Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Improves His Pro Record To 12-1-0
By Daniel Cloutier
Canadian champion, the Montrealer super middleweight Shakeel
Phinn improved his pro record to 12-1-0 Thursday evening in
the ring of the Montréal Casino, with a win by TKO over the
Mexican Victor Palacios. The show was organized by the GYM
Group, headed by the promoter Yvon Michel.
Phinn, who has Mike Tyson’s style, was clearly stronger
physically than his rival, and better technically. Phinn
attacked Palacios (13-14-2) furiously in each round, and he
hurt him several times.
Palacios got a serious cut over to the right eye in the
third round, and his trainers threw the towel at the end of
The welterweight Bruno Bredicean, from Cape Coral, Florida,
scored his seventh win in pro boxing (7-0-0), in beating the
Mexican Alejandro Herrera (16-6-2) by TKO at the end of the
fifth round. Herrera surrounded before the beginning of the
Bredicean, who has the brothers Howard and Otis Grant as
trainers, was faster than his opponent, and better
technically. In the last three rounds, Bredicean gave a very
hard time to the Mexican.
The Montrealer super middleweight Patrice Volny increased
his record to 5-0-0, in becoming the first fighter to beat
Louisbert Altidor (5-1-0), from Ottawa (the Canadian
capital). Volny won by majority decision of the judges in
six rounds (57-57, 59-55 and 57-56).
In the only female fight of the evening, the Montrealer
welterweight Marie-Eve Dicaire stayed undefeated in seven
pro bouts (7-0-0), with a victory by unanimous decision over
Lisa Noel Garland (15-7-0), from York, South Carolina.
In the opening bout of the evening, the super middleweight
Christian M’Billi, the last acquisition of the GYM Group,
got impressive pro debut. He beat the Mexican Adrian Arenas
(2-5-0) by KO in the second round. M’Billi finished the
fight with two great body punches.