Montreal, Quebec (Canada), Thursday, November 30th – The injury bug had not hurt the TKO41: Champions until today as top featherweight prospect Alex Morgan (7-3-0) is forced to pull-out with a heart breaking knee injury sustained during sparring. Morgan was set to do battle with France’s Ylies Djiroun on the main card of this star-studded event. A win by Morgan would’ve put him right in line for a championship bout against the winner of the Laramie/Jourdain title fight that will headline TKO41.

TKO president Stephane Patry was disappointed by the news “it’s very disappointing, this was a huge fight for both Alex and Ylies as this fight was another chapter in an incredible storyline at 145. Morgan needed to rebound from his last fight against Nogueira and Djiroun wanted to display his skills in front of a new audience. I hope Alex will be back in tip-top shape ASAP and won’t need surgery. We are hard at work trying to find a scenario for Ylies Djiroun but on 8 days notice it’s very complicated.

Keith Lee vs. Frederik Dupras also scratched

The bantamweight fight between Keith Lee and Frederik Dupras was also scratched from the fight card. Keith Lee won’t be able to participate in the event and TKO wasn’t able to find an opponent that would fit with what Frederik Dupras and his team would deem acceptable as a last minute opponent.

TKO is working very hard at trying to find a replacement to fight Ylies Djiroun on 8 days notice or to add one or two new fights to the fight card. Tickets are still on sale at the Bell Centre ticket office by calling 514-790-2525 or by visiting

Confirmed bouts for TKO41: CHAMPIONS

Featherweight Championship – 5 rounds
TJ Laramie (6-2) vs. Charles Jourdain (5-0)

Middleweight Championship – 5 rounds
Marc-André Barriault (8-1) vs Strahinja Gavrilovic (7-4)

Lightweight Championship – 5 rounds
Derek Gauthier (8-7) vs Jesse Ronson (18-8)

Heavyweight Championship – 5 rounds
Bakary Sakho (1-0) vs Adam Dyczka (6-0)

Bantamweight Championship – 5 rounds
Jesse Arnett (13-4) vs Dimitri Waardenburg (13-8)

Lightweight bout
Michael Dufort (4-2) vs Kevin Généreux (4-2)

Flyweight bout
Jordan Graham (1-0) vs Tony Laramie (1-0)

Featherweight bout
Charles Hupperhetz (2-1) vs Matar Lo (2-1)

Flyweight bout
James Clarke (1-1) vs James Mancini (3-3)

Welterweight bout
Collin Baikie (1-2) vs David Daigneault (2-0)

Women’s Flyweight bout
Griet Eeckhout (3-2-1) vs Corinne Laframboise (1-0)