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Kean Wins In Less Than Four Minutes Of Action

By Daniel Cloutier

MONTRÉAL - Involved in the main event of the evening boxing show presented at the Montréal Casino, the heavyweight Simon Kean kept his promise: he is back on the winning track. Kean (16-1-0-) beat the Argentinian Rogelio Omar Rossi (20-8-1) by TKO in the second round.

Kean, who was fighting for the first time since his first defeat in pro boxing, attacked furiously in the first round, and he provoked two knockdowns in a span of 30 seconds.

In the second round, Kean sent again his rival on the floor, and the Rossi’s trainers asked to the referee to stop the bout. The fight has been stopped after only 39 seconds of action in the second round.

It was clear than Rossi was unable to take the Kean’s power shots.

“Two days ago, I mentioned I would be back on the winning track, and I was right,” said Kean after the fight. “I am not surprised at all by this result, because it was clear in the first round that my power shots were hurting Rossi. I connected my power punches at the right time, and I won the fight after only three minutes and 39 seconds of action. What next? I don’t know, I will discuss it with my promoter (Camille Estephan). But I really believe I can win significant bouts.”

Just before the main event, the Montrealer African welterweight Ghislain Maduma (20-4-0) suffered of his fourth lost in pro boxing. The former world champion, the Mexican Miguel Vasquez (41-7-0) beat the Montrealer by split decision in 10 rounds. Two judges scored the bout 97-93 and 98-92 for Vasquez, the other judge got a card of 97-93 for Maduma. The fight was not very spectacular.

Super lightweight Inter-Continental champion, the Montrealer Russian Batyr Jukembayev stayed undefeated in 15 pro bouts (15-0-0), with a win by unanimous decision in 10 rounds over the Mexican Gilberto Meza (10-6-1). The fight was boring because Meza was moving constantly right and left on the ring. The three judges got the same scores: 98-92 for Jukembayev.

The light heavyweight Nurzat Sabirov, a Montrealer Russian, collected his nine wins in pro boxing (9-0-0) in beating the Argentinian Cesar Hernan Reynoso (15-12-4) by TKO.

Sabirov was faster than his opponent, and clearly better technically. In the sixth round, Sabirov attacked furiously and he provoked a knock down with a super hook to the body. Sabirov maintained his furious attacks in the seventh round, and the referee stopped the bout to declare Reynoso TKO.

The middleweight Clovis Drolet, from Québec City, protected his perfect record (9-0-0) with a win by unanimous decision in eight rounds over the Argentinian Rodrigo Ramon Maizares (7-4-0).
Drolet was the aggressor in most of the rounds.

The featherweight Andranik Grigoryan, another Montrealer Russian, stayed undefeated in 10 pro bouts (10-0-0) with a victory by unanimous decision in 10 rounds over the Mexican Jonathan Aguilar (19-8-0).
Grigoryan sent his opponent on the floor in the first round with a superb left hook on the chin. Better technically than his rival, faster than his opponent, Grigoryan dominated the action in most of the rounds. The judges scored the bout 98-90, 99-90 and 99-90.

In the opening bout of the evening show, the Montrealer Russian cruiserweight Artur Ziyatdinov increased his pro record to 9-0-0 in beating the Polish Michal Ludwiczak (16-10-0) buy TKO.
Ziyatdinov, who was clearly better technically than his rival, hut him several times in the bout. Ziyatdinov provoked two knockdowns in the third round with body and head shots.

The Montrealer maintained his intense attacks in the fourth round, and the referee Steve St-Germain intervened to declare Ludwiczak TKO. The Polish was defetively in trouble.

Seven KO's In Seven Fights For Makhmudov

In the main event of the afternoon boxing show, the Montrealer Russian heavyweight Arslanbek Makhmudov kept his perfect pro record (7-0-0) in beating the Californian Avery Gibson (9-8-4) by TKO in the first round.

A giant of 6.6 feet, Makhmudov, who provoked two knockdowns in the first round, scored KO or TKO in all his pro bouts.

“I felt that all my power shots were hurting him,” said Makhmudov after the fight. “I know I am very strong physically.”

The Montrealer Russian Artem Oganesyan, a southpaw, gave a boxing lesson to the Mexican Damian Sosa. Winner by unanimous decision in 10 rounds, Oganesyan won the WBO Junior super welterweight.

Faster, more aggressive, Oghanesyan dominated the fight from the beginning to the end. He became the first fighter to beat Sosa (11-1-0) in pro boxing. The three judges scored the fight 100-90. Oganesyan is certainly one of the most talented boxer on Canada.

The welterweight Sébastien Roy, from Thetford Mines, Québec, improved his perfect pro record to 6-0-0 with a win by unanimous decision in six rounds over the Greek Ghouram Mirzaev (4-2-0).

The fight was violent in each round, but Roy connected the best shots of the fight. The judges scored the bout 60-54, 59-55 and 59-55 all for the Canadian.

The light heavyweight southpaw Lesson Mathieu, from Québec City, scored his second win in pro boxing (2-0-0) in beating the Argentinian Ariel Alejandro Zampedri (9-6-0) by TKO in the first round.

Good puncher, Mathieu provoked a knockdown in the last minute of the first round with a power shot on the chin, and the referee intervened to declare Zampedri TKO.

In the opening bout of the first boxing show of the day, the featherweight François Pratte (8-1-1), from Trois-Rivières, Québec, suffered of his first lost in pro boxing.

He lost by KO in the sixth round against the Mexican Jose Garcia Jimenez (14-2-1).

Jimenez provoked a knockdown in the second round with a solid left hand on the chin.

Pratte took his revenge in the fourth round: at his turn, he sent his opponent on the canvas, but Jimenez, full of energies, knock him out in the sixth round with a powerful hook on the jaw.

Pratte finished the bout with a severe cut over the high eyes.

In the only female bout of the day, the light flyweight Kim Clavel, from Montréal, stayed undefeated (9-01) in winning by unanimous decision in eight rounds over Soledad Macedo (17-15-1), from Uruguay.


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