Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Wins By TKO For Kean & Bazinyan
By Daniel Cloutier
RIMOUSKI, Québec - The heavyweight Simon Kean, from
Trois-Rivières, Québec, won a WBC International Silver
championship Friday evening in the ring of the Sun Life
Arena in Rimouski, beating the American Daniel Martz by TKO
in the third round.
After a close first round, Kean attacked intensively in the
second round and he provoked a knockdown. He maintained his
intense charges in this round and he provoked another
knockdown, Martz (19-9-1) was bleeding after this second
In the third round, Kean (19-1-0) sent again Martz on the
floor with power hooks to the head, and the referee
intervened to stop de bout.
Kean scored his TKO after only 36 seconds of action in this
“I promised to my fans to destroy Martz and I did it,” said
Kean after the bout. “I am very proud of my performance. I
knew I got the power to hurt him and it’s exactly what
happened. I guess I will improve my situation in the
international ratings with this performance.”
Just before the main event, the Montrealer Erik Bazinyan
(25-0-0), ranked fourth contender by the WBO in the super
middleweight division (168 pounds) improved his chances to
have a world championship next year, beating Timo Laine
(27-13-0), from Finland, by TKO in the sixth round.
“I said it, it was crucial for me to stay undefeated to
increase my chances to take part to a world championship
bout in 2021”, said Bazinyan after the bout. “Like you saw
it, I did the necessary to stay undefeated. I was
controlling the action in each round. I want so much to get
a shot for a world title, and I think it will become reality
next year. My progression never stopped since the beginning
of my pro boxing career. I really think I have now the
maturity to fight the best super middleweights in the
With his jabs and power shots, Bazinyan dominated clearly
the first two rounds, In the third, fourth and fifth rounds,
Bazinyan gave a real boxing lesson to his opponent with his
In the sixth round, Bazinyan attacked furiously, he put his
rival in trouble, and the referee intervened to declare
The TKO was registered after only 46 seconds in this sixth
A complete domination by the Montrealer.
The welterweight (147 pounds) Sébastien Roy, from Thetford
Mines, Québec, kept his perfect record (9-0-0) with a win by
majority decision of the judges in eight rounds over the
Montrealer Flavio Michel (9-6-0).
A judge scored the fight 76-76, but the two other judges got
scores of 77-75 and 78-74 for Roy.
The fight was close in most of the rounds.
The super featherweight (130 pounds) Thomas Chabot, from
Thetford Mines, Québec, obtained his second win ins pro
boxing (2-0-0), with a victory by TKO in the first round
over the Mexican Luz Marcos Garcia.
Garcia (2-3-2) provoked a knockdown after 30 seconds of
action in the first round, but one minute later, Chabot took
his revenge. He sent his rival on the floor and he won by
The referee stopped the bout because Garcia was suffering
In the opening bout of the evening, the light heavyweight
(175 pounds) Nurzat Sabirov, a fighter from Kazakstan living
in Montréal since three years, improved his pro record to
11-0-0, beating the Mexican Ricardo Adrian Luna Flores
(22-8-1). by unanimous decision in eight rounds.
Sabirov attacked furiously in the first round, but the
second round was intense and close. Better technically,
Sabirov dominated the next six rounds.
The judges scored the bout 80-72, 80-72 and 79-73 for
Before the bout, Sabirov scored nine KO or TKO in 10 bouts,
but Flores was extremely tough.
The super middleweight (168 pounds) Mathieu Duguay, from
Québec City, made unsuccessful pro debut.
The Mexican Armando Morales Gutierrez (1-1-0) beat him by
TKO in the fourth round.
The fight was extremely violent, and Duguay was clearly
exhausted in the fourth and last round.
Gutierrez provoked a knockdown in this fourth round, and the
referee intervened to declare Duguay TKO.
The light heavyweight (175 pounds) Hubert Poulin, from
Québec City, improved his pro record to 2-0-0, with a
victory by unanimous decision in four rounds over the
Mexican Eduardo de Valencia Aguilar (2-5-0).
The three judges scored the bout 40-36 for Poulin.
In the only female bout of the evening, Leila Beaudoin, a
super featherweight (130 pounds), obtained her second win in
pro boxing, beating the Mexican Maria Esther Del Angel Diaz
(1-1-0) by unanimous decision in four rounds.
Beaudoin was the aggressor in each round, and the three
judges scored the bout 40-36 for her.
Just before the fight Bazinyan-Laine, the Montrealer Russian
Artem Oganesyan (11-0-0), a super middleweight was supposed
to fight the French Arabic Foiuad El-Massoudi (17-12-0), but
the bout has been cancelled Friday morning.
Massoudi was suffering of a virus, he was weak, and the
Québec Athletic Commission doctor scratched him from this