The Puerto Rican fighter Bryan “Chary” Chevalier will be part of the billboard that will be held on February 16 at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York, and will star O’Shaquie Fosterwho will make his second defense of the super featherweight belt of the World Boxing Council (WBC) before him also Puerto Rican Abraham Nova.
Chevalier will face the Mexican-American Andres Cortes in the 10-round co-feature fight, confirmed the promotion company Top Rank.
This match replaces the brawl between the undefeated super welterweight Xander Zayas and Brazilian Patrick Teixeirawhich was finally postponed to June in the traditional billboard held on the eve of the Puerto Rican National Parade in New York.
Top Rank explained that the decision to move the Zayas-Teixeira match It was due to a strategic adjustment after analyzing this year’s sporting panorama and to give the Puerto Rican boxer a broader preparation space.
Chevalier (20-1-1, 16 KO’s) – who is undefeated in his last 12 fights – has just defended the Intercontinental 130-pound title by defeating the Dominican by technical knockout in the seventh round. Ranfis Javier Encarnacion in a fight that took place at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar, in Rio Grande, on July 12, 2023.
Similarly, Cortes (20-0, 11 KO’s) – who signed with Top Rank in March 2022 and since then has won four fights – won his last fight by knockout against Xavier Martinezwho did not come out to fight after the seventh round on a card held at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 28, 2023.
Top Rank also reported that the first televised fight will be the featherweight fight. Bruce “Shu Shu” Carrington (10-0, 6 KO’s), who will clash against a Filipino Bernard Torres (18-1, 8 KO’s) over 10 rounds.
The Foster-Nova card will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ starting at 10:00 pm, Puerto Rico time.