Mbilli, Makhmudov back in action

On May 25th, #1 super middleweight contender Christian “Solid” Mbilli (26-0, 22 KOs) will attempt to continue his worldwide conquest at the Gervais Auto Center in Shawinigan. Facing him will be Mark “Kid Dynamite” Heffron (30-3-1, 24 KOs). ESPN+ will televise.

Christian Mbilli: “No matter where he comes from and who he is, my opponent will have to arrive ready because on May 25th, I will once again demonstrate why I belong with the elite of the super-middleweights. Mark Heffron is just another boxer on my path. I respect him, but I won’t be gentle with him, just like with the others. I am convinced that we will deliver quite a fight in Shawinigan, but victory is the only option for me!”

In the co-main event, heavyweight Arslanbek “The Lion” Makhmudov (18-1, 17 KOs) will return from his first loss to face Junior Fa (20-3, 11 KOs). ”

Arslanbek “The Lion” Makhmudov: Honestly, I am happy. It’s good work on the part of my team to already secure a new big fight, and especially a fight that will be excellent. I’ve already faced him in a very close fight that he won when we were amateurs, so I am more than determined to avenge that defeat.”

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  • They keep M’billi nice and active. About to be his second fight in the first five months of the year. Doesn’t sound so great, in general, but you rarely see that from guys rated so highly. If you can’t get THE fight, still stay sharp.

    • True, I think top rank is buying time to get the right fight for him. They are matching not tough, but I’m guessing good enough to get some work in and a paycheck. I’m interested to see where he ends up. Either way it’s going to be a fun watch.

      • Montreal has had a great run in the super middleweights. Thank you both for the back up yesterday. I admit PBC tends to raise my blood pressure a little. I thought back to another Montreal fighter Adonis Stevenson. What a talent he was and he had such a long reign yet never faced Kovolev, Hopkins, or Ward. He also never faced Pascal, Eleider Alvarez, or Bute. All would have been huge fights in Quebec yet never happened. If you break it down I am sure there maybe some valid reasons…yet most of these fighters on my list fought each other. Sometimes more then once. Need I say More? M’billi may have a Montreal dance partner with Bazinyan one day. It would be nice to see some big fights back in Montreal. They had a great run in the previous decade

        • Montreal DEFINITELY does love supermiddles. Stevenson, Pascal, Alvarez and then Lucian Bute and Adrian Diaconu. Then Eric Lucas, Stephane Ouellet, David Lemieux ended up there and Pascal had a brother who was decent who fought at 168 as well.

          • Heck Davey Hilton won a belt at 168 I believe. I know personally his life was as messed up as it gets but him and Ouellet had a great trilogy.

          • Don’t forget Otis Grant, who was an excellent boxer and former world champion!

        • You named them all at super middle in Canada. All solid fighters and fun to watch. I remember watching those fights on TV thinking it would be fun to watch a fight in Quebec especially those guys. It looked like a party!

      • I think they’ll just keep him active and winning against guys with decent records in anticipation of Canelo splitting up those belts and he’ll be in line to fight for a vacant one.

  • Please don’t bring Ryder back from the graveyard to face Mbilli. Honestly, I am not so sold to Mbilli, I mean there is a big question mark about how good he really is, and to find out, I would like to see him against Andrade or Plant

    • Whether he’s great or not is debatable, but he sure as hell is fun to watch. He has one gear… full throttle.

  • Now, every opponent that faces Makhmudov knows that he doesn’t like to be touched on the bread basket

    • They’re doing right by him by getting him back quick. Throw him in again and make him sink or swim. He’s still going to be a tough guy to beat unless you can drag him through a few rounds. Win 3 in a row and suddenly that single loss doesn’t look so bad. I’m stunned we haven’t heard anything from Kabayel getting into the ring again. I’d think his people would want to capitalize on his momentum.

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