Cloutier’s Canada Corner
"My Goal Is To Become World Champion"
By Daniel Cloutier
QUEBEC CITY, Quebec, Canada —— The Montrealer promoter
Camille Estephan will present a pro boxing show tonight
(Thursday) at the Vidéotron Centre in Québec City. In the
main event, the Montrealer Russian Arslenbek Makhmudov will
face the German Erkan Teper in a NABF and NABA North
American championship (10 rounds). Makhmudov has a perfect
record of 12-0-0, 12 wins by KO or TKO. Teper has a pro
record of 21-3-0, 13 wins by KO or TKO.
“I hope to get my 13th win by KO or TKO, but I don’t know if
it will happen,” said Makhmudov. “I hope to leave Quebec
City in a glory atmosphere, but we will see. For sure, my
goal is to dispute eventually a heavyweight world
championship bout. Then, I want to stay undefeated.”
Teper believes he will surprise Makhmudov. “I know that
Makhmudov is a powerful boxer, a dangerous puncher, but I
think that my experience in pro boxing will help me to
surprise him,” said Teper. “I am ready for this challenge. I
got a great training camp, then, I will certainly fight
correctly. I really believe I will be a very happy man after
At the weigh in, supervised Friday afternoon by the Quebec
Athletic Commission at the Hilton Hotel in Québec City,
Makhmudov posted an official weight of 260 pounds, versus
264 for the German.
Just before the main event, a WBC super-middleweight (168
pounds) Americas Continental championship (10 rounds) will
oppose the Montrealer Cameroon fighter Christian MBilli
(18-0-0) to the Spanish Ronny Landaeta (18-3-0), from
The lightweight (135 pounds) Luis Santana (3-0-0) will face
Dave Leblond (4-7-0), from Thetford Mines, Québec.
Hubert Poulin (2-0-0), a light heavyweight (175 pounds) from
Québec City, wil be opposed to Stuart Twardzik (1-0-0), from
In the only female fight of the evening, the featherweight
(126 pounds) the Montrealer Marttine Vallièeres-Bisson
(3-0-0) will meet Lindsay Garbatt (9-7-2), from Oshawa,
In the opening bout of the evening, the lightweight (135
pounds) Jean-Gardy François, will make his pro debut in
fighting Jacob George (1-0-0), from Vancouver, British
At the weigh in, MBilli posted man official weight of 167.8
pounds, Landaeta 167.8 pounds, Santana 137 pounds, Leblond
136.6 pounds, Poulin 173.8 pounds, Twartdzik 180.6 pounds,
Bisson 123.8 pounds, Garbatt 118.8 pounds, François 135.8
pounds and finally, George 133.2 pounds.
Because Twartdzik was five pounds overweight, he will be
obliged to give 20 % of his purse to his opponent.