rivera, Eye of the Tiger Management organization elected to find a substitute for Rivera rather than putting the fight at jeopardy. Taking his place, is Mexican Juan Jesus "Burbuja" Rivera (25-9,16 KOs), who will attempt to grab the NABF Light Welterweight title from the hands of the #1 Ranked WBC contender Dierry Jean (23-0,15 KOs), this upcoming Saturday, February 16th at the Hilton Casino Lac-Lemay.

The event will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. ET on Fight Network.

"Known for his punching power and his aggressive style, Juan Jesus Rivera will be a good test for Dierry and he fits well with the baggage of experience we wish to give Jean in his preparation for an eventual world championship bout", highlighted the president of Eye of the Tiger Management, Camille Estephan. The latter remains confident that the caliber of the confrontation will not be affected by the change of opponent. Indeed, Jean will need to stay alert as his new opponent who was once WBC Youth & Hispanic Champion in 2011 is very experienced.

The gala will also feature several of the most promising pugilists on the Canadian scene, names such as Ahamd Cheikho, Andrew Gardiner, Mian Hussain, Schiller Hyppolite and Brandon Cook. Local sensation Pascal Villeneuve will be making his pro debut as well, making this a great night of can't miss fights!

A few tickets are still available through the Admission network at and at the Final Round boxing club located at 15 Eccles Street in Ottawa. For those who will be unavailable to attend, the event will be simulcast on Fight Network and Wealth TV. For further information, visit or contact (514)-632-5266.

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