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  Gaudet Down

By Daniel Cloutier

Benoit Gaudet, the fourth most important fighter for InterBox (after Lucian Bute, Arian Diaconu and Pier-Olivier Côté), suffered of a terrible loss Saturday evening at the Hershey Center in Toronto. The show was presented par the Hennessy group.

He lost by TKO in the 11th round against Logan McGuinness, from Toronto, in a NABA North American super featherweight championship.

Gaudet (24-3-0), who lost by TKO against the Mexican Humberto Soto in May 2009 in Las Vegas, in a WBC world championship fight (the night of the fight Pacquiao-Hatton), has a style similar to the former WBA light weight champion of the world, the Scottish Ken Buchanan (who lost his title to Roberto Duran in 1971 or 1972).

Benoit is a good technician with fast hands, who can move in the ring, but he is not strong physically and his chin has been always questionable.

In May, Benoit told me about this fight with McGuinness in Toronto for the NABA title. He said at that time, "McGuinness is very determined, but he his green. He has no experience, and the fact that the fight will be a 12 rounder will be a huge advantage for me."

For the first nine rounds, Gaudet showed he was a better fighter than McGuiness, just as he said, but he was tired in the 10th round, and "out of gas" in the 11th and was TKO'D by McGuiness at the 1:56 mark

Is it the beginning of the end for him?

We shall soon find out.


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