Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Bazinyan Stops N’Tetu In The Sixth Round
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer super middleweight Erik Bazinyan
said few days ago that it’s was crucial for him to stay
undefeated to keep alive his chances to participate
eventually to a world championship fight, and he hit the
target Saturday evening in the ring of the Montréal Casino.
Ranked fifth contender by the WBO in the 168 pounds
division, Bazinyan obtained his 21st win in pro boxing
(21-0-0), in beating the Canadian African Francy N’Tetu
(17-3-0) by TKO in a NABO and NABA North American
It was the main event of this boxing show presented by the
promoter Camille Estephan from The Eye Of The Tiger
A fighter from Congo living in Chicoutimi, Québec, N’Tetu
was very aggressive during the first minute of the fight,
but Bazinyan dominate the action with his good technique in
the last two minutes of this first round. Bazinyan dominate
clearly the second round. He connected several power shots
to the head and the body. The third round was close and
intense, each fighter connecting solid shots. The fourth
round was extremely spectacular, each boxer was trying to
score a KO. A clear domination by Bazinyan in the fifth
round. He attacks intensively and he hurt his opponent with
a right hand on the chin.
Bazinyan provoked the two knockdowns in the sixth round with
power shots to the head, N’Tetu was clearly hurt, than, the
referee intervened to declare Bazinyan the winner by TKO.
“In the last two rounds, it was obvious that I placed N’Tetu
in trouble,” said Bazinyan after the bout. “I connected so
many power shots to the head. It’s was obvious that he was
suffering. I finished him in the sixth round with several
power shots to the head. My goal was to stay undefeated, and
I reached my goal. And N’Tetu insulted me in saying I built
my record against easy opponents, I wanted so much to punish
him… and I did it. I want to continue to improve my ratings
on the international boxing scene, in hoping that I will
fight for a world championship in a year or a year and a
MATHIEU STILL IBF NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPION
The Montrealer Mathieu Germain proceeded to the first
defence of his IBF super lightweight North American
championship, and it was a successful one.
Germain (16-0-0) won by split decision in 10 rounds against
the Mexican Carlos Jimenez (14-9-1).
A judge surprised the crowd in giving the fight to Jimenez
by 96-94, but the two others judges scored the fight 98-91
and 92-81 in favour of Germain.
The first three rounds were intense and spectacular, each
fighter connected several power shots. Germain was very
efficient in the middle of the ring, Jimenez was at his best
in the ropes.
In the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds, Germain was the
aggressor and he attacked furiously in each round. A clear
domination for him. In the sixth round, Jimenez looked in
trouble for few seconds.
The seventh round was close and violent, each fighter got
his great moments offensively. Jimenez attacked intensively
in the eight round, he dominated the action, but the ninth
and 10th rounds were close and intense.
“The fight was violent, intense in each round, but no doubt
in my mind I won it,” said Germain in getting out of the
ring. “I dominated almost of all the rounds. I am very
happy, I improved my record, and I guess I increased my
chances to be ranked eventually.”
A CLEAR WIN FOR MADUMA
The Montrealer welterweight (147 pounds) Ghislain Maduma
improved his pro record to 20-3-0 in beating the Argentinian
Diego Gonzalo Luque (21-7-1) by unanimous decision in eight
Intense, aggressive, Maduma connected the most powerful
punches of the fight, but Luque proved he got a very solid
The three judges scored the bout 80-72 in favour of the
The Montrealer Russian Artur Ziyatdinov, a cruiserweight,
kept his perfect record (7-0-0) with a win by TKO over the
fat Mexican Francisco Rivas (12-2-0).
With his long reach and his solid shots, Ziyatdinov gave a
boxing lesson to his opponent. And in the third round,
Ziyatdinov provoked a knockdown, and the fight was stopped
few seconds after. Rivas accepted the verdict of the
referee, because he was sure that his nose’s bone was
The middleweight (160 pounds) Saddridin Akhmedov, an other
Montrealer Russian, increased his pro record to 4-0-0 with a
win by TKO in the first round over the Mexican Jesus Javier
Akhmedov hurt seriously his opponent with his first intense
charge of the fight, in the first minute of the bout. He
maintained his furious attacks, and the referee intervened
to stop the bout and declared Mendoza TKO after only 57
seconds of action. Mendoza was clearly in trouble.
The featherweight (126 pounds) François Pratte, from
Trois-Rivières, Québec, stayed undefeated in eight pro bouts
(8-0-0), in beating the Mexican Oscar Mata (7-4-1) by
unanimous decision of the judges.
Pratte prepared the majority of his intense attacks with his
excellent jab. Pratte dominate clearly the action in five of
the six rounds of the fight.
The heavyweight Arslanbek Makhmudov, a another Russian
living in Montreal, scored his fourth win in pro boxing
(4-0-0) with a victory by TKO in the second round over the
Argentinian Emilio Ezequiel Zarate (21-21-3)
Makhmudov provoked a knockdown in the second round, and few
seconds after, the Zarate’s corner men threw the towels. The
Russian was clearly too strong for his rival.
The Montrealer Russian Ablai Khussainov, a lightweight (135
pounds), obtained his nine win in pro boxing (9-0-0) in
beating the Mexican Jesus Laguna (22-13-2) by KO in the
Laguna attacked furiously in the first round, but Khussainov
took his revenge in the second round, and he knock Laguna
out with a power shot on the chin. For Khussainov, it was a
sixth win by KO or TKO.
In the opening bout of the evening, the Montrealer Russian
Aratyun Avetisyan, a cruiserweight (190 pounds), increased
his pro record to 11-0-0 in beating Mauricio Barragan
(4-3-0), from Uruguay, by TKO.
Avetisyan, who was the aggressor in each minute of the
fight, provoked a knockdown in the second round with a solid
hook to the body, and few seconds after, he floored again
his opponent with a power shot to the head. A this moment,
the referee intervened to declare Barragan TKO.
In the only female bout of the evening, the Montrealer
flyweight (105 pounds) Kim Clavel scored her fourth win in
pro boxing, with a win by unanimous decision in four rounds
over the Mexican Cynthia Martinez (4-3-0).
Very aggressive, Clavel dominated the fight from the
beginning to the end.