Guido Vianello-Simon Kean scheduled as a part of Beterbiev-Smith undercard


A pair of Olympic heavyweights will try to steal the present in Canada’s largest boxing occasion of the 12 months.

2016 Italian Olympian Guido “The Gladiator” Vianello will tackle 2012 Canadian Olympian Simon “The Grizzly” Kean in a 10-round heavyweight battle on Saturday, Aug. 19 at Videotron Centre in Quebec Metropolis, Canada.

Vianello-Kean will function the co-feature to the sunshine heavyweight showdown between IBF/WBC/WBO world champion Artur Beterbiev and WBC No. 1 contender Callum “Mundo” Smith.

Beterbiev-Smith and Vianello-Kean will probably be broadcast reside on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The cardboard will air reside and solely on Sky Sports activities within the UK and Eire.

Vianello (10-1-1, 9 KOs) debuted within the paid ranks in December 2018 and gained his first seven bouts in three rounds or much less. His progress stalled after a 2020 draw in opposition to Kingsley Ibeh and an injury-filled 2021 wherein he fought solely as soon as. The 29-year-old returned in July 2022 with a fourth-round TKO win in opposition to Rafael Rios. Three months later, he scored a dominant eight-round determination over Jay McFarlane in entrance of a hometown crowd in Rome. In his final combat, Vianello misplaced his ‘0’ after a proper hand from veteran Jonnie Rice precipitated a minimize above his left eye, forcing the referee to finish the bout within the seventh spherical. Vianello was forward on all three judges’ scorecards on the time of the stoppage.

Vianello mentioned, “I’m in nice form and trying to avenge the freak accident that ended my combat final time. Simon Kean is a giant identify in Canada, and I’m coming for a knockout. That is my new period. I see solely myself within the heart of the ring, and any opponent is simply stopping me from attending to the place I need to be.”

Kean (23-1, 22 KOs) started his professional profession in November 2015 and completed his first seven opponents in 5 rounds or much less. Aside from his determination over Avery Gibson in 2017, all his victories have ended by way of knockout. He captured his first regional title with a third-round TKO in opposition to Adam Braidwood in June 2018. 4 months later, he suffered a fourth-round TKO loss to Dillon Carman. The 34-year-old slugger bounced again with eight stoppage wins, together with a third-round TKO over Carman of their 2019 rematch and a seventh-round TKO in opposition to former world title challenger Eric Molina in March.

Kean mentioned, “Vianello is a giant contender, the most important problem of my profession, however I’m there. I’m coaching exhausting, and it paid off in my final combat. I’m a 2.0 model of ‘The Grizzly.’ Nothing has been left to probability in preparation for this combat in opposition to the Italian Olympian, and it guarantees to be a smashing victory for me!”

A press launch by Prime Rank has been used on this article.


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