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Bloodied Beterbiev Beats Browne By KO

By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Bernard Brault - GYM

MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Russian Artur Beterbiev kept his WBC light heavyweight (175 pounds) championship of the world Friday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, in beating the WBC first contender, the New Yorker Marcus Browne, by TKO in the ninth round. The fight has been stopped after 46 seconds of that round number nine.

With his jabs and power shots, Browne dominated the first round. The second round was close, each fighter having his good moments.

In the third round, Beterbiev attacked energetically and he dominated the round.

In the fourth round, Beterbiev was bleeding from a cut to forehead that was caused by an accidental headbutt, but he was the fighter landed the best punches.

In the fifth round, Beterbiev attacked furiously and he put Browne in serious trouble in the last minute of the round.

Beterbiev maintained his intense attacks in the sixth round and it was another round in his favor.

In the seventh round, Beterbiev provoked a knockdown. In the last minute of the round, Beterbiev gave a very hard time to his rival.

The eight round was close and intense, each fighter attacked intensively.

In the ninth round, Beterbiev provoked his second knockdown of the fight, and the referee, Mike Griffin, intervened to stop the bout.

Beterbiev was proclaimed winner by TKO.

“Artur was bleeding from the forehead in the last five rounds, but he never stopped to attack intensively in each round, then, I am proud of his win,” said the trainer Marc Ramsay. “Artur is deserving to be WBC light heavyweight champion of the world.”

On the impressive victory Beterbiev said, “We win this fight. This is another experience in my career. This is boxing. You never know what happens in boxing. I’m happy to get the win. I have two world titles. I am open to fighting the other champions in my division. I am happy I had the opportunity to give the great fans of Montreal a memorable championship fight.”

Beterbiev has now a pro record off 17-0-0, 17 wins by KO or TKO.

On his side, Browne left the ring with a pro record of 24-2-0.

Dicaire World Female Champion


Just before the main event, the Montrealer Marie-Eve Dicaire won the IBF female super welterweight (154 pounds) championship of the world, in beating the Mexican Cynthia Lozano by TKO in the seventh round.

Dicaire attacked energetically from the beginning to the end of the fight. Dicaire dominated the action in every rounds. In the seventh round, the Lozano’s trainers thew the towel in the ring, forcing the referee to stop the fight.

Dicaire improved her record to 18-1-0 and Lozano suffered of her first defeat (9-1-0) in pro boxing female.

“I am so happy of this result,” said Dicaire after the bout. “I was aggressive in each round and look the result. I really hope to become eventually unify champion of the world.”

The super middleweight (168 pounds) Steve Rolls, from Toronto, Canada, improved his pro record to 21-1-0 with a win by TKO in the nine round against the American Christopher Brooker (16--8-0), from Philadelphia. Brooker went on the floor in the nine round, and the referee intervened to declare him TKO. Rolls, who was more aggressive than his opponent, dominated the action in every rounds.

In a NABO cruiserweight (200 pounds) North American championship, Yan Pellerin (13-1-0), from Granby, Québec, beat the Mexican Francesco Rivas (15-3-0) by unanimous decision in 10 rounds.
Taller than his opponent, Pellerin dominated the action in almost every rounds with his jabs and power shots. The judges, Richard Blouin, Marie-Josée Guérin and Pasquale Procopio, scored alls the bout 100-90 for Pellerin.

The Canadian Artur Mosladdin Byarlanov, a Russian living in Toronto, improved his pro record to 9-0-0 in beating the Mexican Alan Ayala Crisosto by TKO in the first round. The Canadien Russian sent his opponent on the floor in the first round with a furious attack. Few seconds after, Byarlenov sent again his rival on the floor, and few seconds after, the referee intervened to declare Crisosto (9-3-0) TKO.

In the opening bout of the evening, the Montrealer Russian Batyyrzhan Jukembayev (19-1-0), a super lightweight (140 pounds) won by TKO in the first round against the Mexican Juan Jose Martinez (28-11-0). In this first round, Juikembayev hurt seriously his opponent with two power shots on the head, and the referee stopped the bout few seconds after, and declared Jukembayev winner by TKO.


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