Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Makhmudov Stops Teper In The First Round
By Daniel Cloutier
QUEBEC CITY, Quebec, Canada —— The Montrealer Russian
heavyweight Arslanbek Makhmuvov kept his NABF and NABA North
American championships Thursday evening at the Vidéotron
Centre in Quebec City, with a win by TKO in three minutes
over the Germain Erkasn Teper. Makhmudov preserved his
perfect records: 13-0-0, 13 wins by KO or TKO. Teper has now
a pro record of 21-4-0.
In the first round, Makhmodov provoked three knockdowns, and
the Teper’s team throw the towel.
Makhmudov won the fight by TKO in the first round. “I did
not know my opponent, I did not see him in action,. but as
you saw it few minutes ago, I won it in the first round. I
am very proud of the result. And like I said it few hours
ago, my goal is to become heavyweight champion of the world.
I really believe that I have the power, the technique and
the intensity to become world champion.”
The Montrealer super middleweight (168 pounds) Christian
MBilli, a fighter coming from Cameroon, Africa, stayed
undefeated in pro boxing (19-0-0), with a victory by TKO
over the Spanish Ronny Landaeta (18-4-0), from Barcelona.
With this win, his 17th victory by KO or TKO, MBilli won the
America’s Continental championship.
In the second round, MBilli provoked a knockdown with a
solid punch on the head.
In third round, MBilli attacked furiously, he put his rival
in serious trouble, and the referee intervened to declare
the Spaniard TKO’d.
“I know that my intensity help me to win this fight by TKO,”
said MBilli after the bout. “I am so happy to the result,
very happy to stay undefeated. I faced a good fighter, by my
intense attacks made the difference inn the result of the
fight. I am extremely proud of the result. I should be
ranked in the Top 10 the world in the months to come.I am
ready to face the best super middleweight in the world.”
The Montrealer lightweight (135 pounds) Luis Santana kept
his perfect pro record (4-0-0), with a win by TKO over Dave
Leblond (4-8-0), from Thetford Mines, Québec.
In the second round, Santana sent Leblond on the floor with
four power shots, two on the head, two on the body. The
fight was stopped at that moment by the referee after 1.51
minute of the second round.
The light heavyweight (175 pounds) Hubert Poulin ((2-0-1),
from Quebec City, and Stuart Twartdzik (1-0-1), from
Saskatchewan, fought intensively in each round, and the
fight finished by a draw. After four rounds of action, a
judge scored the bout for Poulin, another judge scored the
bout for Twardzik and the third judge got a draw.
In the only female fight on the event, the Montrealer
featherweight (126 pounds) southpaw Martine Vallières-Bisson
stayed undefeated in pro boxing (4-0-0), beating Linddsay
Garbatt (9-8-2), from Niagara Falls Ontario, by unanimous
decision in six rounds. The three judges scored the bout
60-54 for Vallières-Bisson.
Vallières-Bisson got more power shots than her opponent in
most of the rounds.
In the opening bout of the evening, the Montrealer
lightweight (135 pounds) Jean-Gardy François started his pro
boxing career on a very good note. In the first round,
François attacked furiously and he provoked a knockdown. He
maintained his intense attacks, and few seconds after, the
referee intervened to declare Jacob George (1-1-0), TKO.
George, a fighter from Vancouver, British Columbia, looked
seriously hurt when the referee stopped the fight.