Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Clear Domination For Dicaire
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — The Montrealer Marie-Eve Dicaire (15-0-0)
promised to her fans to stay world champion, and she kept
her promise. Saturday evening in the ring of the Montréal
Casino, in the main event of a boxing show organized by the
GYM Group, Dicaire proceed to a successful first defense of
her IBF female super welterweight (154 pounds) championship
of the world, with a win by unanimous decision (10 rounds of
two minutes) over the former WBC champion, the Swedish
Mikaela Lauren (31-6-0).
The first three rounds were close, each fighter having her
good moments. However, in the fourth round, Dicaire fought
very well offensively and defensively, and she dominated
clearly the round.
Dicaire maintained her domination in the fifth round, but
the sixth round was close like the first three rounds of the
bout. In the seventh, eighth and 10th rounds, Dicaire took
back the control of the action, in being more agressive and
more accurate than her rival.
The three judges scored the fight for the Montrealer: 99-93,
99-91 and 98-92, cards which are showing a clear domination
“I am very proud of my performance,” said Dicaire. “I was a
bit careful in the first three rounds, because I got a
little cut over the left eye, but more the fight was
progressing, more I was intense, and more I was dominating
the action. I knew that my speed and my technique would make
the difference in the result of the fight. No doubt that I
dominated almost of all the rounds. I really hope to make a
second defense of my world title this year, may be next
summer. I really want to stay active to be the best
The welterweight (147 pounds) David Theroux, from Sorel,
Québec, obtained his 16th win in pro boxing (16-3-0) in
beating the Mexican Juan Daniel Bedolla Orozco (19-9-2) by
unanimous decision in eight rounds.
Théroux attacked intensively in each round, and Orozco
replied often with solid counter-attacks, The fight was
In the fifth round, Theroux, very aggressive, hurt his rival
two or three times with power shots to the head and the
The score cards of the judges showed the total domination by
Théroux: 80-72, 80-72 and 80-72.
Terry Osias, a light heavyweight (175 pounds) from the
Montréal area, stayed undefeated in eight pro bouts (8-0-0),
with a win by TKO over the Argentinian Juan Cruz Correa
Osias was the aggressor in the most of the rounds. Correa
was working more in counters-attacks.
Osias attacked furiously in the fourth round, and he finally
provoked a knockdown. And Osias sent again his rival on the
floor in the sixth and last round with a solid right hand on
the chin. Correa got back on his legs, but Osias attacked
again with intensity, and the referee intervened to declare
the Argentinian TKO.
The cruiserweight (190 pounds) Yan Pellerin, a fighter from
Granby, Québec, increased his pro record to 6-1-0 in beating
the Mexican Eduardo Valencia Aguilar (2-2-0) by unanimous
decision in four rounds.
The fight was intense, each fighter tried to score a KO or a
TKO in each round.
The judges scored the bout 40-35, 39-36 and 40-35.
The Montrealer super lightweight (140 pounds) southpaw
Mazlum Akdeniz improved his pro record to 9-0-0, with a
victory by unanimous decision in eight rounds over the
Mexican Jose Guillermo Garcia (9-6-1).
Faster and more accurate, Akdenis was dominating more rounds
than his opponent.
Garcia finished the sixth round with a severe cut over the
The three judges scored the fight 80-72 for the Montrealer.
In the opening bout of the evening, the Montrealer
middleweight (1609 pounds) Dhzon Belfon scorned his second
win in pro boxing (2-0-0) in beating the Mexican Gerardo
Aldama (1-3-0) by KO in the second round.
In the first round, Belfon connected more power shots than
his rival, and in the second round, the Montrealer opened
the machine and he knock Aldama out.
The KO has a been registered at 2.59 minutes of this second
round. The fight was scheduled for four rounds.