Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Phinn Wins By Disqualification
In The 10th Round
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The super middleweight Canadian champion, the
Montrealer Shakeel Phinn, who really hopes to be involved in
a North American championship this year or next year, made
another step in that direction.
Involved in the main event of this boxing show organized by
the GYM Group, Phinn improved his pro record to 13-1-0 in
beating the Mexican Josue Aguilar (12-2-3) by
disqualification in the 10th round.
Phinn, who was very patient in the first round, provoked a
knockdown in the second round with a solid uppercut to the
chin. And he attacked intensively in the third round.
Aguilar got a good fourth round offensively, but Phinn hurt
him several times in the fifth, sixth and seventh rounds
with his powerful hooks to the head and the body.
And the 10th and last round, Phinn maintained his attacks,
and the referee disqualified the Mexican, who was hooking
constantly the Montrealer.
The welterweight Bruno Bredicean, a fighter from Cape Coral,
Florida, living in Montréal since few months, stayed
undefeated in eight pro bouts (8-0-0), with a victory by
majority decision of the judges in six rounds over the
Mexican Jose Manuel Mares (17-12-0).
A judge scored the bout 57-57, but the others judges got one
and two points of priority for Bredicean.
Bredicean is trained by the brothers Howard and Otis Grant
at the Monster Gym in Dorval, in the West Island of
The fight was pretty spectacular, each fighter attacking
intensively in each round. However, Bredicean was more
accurate than his opponent.
The super lightweight Michael Gadbois, a fighter from
Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, increased his pro record to 15-1-3
in beating the veteran Mexican boxer Cecilio Santos
(33-32-6) by unanimous decision in six rounds.
A southpaw, Gadbois attacked furiously his opponent in each
The veteran welterweight Jo Jo Dan, a Romanian living in
Montréal, improved his record to 36-4-0 with a win by TKO
over the Mexican Jesus Gurrola (23-11-3).
Dan floored his rival three times with great power shots to
the head and the body, the first time in the first round,
and twice in the fifth round. The referee stopped the bout
after the second knockdown of the fifth round.
A southpaw, Dan was ranked in Top 10 in the world in 2015.
Like Bredicean, Dan is trained by Howard and Otis Grant.
In the opening bout of the evening, the Montrealer
welterweight Roodsy Vincent scored his second win in pro
bout (2-1-0), with a win by unanimous decision in four
rounds over the Mexican Aaron Lazcano (2-2-0). The fight was
extremely intense, each fighter connecting a lot of power
shots, in hoping to to win by KO.
In the only female fight of the evening, the Montrealer
Jessica Camara, a former Canadian amateur welterweight
champion, made successful pro debut in beating the Mexican
Heidy Martinez (2-2-0) by unanimous decision in four rounds.