Bazinyan: “Its My First Fight Without My Father; Nothing Can Beat Me”

Erik Bazinyan Hopes to Begin a Successful 2023

Erik Bazinyan returns to boxing without his father
Erik Bazinyan | Credit: Facebook

Erik Bazinyan Aims to Prove Himself After Losing his Father

Super middleweight Erik Bazinyan (28-0, 21KO) has marched toward the top of the division with a championship opportunity in sight. The 27-year-old Canadian is in the conversation as one of the top guys in the division. As he looks to return to the ring, he will do so without his father by his side.

3Kings Boxing mentioned Bazinyan as one of the best-kept secrets in the division. The secret may be out as his stock has risen, earning him a spot within the top ten in all four major sanctioning bodies.

In his last outing, Bazinyan dominated Argentinian Marcelo Esteban Coceres in June 2022. Following the victory, he had to deal with losing his father, resulting in his withdrawal from a scheduled October 27, 2022 card. He shut things down for the remainder of the year and is ready to return for a big 2023.


The #2 WBA, #3 WBO, #4 WBC, and #9 IBF contender is set to return to the ring against former title challenger Alantez “SlyAza” Fox (28-3-1, 13KO) on February 2. In a statement to Le Journal De Montreal, he spoke about his motivations heading into the fight.

“It’s a very important and special fight for me because I lost my father a few months ago, and it will be my first fight without having him on my side. It motivates me a lot mentally, and I know that nothing can beat me. I want to prove that I have my place in the world-class fights.”

Bazinyan will have plenty of motivation in front of the hometown crowd looking at the Montreal Casino, in Montreal, Quebec.

By: Bo Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."