Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Butler Stops Herrera In The
By Daniel Cloutier
The Montrealer super welterweight Steven Butler, who hopes
to reach the Top 10 of the international boxing ratings in
the months to come, made another step in this direction
Saturday evening in the ring the Montréal Casino.
Butler, who suffered of his only loss in pro boxing last
year against the Canadian Brendan Cook (19-1-0) at Bell
Centre in Montréal, obtained his fifth win in a row Saturday
in beating the Mexican Jaime Herrera (15-6-1) in a vacant
IBO International 154 pounds championship.
Butler (23-1-1) won the bout by TKO in the 10th round.
Butler stopped his opponent one minute before the end of the
last round. This boxing show was organized by the promoter
Camille Estephan, the big boss of The Eye Of The Tiger
“I want more and more significant bouts to move up in the
international ratings,” said Butler after the bout. “It’s an
important win and I want more significant fights in the
months to come. I know I have my place among the best super
welterweights on the international scene. I know I made
important progress technically and strategically since a
year. I think I showed it in my last fights.”
Ranked number nine contender by the WBO in the welterweight
(147 pounds) division, Custio Clayton, a fighter from
Halifax, Nova Scotia, living in Montréal since 2014, will
certainly move up in the ratings.
Just before the fight Butler-Herrera, Clayton improved his
pro record to 14-0-0 with a win by KO over the Hungarian
Gabor Kovacs (28-10-1). Clayton provoked a knockdown after
15 seconds of action in the first round, and he won by KO 10
The Montrealer Russian super lightweight Batyr Jukembayev
stayed also undefeated (12-0-0), beating the Mexican Noe
Nunez (18-6-1) by TKO after only 36 seconds of action.
Erik Bazinyan (18-0-0), a Montrealer ranked 10th contender
by the WBO in the super middleweight division (168 pounds),
improved his situation his beating the Hungarian Ferenc
Albert (26-13-0) by TKO in the third round.
Ablakhan Khussainov (8-0-0), a lightweight from Kazakstan
living in Montréal since 2015, won by unanimous decision in
eight rounds over the Mexican Gilberto Meza (8-5-1).
The heavyweight Adam Braidwood, from Victoria, British
Columbia, increased his pro record to 12-1-0, in beating the
Mexican Jesus Manuel Perez (9-5-0) by KO in the first round.
The Montrealer cruiserweight Artur Ziatdinov scored his
fourth win in pro boxing (4-0-0), with a victory by TKO in
the first round over Markhatle Wedderburn (2-2-0), from
Finally, the super welterweight Raphael Courchesne, from
Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, obtained his second win in pro
boxing (2-0-0), beating the Mexican Luis Acuna Rojas (2-2-0)
also by TKO in the first round.