Christian MBilli Wows In Mexico
Three tigers were fighting in Cuernavaca, Mexico on Punching
Grace yesterday evening. The event marked the debut of
Christian Mbilli (17-0-0, 16 KOs) as an official member of
the Eye of the Tiger Management’s roster. To do this, the
one nicknamed "Solid" competed against Rolando Paredes
(16-12-2, 11 KOs). The latter has already faced Erik
Bazinyan (25-0-0, 19 KOs) in addition to having offered a
war to Nurzat Sabirov (11-0-0, 9 KOs) and Lexson Mathieu
(9-0-0, 8 KOs) last December. It was with devastating
attacks and precise punches that Mbilli managed to defeat
Paredes by referee stoppage in the third round. Despite the
altitude, Mbilli managed to maintain an intense rhythm
throughout the bout leaving Paredes no chance to land
“I am satisfied with my performance despite the altitude. My
opponent was quite powerful, but he also quite predictable.
I was able to adapt well and I am happy to have ended the
fight this way,” said Christian Mbilli following his victory
on Punching Grace’s platform.
In addition to this fight, Luis Santana (2-0-0, 1 K.-O.)
managed to defeat his opponent, Alexander Calixto (1-1-0,
1K.-O.), by decision. Despite Calixto's unorthodox style,
Santana managed to stick to the game plan of his coach,
Vincent Auclair, to win every round of the bout against a
tough opponent who displayed great power. Avery Martin-Duval
(4-0-1, 3 K.O.), had to be content himself with a draw
against Esteban Hernandez (2-2-1). The one nicknamed "The
Future" started the fight well by hitting his opponent with
many power strikes, but he experienced some difficulty
adapting to Hernandez’s rambling and aggressive style.
“I'm a little disappointed with the outcome of the fight,
but it's a good thing it happened early in Avery's career.
We see it as experience and we go back to the gym knowing
what we need to change to come back stronger,”said
Martin-Duval’s coach Jessy Thompson.
Boxing fans who watched the event on Punching Grace also had
a bonus since the gala’s main event between Brandon Brewer
(25-1-1, 11 KOs) against Alvaro Enriquez (14-24 -2, 5 K.-O.)
was broadcast. In this duel, Brewer overpowered Enriquez
with excellent variation in hits to both the body and head
throughout the 6 rounds. The Canadian who is nicknamed
"L-Jack" thus managed to sign his 25th victory with a
unanimous decision to conclude the second edition of the
COMMANDO formula presented on Punching Grace.
This adventure on foreign soil was, once again, a great
success and made it possible to offer boxing fans the
possibility of following EOTTM’s boxers closely by being
included behind the scenes and feeling the emotions and the
impact of the devastating blows of every bout.