Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Phinn Will Fight Raygosa;
Dicaire vs. Tajeda Cancelled
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The GYM Group will present a boxing show for the
63th time at the Montréal Casino Saturday afternoon.In the
main event, the Montrealer super middleweight Shakeel Phinn
(19-2-1) will fight the Mexican Juan Carlos Raygosa
(12-14-3) in an eight rounder.
“Phinn is close to take part to a North American
championship,” said the scout of the GYM Group, Bernard
Barré. “Then, it’s important for him to maintain his
The main event was supposed to be a female world
championship. The Montrealer female Marie-Eve Dicaire
(14-0-0) was supposed to proceed to the first defense of her
IBF super welterweight championship of the world, but her
rival, the Dominican Lina Tejada (12-5-0), failed a medical
The doctors of the Quebec Athletic Commission (Régie
provincials des sports de combat) mentioned that Tejada got
a serious problem with her left eye, then, they cancelled
The Montrealer light heavyweight Wilfried Seyi (3-0-0) will
face the Mexican Ismael Molina Moreno (2-0-0).
The Montrealer middleweight Adam Ayoubi (1-2-1) will be
opposed to the Montrealer Dizon Belfon, who will make his
The light heavyweight Terry Osias, who lives on the south
shore of Montréal, will challenge the Mexican Juan Santiago
The Montrealer super lightweight Louis Jourdain, who is
making also his pro debut, will fight the Mexican Antonio
The super lightweight Abed El-Safadi (1-0-0), an Arabic
living in Montréal, will face the Mexican Rodrigo Felix
The Californian light heavyweight Simon-Pierre Adde (4-0-0)
will be opposed to Devin Tomko (6-0-0), from Ottawa.
And finally, the super middleweight Alexandre Leng, another
Montrealer who is making his pro debut, will challenge the
Mexican Gerardo Aldama (1-1-0).
At the weigh in, Phinn posted an official weight of 169.2
pounds, Raygosa 167.8, Seyi 172.4, Moreno 164.2, Ayoubi
159.2, Belfon 159, Osias 174.6, Colchado 173.6, Jourdain
138.2, Vergara 135.2, El-Safadi 137.8, Felix 135.8, Adde
174.6, Tomko 174, Leng 167.6 and finally, Aldama 168.