Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Makhmudov Keeps His Perfect Record,
Now NABF & NABA Heavyweight Champion
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - NABF heavyweight North American champion, The
Montrealer Russian Aleksandr Makhmudov became also NABA
North American champion Friday night in Cuernavaca, Mexico,
in beating the Czech Pavel Sour by KO in the first round.
Makhmudov kept his perfect record: 12-0-0, 12 wins by KO or
TKO. Sour got out of the ring with a record of 13-5-0.
Makhmudov won this bout after only 40 seconds of action. He
knocked Sour out with a solid right hand on the chin.
“I had a great training camp in New York, then, I was ready
for a war in the ring,” said Makhmudiov after the fight. “It
was my first fight in 10 months. I know that several
heavyweights refuse to face me. I am ready to fight the best
heavyweights in the world, like you know. I am determinate
to become world champion.”
Just before the fight Makhmudov-Sour, the American Cuban
welterweight (147 pounds) Angel Perez improved his pro
record to 2-0-0, in beating the Mexican Carlos Leal Martinez
(0-2-0) by TKO in the second round.
The Angel Perez twin, the welterweight Antonio Perez, made
successful pro debut, in winning by KO in the fourth round
against his countrymen Martin Romero Garcia (0-2-0).
Finally, the Turkish light heavyweight (175 pounds) Mehmet
Nadir Unal won his first pro bout, beating Jorge Luis
Hernandez (2-2-0) by unanimous decision in four rounds.
“Unal is a solid puncher and a good technician,” said the
trainer Marc Ramsay after the event. “I was more than
satisfied by his performance. He is calm and confident in