Montreal Undercard Report
Superman Tamed The Black Lion & More
By Jeff Emond Jeffrey
In a ten round super middleweight attraction, the co-main
event of the evening featured southpaw Adonis ‘’Superman’’
Stevenson (13-1-0, 10 KO’s) of Longueil, Quebec facing the
Derek ’’The Black Lion’’ Edwards (25-1-0, 13 KO’s) of
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. This championship fight
was for Edwards NABA title.
From 2006 to 2008, Stevenson impressed boxing fans by
dispatching 9 of his 12 opponents with brutal victories by
knockout, demolishing 2005 NBC Contender contestant, Anthony
Bonsante in one round along the way. However, on April 2010,
Stevenson’s career suffered a serious setback when he lost
to journeyman Darnell Boone by technical knockout in early
in the second round.
This is in the past. On Friday night’s fight, Stevenson knew
he had to prove himself again as a force to be reckon with
in the super middleweight division as he faced his strongest
opposition, The Black Lion. Edwards was indeed a huge step
up for Superman. With 25 victories and quick hand speed,
Edwards also holds a victory over former WBA Light
Middleweight champion, Carl Daniels.
After a back and forth first round of the fight, Edwards
showed his faster hands but Stevenson made him feel his
power. In the second round, Superman scored two consecutive
knockdown by straight left hands blows. During the third
round, Stevenson followed on Edwards’s demolition by
connecting a final powerful straight left which destroyed
Adonis ’’Superman’’ Stevenson won the NABA super
middleweight title and his back on the right track with a
victory by knockout at 1:48 seconds of the third round. He
improves his record to 14 victories, 11 knockouts and only
Arash Usmanee Versus Aldo "El Pato" Valtierra
In an 8 round fight in the lightweight division, undefeated
(11-0-0, 6 KO) of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada now making his
home in Montreal, Quebec did battle with Aldo Valtierra
(25-13-0, 13 KO) from Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
Entering this fight, Usamee was ranked number 13 by the WBA
and has the NABA super featherweight champion. Adding to
these facts, Usmanee is also a 5 time Canadian national
champion with an impressive amateur record of 130 victories
and only 20 defeats.
During the early part of the fight, Usamee spent most of the
time pursuing the hesitant Valtierra who refused to get in
any exchanges. In the fourth round, Valtierra had good
moments as he landed quick combinations braking Usmanee’s
defence. At this moment, it seemed Usmanee had no answers to
the right hands of El Pato.
In the fifth round, Usmanee jabs started to find the mark
more and more frequently. This adjustment permitted the Red
Deer fighter to hit Valtierra some straight right hands. A
dirty fight broke out as both fighters had been warned from
hitting behind the head from referee Jean-Guy Brousseau.
In round six, Valtierra offensive paid off, landing two hard
right hooks over Usmanee low left hand. But the Mexican
continue to hit behind the head of Usmanee when they were
clinching, so the referee took a point away from Valtierra.
Angry and determined, Usmanee fought harder in the last two
rounds landing precise and powerful right and left hooks on
his target. With a score of 80-71 and 79-72 twice on the
judes’ scorecards, Arash Usmaneee earned a hard fought
decision improving his record to 12 victories and no defeat.
Usmanee’s next fight will be against Alejandro Barrera
(21-6, 14 KO) in front of his hometown of Red Deer may 14.
Tyler Asselstine Impress Again
In the featherweight division, undefeated prospect Tyler
Asselstine (4-0, 3 KO) of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada knocked
out Mohamed Nouari (7-12-1, 1 KO) from Talence, Gironde,
France at 2:33 seconds of round number 2.
In a very entertaining fight Asselstine a southpaw and 2
time Canadian amateur champion used speed and power to
dispatch Nouari. The Canadian fighter took down Nouari with
3 brutal left hooks in the first round.
The end came when Asselstine gave no chances to Nouari
taking him out for good as the Frenchmen fighter could no
longer protect himself from a barrage of punches. Tyler
Asselstine continues to impress and improves his record to 5
victories and no defeat.
Ahmad Cheikho Versus Attila Molnar
In the Light Middleweight division, Ahmad Cheikho (5-2-2, 2
KO’s) from Lebanon but now fighti ng from Montreal faces a
much more experiences Attila Molnar (20-18-6, 12 KO’s ) of
It was indeed a huge step up bout for Cheikho. Trained by
Howard Grant, the Lebanon native proved that he was ready
for the test. Fighting from an orthodox stance, Cheikho
started the fight as a southpaw to confuse his opponent. He
quickly brought Molnar to the ropes and hurt him there with
a strong left hook to the head.
Cheikho did not slow down in the second round as he dropped
Molnar by two lighting quick left hooks. Having trouble
defending himself from Cheikho relentless assaults, referee
Marlon B. Wright saw enough and save Molnar from further
punishment at 3:00 of round number 2. With this stoppage,
Ahmad Cheikho has now for straight victories by knockouts.
6 Times Canadian Heavyweight Champion Didier Bence Make His
Trained by Marc Ramsay, the newest acquisition of GYM,
Montreal’s own Didier Bence made his professional debut
against Leonard Coller (1-6-0 KO) of Orlando, Florida, USA.
This one is in the heavyweight division. Bence is the most
decorated amateur heavyweight since Lennox Lewis.
On this night, boxing fans expected a good performance from
Bence and they weren’t disappointed. Bence didn’t waste any
time in knocking down Coller with a devastating left hook
midway through round one. Coller showed he had heart by
getting up but was still shaken by Bence’s fury. Referee
Steve St-Germain stopped the action at 1:43 seconds of the
first round. Didier Bence earned his first pro victory and
will fight again in the Bell center on the Jean Pascal –
Bernard Hopkins II on May 21.
Kaboom on Leal
In the heavyweight division, Oscar ’’Kaboom’ Rivas (4-0, 1
KO) a native of Valle del Cauca, Columbia now fighting from
Montreal, Quebec faced Wilfrido Leal (7-4-2, 6 KO) of Los
Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.
True to his nickname Kaboom, The Montreal fighter gave the
fans a very exciting fight. Leal entered the fight with a
little bit of extra weight, but many would be wrong to judge
a book by its cover. Six of the seven wins of the tough
Mexican are by knockout.
In the first part of this six rounds bout, both fighters
were trading vicious blows in the center of the ring. Rivas
was able to hurt Leal on the body to make his adversary
hands drop down. Not so long after, Rivas began to sustain
many vicious shots to the head of Leal.
On this night, nobody could question Leal’s courage as he
came back in the fight with hard left hooks on Rivas. In the
opening second of the sixth round, Rivas knockdown leal from
a brutal right hand to the side of the head. The Mexican,
surprisingly got up for a moment but Rivas didn’t waste time
finishing him with a hard right uppercut, broking the nose
of Leal in the process. The end came at 1:13 seconds by
knockout of round number six. Oscar Rivas remain undefeated
with a perfect record of 5 victories.
Alvarez Storms Zamora
In the Light Heavyweight division, Elieder ‘’Storm’’ Alvarez
(3-0, 2 KO’s) a native of Apartado, Columbia, now fighting
from Montreal against Ernesto ‘’Junior’’ Zamora (18-21-1, 12
KO’s). This was a true test for Alvarez’s young career as he
faced a veteran who possesses 37 more pro fights than
Even with his experiences, Zamora has not been able to build
any offensives actions. The Storm dominated the fight from
the opening bell and took down Zamora in the third round
with a left, right, left hook on the jaw. Shortly after,
Alvarez scored his second knockdown by catching Zamora with
a stiff straight right hand. Not too far off, The Storm put
down his opponent with another powerful right, triggering
the 3 knockdowns rule as referee Claude St-Germain called a
halt to the bout at 1:38 seconds of the third round.