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Phinn Stops Raygosa In The Fifth Round;
North American Championship Could Be Next

By Daniel Cloutier

MONTRÉAL - In the main event of this boxing show organized by the GYM Group at the Montréal Casino Saturday afternoon, the Montrealer super middleweight Shakeel Phinn (20-2-1) made another step in direction of a participation of a North American 168 pounds championship, in beating the Mexican Juan Carlos Raygosa (12-15-3) by TKO.

Raygosa was very aggressive in the first two rounds, but Phinn, who was Canadian champion in 2016, took the control of the action in the third round and he gave a very rough time to the Mexican.
In the fifth round, Phinn attacked furiously, he put his rival in serious trouble, and the referee intervened to declare Reygosa TKO. The TKO has been registered at 1.26 minute of the fifth round. Free Bets would have had him as the favourite.

“Raygosa is very tough, but my persistence gave me the chance to stop him,” said Phinn after the fight. “And it’s the first time in seven years that this guy lost a fight by KO or TKO, I am very proud of this result. Like you saw it, I attacked furiously in almost every rounds. What's next? I really hope to fight in a North American championship, and apparently, it’s could happen this summer.”

Bernard Barré, the scout of the GYM Group, said: “Phinn just win an important fight for his future. We will try very hard to involve him in a North American championship. It’s could happen June 8th here at the Montréal Casino.”

Terry Osias, a light heavyweight from Montréal, stayed undefeated in seven pro bouts (7-0-0) in beating the Mexican Juan Santiago Colchado (6-4-1) by TKO in the second round.

Osias provoked two knockdowns in the second round, and after his second visit on the canvas, Colchado has been declared TKO by the referee.

Osias was taller than rival, with a longer reach, and he took advantage of the situation.

The Montrealer super lightweight Abed El-Safadi (2-0-0) connected more power shots than his rival, and he finally won by unanimous decision in four rounds over the Mexican Rodrigo Felix (2-1-0).

El-Safadi was clearly more accurate than Felix.

The three judges scored the fight 40-36 for the Montrealer.

The Montrealer super lightweight Louis Jourdain made successful pro debut with a win by TKO over the Mexican Antonio Vergara (2-6-1).

Jourdain provoked two knockdowns in the first round and he sent his rival on the floor for the third time at the beginning of the second round. It was obvious that his body shots were hurting Vergara.

In the third round, Jourdain provoked a fourth knockdown, again with a body shot, and at that moment, the referee intervened to declare Vergara TKO.

David Tomko, a light heavyweight from Ottawa, Canada, stayed undefeated in seven pro bouts (7-0-0) and he became the first fighter to inflict a defeat to the Californian Simon-Pierre Adde ((4-1-0).

Tomko won by split decision in six rounds.

After three intense rounds, Adde went in his corner with a severe cut over the left eye.

The last three rounds were also intense, but Tomko connected more punches than his opponent.

A judge scored the fight 57-57, but the two others judges scored it 59-55 and 58-56 for Tomko.

The Montrealer light heavyweight Wilfried Seyi obtained his fourth win in pro boxing (4-0-0) in beating the Mexican Ismael Molina Moreno (2-1-0) by unanimous decision in four rounds.

Taller with a longer reach, Seyi sent his rival on the floor on the third round with a powerful hook on the body.

The judges scored the fight 39-36, 40-35 and 40-35 for the Montrealer.

The Montrealer middleweight Dizlon Belfon was a happy man after his pro boxing fight. He won by TKO in the third round against the Montrealer Adam Ayoubi (1-3-1).

Bellman attacked energetically in the third round, and his rival was clearly in trouble,. The referee intervened to declare Ayoubi TKO.

In the opening bout of this boxing show, the Montrealer super middleweight Alexandre Leng made successful pro debut in beating the Mexican Gerardo Aldama (1-2-1) by unanimous decision.

Leng, who attacked furiously in each round, provoked a knockdown in the fourth and last round of the bout.

Aldama was clearly in trouble in the last three minutes of action.

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


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