Evelin Bermudez Confident Heading into Kim Clavel’s Backyard for Title Defense
Groupe Yvon Michel, in association with O.R. Promotions, is happy to confirm that Montreal junior flyweight Kim Clavel (17-0-1, 3 KOs) is finally returning to fight in another world championship. The former World Boxing Council (WBC) world middleweight champion will try to conquer
Argentinian Evelin “The Little Princess” Nazarena Bermudez (18-1-1, 6 KOs), the reigning
International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) Light Flyweight on October 7 at Place Bell in Laval, Canada. This will be the third world title fight for the 32-year-old Clavel (1-1), and the 10th (7-1-1) for Bermudez, 26.
Clavel’s third fight in 2023, coming off her May 12th victory over Naomi Arellano Reyes (9-3, 5
KOs) in another breathtaking performance. Fans remember the incredible confrontation this
past January 13th with World Boxing Association (WBA) world junior flyweight champion Yesica
Nery Plata (29-2-0, 3 KOs), when Clavel lost a decision as well as her WBC crown.
October 7 is the real RECONQUEST for Clavel, who gets a second chance to be crowned as a
world champion by two different sanctioning bodies. She who is ranked as the No. 1 contender
by both the WBO and the IBF.
“My journey has not been easy, I have never taken detours, but I have shaped myself and nowKim Clavel
nothing can stop me. I want to thank champion Evelin Bermudez for giving me this opportunity to win her titles. I know that she is a great champion and that she is confident in her abilities. I’m going to need all of Quebec behind me, I trust that with my team, my perseverance and all of you, that on October 7th I will be world champion again. Thank you for your eternal support.”
“I am extremely motivated with my team to guide Kim towards the conquest of two world titles. The task will be difficult since Bermudez is an excellent boxer. Kim, however, has the determination, perseverance, and doggedness to win those belts. Her greatest desire: to become world champion again. Together and with everyone’s support, we will succeed!”Danielle Bouchard, coach to Kim Clavel
TO RETURN A CHAMPION
Bermudez, fighting out of Santa Fe, Argentina, started her career in 2016 as a 19-year-old. She
won her first world title fight in 2018 by dethroning Mexican Maria Guadalupe Bautista (21-11-2,
4 KOs) at her home in Argentina for the IBF light flyweight title. She added the WBO crown in
2022 with a brutal knockout of Debora Rengifo (19-11-1, 11 KOs), of Caracas, Venezuela. After
seven successive IBF and one WBO title defenses, she lost by majority decision to Costa Rican
Yokasta Valle (28-2, 9KO), who is also IBF / WBO world champion of the minimum division (105
pounds), in Carson, California. The latter immediately abandoned her two new junior flyweight
titles (108 pounds) which allows Bermudez to win them back, this past March in Buenos Aires
against previously undefeated Mexican Tania Enriquez (20-0, 9 KOs).
Now world champion once again, Bermudez is confident of retaining her crowns:
“I have always said that champions must face the best and Kim Clavel is part of this group. She may have the advantage of fighting at home, but I am a proud and racy Argentina. I’ll give you a good show and return home with my belts.”Evelin Bermudez
“To be the best, you have to beat the best. Evelin is ripe for proving her eminence and a win over Clavel is the best way to prove it.”O.R. Promotions CEO Georgina Rivero
“It is with great enthusiasm and confidence that we offer this challenge to Kim and this gift to herGYM President Yvon Michel
many supporters. We remember the great intense and passionate fight between the two champions last January. Moreover, this one is still in the running for the 2023 Fight of the Year. The 4,000 spectators at Place Bell are still shaking. Next October 7th, the task promises to be difficult but, supported by a passionate and noisy crowd, we will have a new champion in Quebec!”
Tickets go on sale in July and will be available to purchase on line at www.ticketmaster.ca and
directly at GYM at [email protected]. Details will be published shortly.
“LA RECONQUÊTE” is presented by Mise-O-Jeu, in collaboration with Bell Media.
Clavel won her WBC crown on July 29, 2022, in Montreal, beating defending champion Yesenia
Gomez (19-5-3) by 10-round unanimous decision at the Montreal Casino, in a dazzling
performance that unanimously delighted the people of Quebec.
At the height of the COVID19 pandemic, Clavel returned to nursing to help the elderly of
Montreal. On the international scene, his courage and generosity have been recognized. She
received the prestigious 2020 Pat Tillman Award at that year’s ESPY ceremony on ESPN, Time
Magazine recognized her as a “Next Generation Leader” and the WBC presented her with the
Other Oct. 7th fights will be announced in the coming days.