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Clear Domination For Dicaire

By Daniel Cloutier


MONTRÉAL — The Montrealer Marie-Eve Dicaire (15-0-0) promised to her fans to stay world champion, and she kept her promise. Saturday evening in the ring of the Montréal Casino, in the main event of a boxing show organized by the GYM Group, Dicaire proceed to a successful first defense of her IBF female super welterweight (154 pounds) championship of the world, with a win by unanimous decision (10 rounds of two minutes) over the former WBC champion, the Swedish Mikaela Lauren (31-6-0).

The first three rounds were close, each fighter having her good moments. However, in the fourth round, Dicaire fought very well offensively and defensively, and she dominated clearly the round.

Dicaire maintained her domination in the fifth round, but the sixth round was close like the first three rounds of the bout. In the seventh, eighth and 10th rounds, Dicaire took back the control of the action, in being more agressive and more accurate than her rival.

The three judges scored the fight for the Montrealer: 99-93, 99-91 and 98-92, cards which are showing a clear domination by her.

“I am very proud of my performance,” said Dicaire. “I was a bit careful in the first three rounds, because I got a little cut over the left eye, but more the fight was progressing, more I was intense, and more I was dominating the action. I knew that my speed and my technique would make the difference in the result of the fight. No doubt that I dominated almost of all the rounds. I really hope to make a second defense of my world title this year, may be next summer. I really want to stay active to be the best possible.”

The welterweight (147 pounds) David Theroux, from Sorel, Québec, obtained his 16th win in pro boxing (16-3-0) in beating the Mexican Juan Daniel Bedolla Orozco (19-9-2) by unanimous decision in eight rounds.

Théroux attacked intensively in each round, and Orozco replied often with solid counter-attacks, The fight was pretty spectacular.

In the fifth round, Theroux, very aggressive, hurt his rival two or three times with power shots to the head and the body.

The score cards of the judges showed the total domination by Théroux: 80-72, 80-72 and 80-72.

Terry Osias, a light heavyweight (175 pounds) from the Montréal area, stayed undefeated in eight pro bouts (8-0-0), with a win by TKO over the Argentinian Juan Cruz Correa (4-2-1).

Osias was the aggressor in the most of the rounds. Correa was working more in counters-attacks.

Osias attacked furiously in the fourth round, and he finally provoked a knockdown. And Osias sent again his rival on the floor in the sixth and last round with a solid right hand on the chin. Correa got back on his legs, but Osias attacked again with intensity, and the referee intervened to declare the Argentinian TKO.

The cruiserweight (190 pounds) Yan Pellerin, a fighter from Granby, Québec, increased his pro record to 6-1-0 in beating the Mexican Eduardo Valencia Aguilar (2-2-0) by unanimous decision in four rounds.

The fight was intense, each fighter tried to score a KO or a TKO in each round.

The judges scored the bout 40-35, 39-36 and 40-35.

The Montrealer super lightweight (140 pounds) southpaw Mazlum Akdeniz improved his pro record to 9-0-0, with a victory by unanimous decision in eight rounds over the Mexican Jose Guillermo Garcia (9-6-1).

Faster and more accurate, Akdenis was dominating more rounds than his opponent.

Garcia finished the sixth round with a severe cut over the left eye.

The three judges scored the fight 80-72 for the Montrealer.

In the opening bout of the evening, the Montrealer middleweight (1609 pounds) Dhzon Belfon scorned his second win in pro boxing (2-0-0) in beating the Mexican Gerardo Aldama (1-3-0) by KO in the second round.

In the first round, Belfon connected more power shots than his rival, and in the second round, the Montrealer opened the machine and he knock Aldama out.

The KO has a been registered at 2.59 minutes of this second round. The fight was scheduled for four rounds.



 

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