Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Rivas Stops Louis In The Third Round
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Ranked first contender by the WBC in the
bridgerweight (224 pounds)division the Montrealer Colombian
Oscar Rivas improved his pro boxing record to 27-1-0,
Tuesday evening at the Plaza Hotel in Québec City, beating
the Montrealer Sylveras Louis by TKO in the third round.
Rivas provoked a knockdown in the second round with a power
shot on the jaw. Rivas never stopped to give power shots,
and Louis quit in the third round.
“I won my first fight with Louis, and I was sure to win this
rematch,” said Rivas after the bout. “I was right. I am
ranked first contender by the WBC, then, I hope to dispute a
world championship bout as soon as possible. I am incredibly
happy of my pro boxing career so far, but I am also
ambitious for the future.”
Rivas beat Louis by split decision in the first fight that
took plave in 2012 in Montréal.
The super middleweight (168 pounds) Patrice Volny, from
Montréal, improved his perfect record to 16-0-0), beating
Janks Trotter (10-6-2), from Calgary, Alberta, by TKO.
Dangerous puncher, Volny provoked a knockdown in the second
round with a solid right hand on the chin. Volny maintained
his intense attacks in the third round, and Trotter finished
the round with a cut over the nose.
Trotter did well in the first minute of the fourth round,
but Volny finished the round on a spectacular note. In the
fifth round, Volny provoked two others knockdowns, and the
referee intervened to declare Trotter TKO after 1.56 minute
The welterweight (147 pounds) Sébastien Bouchard, from Baie
Saint-Paul, Québec, increased his pro boxing record to
19-2-0, with a win by unanimous decision in six rounds over
a Mexican living in Toronto, Mario Perez (20-8-5). Perez was
fast, but Bouchard was better technically, defensively and
offensively.The judges scored the fight 58-56, 59-55 and
60-54 for Bouchard.
The heavyweight Alexis Barrière, from
Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Québec, started his pro boxing
career on a good note, beating Colin Sangster (2-1-0), from
Thunder Bay, Ontario, by KO in the second round. Better
technically than his opponent, Barrière (1-0-0) dominated
the action from the beginning to the end.
In the opening bout of the evening, the heavyweight Francis
Charbonneau (3-1-0), from Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, inflected
a first defeat to Alexandre Roberge (1-1-0), from Lanoraie,
Québec. Charbonneau won this six rounds bout by split
decision (60-54, 58-56 and 56-58). Roberge was more
aggressive than his rival win each round, but Charbonneau
was clearly better technically than his opponent.