Victory expeditious for Adonis Stevenson on Saturday at the Bell Centre.
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The WBC world champion in the light heavyweight, Adonis Stevenson (29-1-0), has established itself quickly on the Polish Andrzej Fonfara (29-5-0), Saturday at the Bell Centre, making it fall in the first round. The champion finally recorded the victory by T. K. O. at 26 seconds of the second round, after coach Fonfara, Virgil Hunter, had thrown in the towel. “Hunter has done well to stop the fight. With what happened to the boxer of Quebec, David Whittom, it was designed to protect. We boxons, but the important thing is health, ” commented Adonis Stevenson on this topic, reports RDS.ca.
With the win, Adonis Stevenson has made the eighth defence of his world title. He could now have the chance to take part in a battle to unify the titles at light-heavyweight, in the case where he would be invited to face the winner of the duel between June 17, the holder of the crowns WBA, IBF and WBO, Andre Ward (31-0-0), Sergey Kovalev (30-1-1). However, the promoter Yvon Michel nurtures some hope in this scenario, according to what he has mentioned in the press conference, Saturday. The opportunity to see Stevenson face his mandatory challenger, Eleider Alvarez, seems to be greater than ever. “I’m ready to face anyone, but it is not me who negotiates. It is certain that Alvarez deserves his chance if there is no unification, ” said Adonis Stevenson, in press.
Earlier in the evening, Eleider Alvarez (23-0-0) has actually defended brilliantly his WBC crown Money by taking on Jean Pascal (31-5-1) by majority decision of the judges (114-114, 117-111, 116-112) at the end of a confrontation exciting. The duel caused much expectations from fans and it did not disappoint. While Eleider Alvarez controlled the action with his jab, Jean Pascal has reserved his best moves at the end of each round.
After the K. O. to Lucien Bute in February last, and then beat Jean Pascal on Saturday, Eleider Alvarez could therefore now be measured against Adonis Stevenson in the fall. Jean Pascal, for his part, has certainly demonstrated that he was still of the size to compete in big fights. On social media on Sunday, he congratulated Alvarez ” for this very good fight and I wish him to win the title! “He also thanked his fans for having” endured by so many. You are important to me and that is why I like to always give you a good show. I think I’ve well did it yesterday, but not well enough. There are several things that I could have done better. So I’m going to go back in the “lab” as soon as possible “.
Earlier in the evening, He Mikaël Zewski (28-1-0) won by unanimous decision of the judges on the Mexican Fernando Silva (15-11-3), and the Olympian French Christian Mbilli (4-0-0) stopped the Mexican Cesar Ugarte (4-2-0) by T. K. O. at 47 seconds of the second round. More than 6000 people gathered at the Bell Centre for this event presented by Groupe Yvon Michel.
The left hook – the news in brief
This Saturday, June 10 at Tohu in Montreal, Francis Lafrenière (15-5-2), Coteau-du-Lac, will make the first defence of his title NABO medium weight, in a bout against American Michael Moore (15-1-0). In the main fight of support of the evening presented by Rixa Promotions, the Laval Erik Bazinyan (15-0-0) will face the Mexican Rolando Paredes (13-4-2), the current champion, WBC FECOMBOX in the mid-heavy. Also, Roody Pierre-Paul (14-3-1), of Terrebonne, will face Mexican Oscar Barajas (17-4-1). The two power moves had to be content with a tie in June 2016. Golden Garcia (8-0-1) will face Mexican Luis Zambrano (14-10-1). The boxer Drummondville Jordan Balmir (4-0-0) will be opposed to the French Salim BenRejeb (4-4-1). Jean-Michel Bolivar (1-0-0), Pointe-Calumet, will face Toronto’s Mikhail Miller (0-1-1), Mohamed Soumaoro (1-0-0), LaSalle, will face Alfredo Cardenas (4-6-0) in Mexico. Finally, Chann Thonson (2-0-0) will be opposed to Tonathiu Garcia (4-3-1) of Mexico.
In the absence of having been able to fight at the Bell Centre, Saturday, the Olympian nova scotians resident of Montreal, Custio Clayton (11-0-0), should be in action on Thursday, June 15, at the Cabaret du Casino de Montréal during the event presented by Groupe Yvon Michel. The identity of his opponent is not yet known, but Clayton is likely to fight for the titles vacant WBC Continental Americas and IBF International. Recall that the adversary he had to deal with, the Mexican Oscar Cortez (26-2-0), presented with an overweight of more than 20 books. The heavyweight Oscar Rivas (20-0-0), who was also fighting on Saturday, will also be in action at the Casino de Montréal, on June 15. The Canadian champion in the super-means, Shakeel Phinn (13-1-0), Brossard, qc, Marie-Eve Dicaire (7-0-0), from Saint-Eustache, the average weight Patrice Volny (6-0-0), the Olympian of the French and triple European champion among amateurs, Christian Me Billi (3-0-0), will also be including action.
The heavyweight Joel Theriault (2-1-0) suffered a defeat by disqualification in the first round, Friday at the Centre Mario-Gosselin in Thetford Mines, in his fight against the Mexican Oswaldo Ortega (3-5-0). This was a short evening for the fans in attendance, as all the other fights ended by T. K. O. in the first round. Thus, the local Sébastien Roy (2-0-0) had the best of Jose Caro (0-5-0) in Mexico. Kimmy St-Pierre (2-3-0) took on Michael Gargoury (0-12-1) in Shawinigan. The mid-heavy Kazakh, Nurzat Sabirov (1-0-0), a time of hope signed by InterBox, has defeated the Polish Kasjan Inglot (1-2-0). Finally Kevin Menoche (1-0-0) won over Mike Breton (1-4-0), Saint-Georges. It is difficult for me, at this time, not to mention a message circulated on social media by the coach Francis Duguay directly affected, such as the middle of the boxing, by the tragedy that struck David Whittom, still hospitalized following a brain hemorrhage after a fight, there are more than a week. “I’m always concerned for David Whittom, but the effect Whittom is felt. After the fight Mike [Breton] Jamaica [defeat by TKO in the 3rd round last April 26, ED], I had suggested to Mike to stop, I had said to him, “Mike you have 4 kids, you’re 31 years old and boxing is not going to give thee more than that.” But he wanted to do another one. I warned before the fight that if I felt even the slightest bit of danger, I stopped the fight and I did. I had the pleasure of seeing Mike sit down and talk with her family in the corridor. The next fight : victory for Kimmy St-Pierre by TKO 1 over Michael Gargoury. The effect Whittom, now. Following his fight, Mike Breton announced his retirement and this morning, Michael Gargouri announced its “retirement”.
This Friday 9 June that Francy Ntêtu (16-1-0), Chicoutimi, will face American Brian Holstein (12-6-1) at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, in the State of New York, in an event presented by DiBella Entertainment.
Dave Leblond (2-1-0), Thetford Mines, will face the Ontario’s Phil Rose (7-4-1) on Wednesday, June 7, in Jamaica, in the framework of the Contender Boxing Series.
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