Quebec City Off TV Full Report
By Jeff Emond Jeffrey
Saturday November 5, 2011. Interbox presented Lucian Bute
versus Glen Johnson from Quebec City, Canada on Showtime
PPV. Along the main-event, 6 thrilling bouts featured Pier
Olivier Coté, Steve Molitor, Sebastien Gauthier, Sebastien
Demers, Kevin Bizier among others were shown to an anxious
crown of the Pepsi coliseum. This event marks the return of
Lucian Bute in Quebec City since his second fight with
Steve Molitor versus Sebastien Gauthier
In a ten round war, in the super bantamweight division,
former two times IBF super bantamweight champion Steve
Molitor ( 33-2-0, 12 ko’s ) of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
did battle against a ferocious Sebastien Gauthier ( 21-2-0,
13 ko’s ) of Saint-Jerome, Quebec, Canada, a former WBO
Inter-Continental champion. On this night, Gauthier knew he
would face his biggest challenge of his career. Indeed,
Molitor owns victories over Scotty Olsen, Michael Hunter,
Takalani Ndlovu ( twice ), Fahsan 3K Battery and Jason Booth
to name a few.
This warfare was without a doubt the most exciting fight of
the evening. Every boxing fans inside the building went wild
from the the start to the finish of the conflict. Right at
the oppening bell, Gauthier jump on Molitor like a wolverine
and manage to open a serious cut over the left eye by a wild
In the second round. The Canadian Kid adjusted to Gauthier’s
fury by landing a rapid and precise right and left at close
range. However, Gauthier goes back at being the aggressor
and unleash bad intentions combinations on Molitor.
In the third round. Gauthier is relentless as he pressure
the former two champions on the ropes by hitting him with
three big right hands. Molitor seem surprise by Gauthier’s
assaults. Near the end of the round, Molitor fires two swift
combos on his opponent. More precise short left hands opened
up a cut over Gauthier’s right eye, as the trades heavy
blows in the center of the ring.
In the middle rounds. At this time of the fight, both
fighters have blood on their face. Molitor’s white trunks
are red all over. This is truly a war, Gauthier is on
constant attack mode and hurt his foe with left and right
hooks on the inside. While The Canadian Kid demonstrate his
effective counter punching ability. Most of the time,
Molitor has to fight with his back on the ropes.
In rounds number eight and nine, Molitor caught Gauthier
with a brutal left, but his aggressive opponent takes it
well. Gauthier soon answer the call by landing violent
overhand rights on the side of Molitor’s head that shakes
the legs of the former champ for a moment. The Canadian Kid
his back on the jab and straight left to keep away his
adversary. Seconds away from the end of the ninth round,
Molitor’s knees buckles again by a sizzling left hook.
Tenth and final round. A visibly tired Gauthier is caught by
three hard straight left by Molitor. Nevertheless, Gauthier
gather any once of energy he has left and bring his
adversary on the neutral corner with a solid right hand.
Good exchanges between the two fighters at the end of the
Before the decision could be heard, a seemingly disappointed
Molitor goes back to his corner, while Gauthier has his arms
up in sign of victory. Judges Nicolas Esnault gave a score
of 96-94 for Molitor, Jean Gauthier 96-94 for Gauthier and
Claude Paquette 96-94 for Molitor. The winner by split
decision, The Canadian Kid, Steve Molitor. The crowd was
shocked by the controversial result of the fight. Most of
the people thought that Sebastien Gauthier had the better
control of the fight.
Sebastien Demers versus Allan Green
In a ten round light heavyweight division bout, former
middleweight challenger, Sebastien ’’Double Trouble’’ Demers
( 31-4-0, 11 ko’s ) of Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada
versus Allan Green ( 30-3-0, 21 ko’s ) a former super
middleweight title challenger from Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
After two consecutives knockout defeats, Demers was looking
to redeem himself with a good showing. Nicknamed ‘’Ghost
Dog’’ Green finds himself in the same situation with a
one-sided defeat at the hand of Andre Ward and another one
by knockout facing Glen Johnson in the super six tournament.
Neglected by boxing experts, Demers enter the ring with his
new team, trainer Howard Grant and former WBO middleweight
champion Otis Grant. This change would be an important
factor in this fight. Green came in Quebec City over the
weight limit as the fight was supposed to take place in the
super middleweight division.
Nevertheless, Demers was ready and aggressive for this
fight. Double trouble would even shake Green with powerful
right hooks on the inside of Green’s defence in the seven
and hurt Ghost Dog in the eight round. On the other hand,
Green landed vicious combinations of right and left hooks
and stunned Demers on some occasions, early and near the end
of the fight, but a valiant Demers refused to go down.
Many boxing fans accused Demers to have a weak chin. But on
this night, he prove to everyone that he can take
punishments and giving some in return. A very courageous
effort Demers, but not enough to secure a win. Judge Jean
Gauthier gave a score of 100-90, Claude Paquette 98-92 and
Jack Woodburn 97-93 all in favor of Allan Green who wins by
Rances Barthelemy versus Alejandro Barrera
In the lightweight division, Rance Barthelemy ( 13-0-0, 10
ko’s ) a native of Arroyo Naranjo, Cuba, but now fighting
from Miami, Florida, USA did battle with Alejandro Barrera (
21-9-0, 14 ko’s ) Mexico City, Mexico.
The Cuban sensational power could be felt in the building
that night. Indeed, midway throught round number one,
Berthelemy dropped Barrera with a huge left. The Mexican
received an eight count by referee Alain Villeneuve and
continues to go forward on the Cuban pugilist. It came with
a price, Berthelemy knocked down Barrera for a second time,
at the same time of the bell.
Berthelemy show his power and quickness to the people of
Quebec City by dropping Barrera with a series of rapids
right, left and another right hook. This time, the veteran
Mexican would not get up and Rances Berthelemy would win by
knockout early in the second round. The power punching Cuban
improves his record to 14 victories, eleven of those by
knockouts and remains undefeated.
Kevin Bizier versus Christian Bladt
In the light middleweight division, Hometown favorite Kevin
Bizier ( 15-0-0, 11 ko’s ) from Saint-Emile, Quebec, Canada
faced former European welterweight champion, Christian Bladt
( 38-12-2, 12 ko’s ) of Hinnerup, Denmark. Bladt possesses
37 more pro-fights than Bizier and holds victories over
Willy Wise and Alessandro Duran.
Under the guidance of trainer Marc Ramsay, Bizier
demonstrated accuracy and power with his lethal left hook.
Stimulated by the crowd support, Bizier forced Bladt to go
into defence mode with constant pressure.
Early in the third and final round, Bizier destroyed the
Danish fighter with his trademark left hook right on the
button. Bladt could not rise from this fatal blow and Kevin
Bizier stay undefeated and earns another impressive win by
knockout, his sixth in a row and it also mark victory number
16 for this rising star.
Schiller Hyppolite versus Dale Golden
In the light heavyweight division, Schiller Hyppolite (
1-0-0 ) from Montreal, Quebec, Canada against Dale Golden (
1-0-0, 1 ko’s ) of St-Nicolas, Quebec, Canada. Two
undefeated young fighter with mean intentions.
Hyppolite didn’t waste any time on destroying Golden in the
first round. A series of left hooks took down Golden for a
first time as another lethal left dropped him on the canvas
for good. Winner by knockout victory at 2:28 seconds,