Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Makhmudov KO’s Wach In Six
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL, Canada - The Montrealer Russian Arslenbek
Makhmudov improved his chances to challenge eventually for a
heavyweight world championship bout. Yesterday evening at
the Montréal Casino, Makhmudov scored a win by TKO in the
sixth round. He beat by the Polish Mariuz Wach (36-8-0) in a
NABA and NABF North American championship.
Makhmudov is ranked 10th contender by the WBC, and 8th
contender by the WBA
He won his 14 pro bouts by KO or TKO.
The first four rounds were intense and close, but Makhmudov
gave a very hard time to his opponent in the fifth round.
He maintained his intense attacks in the following round,
and Wach was clearly in a serious trouble.
In this sixth round, Makhmudov sent his opponent on the
floor, and few seconds after, the referee intervened to
declare Wach TKO after only 36 seconds of action in this
“I got a great preparation for this fight,” mentioned
Makhmudov after the bout, “It was important to get a great
preparation, because it was an important challenge. After
few close rounds, I became very aggressive and look the
result. I am positive that this win will improve my
situation in the international ratings. It’s certainly one
of the most significant win of my pro boxing career.”
In the semi-final of this boxing show, the heavyweight Simon
Kean, from Trois-Rivières, Québec, obtained his 21st win in
pro boxing (21-1-0), in beating the American Shawdell
Terrell (13-5-0) by TKO.
Terrell provoked a knockdown in the fifth round, but Kean
took his revenge in the following round, this time, he sent
his opponent on the floor.
In the ninth round, Kean sent twice his rival on the canvas,
and the referee intervened to stop the bout and declared
Kean winner by TKO.
Kean, who won 20 fights by KO or TKO, attacked intensively
in each round.
The middleweight (160 pounds) Alexandre Gaumont, from
Buckingham, Québec, scored his third win in pro boxing
(3-0-0), in beating the Mexican Armando Morales (1-3-0) by
TKO after the second round.
Gaumont attacked furiously in the two first rounds, and he
hurt seriously his opponent.
After the second round, Morales mentioned to his trainers
that it was over for him.
The super featherweight (130 pounds) Thomas Chabot, from
Thetford Mines, Québec, stayed undefeated (6-0-0) in pro
boxing, with a win by TKO over the Mexican Maximo Toala
A southpaw, Chabot attacked intensively in the two first
rounds and he forced his opponent to surrender.
The Montrealer super featherweight (130 pounds) Avery
Martin-Duval improved his pro record to 6-0-1, with a win by
KO in the first round against the Mexican Juan Esteban Avila
Aggressive, Martin-Duval attacked furiously in the round,
and he won by KO with a great body shot.
The Montrealer super lightweight (140 pounds) Luis Santana
kept his perfect pro record (5-0-0), beating the Mexican
Brandon Garcia Orozco (4-2-0) by unanimous decision in six
Both fighters were aggressive and good offensively from the
beginning to the end of the fight.
In the only female boxing of the evening, the first fight of
the evening, the Quebecer super featherweight (130 pounds)
Leala Beaudoin stayed undefeated (4-0-0), winning by
unanimous decision in six rounds over the Mexican Monica
Selene Alcala (5-2-0).
Very agressive, Beaudoin dominated four of the six rounds of
the bout. The fight was intense and exciting. The three
judges scored the bout 58-56 for the Canadian’s fighter.