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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 round.

“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 (15-11-1)

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 (9-4-1).

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 rounds.

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.


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