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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 of action.

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.


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