Due to the mandatory quarantine, promoter Camille Estephan is not able to accompany his boxers when they perform in Mexico.
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On Friday night, when he watched the conclusion of the fight between Steven Butler and Jose de Jesus Macias, the famous promoter had a small pang in his heart.
“I’m in shock,” Estephan said a few minutes after the end of the fight. I noticed that his right hand hurt after the third round. ”
“His trainer Mike Moffa started telling him to throw his left. Everything then collapsed like a house of cards. We are not going to tell each other a story. “
Hard to swallow
During his career as a promoter, Estephan experienced several defeats with his foals in important fights. The one suffered by Butler against Macias is the most difficult to take.
“This is both my first big surprise and disappointment. We will have a team meeting to analyze what happened. “
He didn’t want to spell out his protégé’s future plans, but he is well aware that he will have work to bring him back into a major fight in the near future.
Above all, he won’t want Butler to serve as a foil to rising boxing stars. He loves and respects him too much to go in that direction.
Stiverne: another knockout
Meanwhile, in Florida, Bermane Stiverne suffered another crushing loss.
The former WBC heavyweight world champion lost by knockout at 11e round against Trevor Bryan as the WBA regular title was at stake.
The Haitian-born Quebecer was more competitive than in his last bouts, but he was quickly overwhelmed by Bryan’s attacks. Stiverne cashed as best he could. However, he seems to be really at the end of his rope.
He had some good streaks in which he hit Bryan solidly. He failed to shake her and that was the end of the broadcasts.
At 42 years old and three consecutive losses by knockout, Stiverne must hang up his gloves.
He cannot play Russian Roulette with his health.