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Arslanbek Makhmudov will now face Miljan Rovcanin May 25th

Miljan Rovcanin will attempt to spoil the "Lion's" comeback by stepping into the ring at the Gervais Auto Centre in Shawinigan, Quebec.

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Momtreal, Canada (May 11, 2024) - Junior Fa surprised the boxing world in recent days when he announced his retirement, thus withdrawing from his scheduled bout on May 25 against Arslanbek Makhmudov. Therefore, Serbian national champion Miljan Rovcanin will attempt to spoil the "Lion's" comeback by stepping into the ring at the Gervais Auto Centre in Shawinigan, Quebec with determination.

Arslanbek Makhmudov is in serious rebuild mode which starts on May 25th in Quebec.

Miljan Rovcanin (27-3, 18 KOs), with 30 fights of experience, will not be intimidated by the "Lion" when he enters the arena. He has faced powerful punchers before, notably during the 2018 European Championship when he competed against Agit Kabayel before facing Jared Anderson two years ago. Since then, the 6'4" and 240-pound athlete has remained active in the ring, winning his last 3 fights.

He has also been active in the gym, serving as the main sparring partner for the formidable Croatian top heavyweight contender Filip Hrgovic. It is precisely because he is constantly in the gym that the 30-year-old right-hander never hesitated for a second to accept the challenge of facing the highly ranked heavyweight contender. However, one should not be mistaken; the challenge is significant for the Serbian camp, but also for the Montreal clan, who will face a complete boxer on May 25:

"Rovcanin is a good veteran who combines size and punching power. The only defeats he suffered were at the hands of the American super prospect, Jared Anderson, and the only man to defeat Arslanbek, Agit Kabayel," described Montreal's adopted trainer, Marc Ramsay, referring to Kabayel as an additional motivation for his boxer. Beyond the mental aspect, this fight will also provide answers to the physical challenges surrounding Makhmudov, for better or for worse against Rovcanin:

"I am glad we were able to find a replacement of this caliber, but even more anxious to see how Arslanbek's right hand will react." admitted EOTTM president Camille Estephan, emphasizing the depth of the card surrounding the heavyweight semifinal.

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