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Bazinyan vs. Godoy & Ramirez vs. Foster Headline Eye of the Tiger's Montreal Card

Montreal, Quebec - Eye of the Tiger Promotions (EOTTM) is set to kick off its second event on the 2024 calendar with a thrilling night of boxing on January 25th at the Cabaret du Casino de Montréal. The spotlight will shine on world contender Erik Bazinyan as he faces off against veteran Billi Facundo Godoy in a highly anticipated clash for the NABF and WBA Continental North America titles. Additionally, Albert Ramirez, making his Quebec debut, aims to secure the WBA International belt in a compelling showdown against American southpaw Charles Foster.

Bazinyan (31-0, 22 KOs), a rising star based in Montreal, has climbed the rankings, currently holding impressive positions at #2 WBA, #3 WBC, #3 WBO, and #4 IBF. The Armenian-born boxer showcased his prowess with three bouts in 2023, notably triumphing over Alantez Fox and Ronald Ellis. In his first challenge of 2024, Bazinyan will face the resilient Argentine veteran Godoy (41-7, 20 KOs), known for enduring a 10-round bout against John Ryder.

Marc Ramsay, Bazinyan's trainer and EOTTM's development director, commented on the strategic choice of Godoy as an opponent, stating, "It's important to keep him active while selecting opponents that will allow him to continue his progression, and that's precisely what Godoy represents. The Argentine notably withstood John Ryder's charges for 10 rounds, which is no small feat. So, it'll be an interesting challenge for us."

Godoy, with 48 fights and extensive experience, seeks to claim Bazinyan's NABF title and secure the WBA Continental North America title. The clash promises to be a battle of strategy, precision, and power.

In the evening's semifinal, light heavyweight Ramirez (17-0, 15 KOs) enters the Quebec ring for the first time in an eliminator bout for the #2 spot in the WBA rankings, vying for the vacant International title. The Venezuelan southpaw, ranked 4th in the WBA, 6th in the WBC, and 7th in the WBO, faces the disruptive Foster (22-1, 12 KOs). Foster, aiming to slow Ramirez's progression, brings a unique challenge as one of the few southpaws in the division.

Ramsay expressed confidence in Ramirez's journey, stating, "Albert Ramirez now needs to face higher-quality opponents, and that's precisely what we have in Foster, who has previously come to Montreal as a sparring partner for Artur Beterbiev. He showed then that he was a very resilient boxer and displayed discipline in training." Boxing enthusiasts can anticipate a night of high-stakes matchups and intense competition at the Cabaret du Casino de Montréal on January 25th.


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