Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Oganesyan Hopes To Fight
In The Boxing Major Leagues
By Daniel Cloutier
QUÉBEC CITY —— The Montrealer Russian super welterweight
Artem Oganesyan made another step in direction of a
participation to a North American championship or an
Inter-Continental championship, Friday evening at the «Complexe
Capiotale Helicoptere» of Québec City.
Involved in the main event of this boxing show organized by
the promoter Camille Estephan, Oganesyan stayed undefeated
in 11 pro bouts (11-0-0), with a victory by TKO over the
Argentinian Jose Carlos Paz (23-11-1).
The Montrealer was attacking furiously, and his opponent was
clearly in trouble. After 1:51 minutes of action in the
second round, the Paz’s corner men asked to the referee to
stop the bout.
“I really did the necessary to win this fight,” said
Oganesyan after the fight. “I was attacking energetically
and I fought well technically. I really hope to dispute
eventually a North American championship or an
Inter-Continental championship. I really believe I have now
the maturity to fight in the boxing «major leagues». I am
progressing fight after fight.”
Lexon Mathieu, a super middleweight (168 pounds) from Québec
City, improved his perfect record to 7-0-0, in beating the
Italian Giovanni Carpentieri (8-4-3) by TKO.
Mathieu attacked intensively constantly, and his opponent
was fighting in counter-attack.
In the fourth round, Mathieu provoked two knockdowns with
power punches to head and the body, and the Carpentieri’s
corner men threw the towel after the second visit on canvas.
The super welterweight (154 pounds) Sadiddin Akhmedov, a
Russian living in Montreal, kept his perfect record (10-0-0)
with a win by TKO over the Mexican Johnny Navarrete
Intense, excellent technically, Akhmedov gave a very hard
time to his rival in every rounds.
After the seventh round, Navarrete mentioned to the referee
that he was surrounding.
The super middleweight Clovis Droiet, from Québec City,
stayed undefeated in pro boxing (11-0-0) in beating the
Jamaican Richard Holmes (18-11-0) by TKO.
The first two rounds were close, but from the third round,
Driolet, the aggressor, was controlling the action in every
rounds with his jabs and power shots.
Drolet was extremely aggressive in the eighth round, and his
opponent looked in serious trouble.
Drolet maintained his intense attacks in the nine round, and
the referee stopped the bout and declare Holmes TKO.
The super lightweight (140 pounds) Steve Claggett, from
Calgary Alberta, obtained his 28th win in pro boxing
(28-6-2) with a victory by TKO over the Argentinian Nazareno
Gastopn Ruiz (34-19-0).
Claggett attacked furiously in every rounds and clearly.
Ruiz was tired in the last two rounds.
Claggett connected several power shots in the eight and last
round, and the referee intervened to declare Ruiz TKO after
one minute and 38 seconds of action in this final round.
The middleweight (160 pounds) Russian Andrei Efremenko
scored his second win in pro boxing (2-0-0) with a win by
unanimous decision in six rounds over the Argentinian Abel
Nicolas Andriel (23-20-3).
The fight was intense in the first three rounds, but
Efremenko got more energies than his opponent in the last
three rounds and he connected more punches than his rival.
The judges scored the bout 60-54, 60-54 and 59-55 for the
In the opening bout of the evening, the light heavyweight
(175 pounds) Hubert Poulin, font Saint-Georges de Beauce,
Québec, made successful pro debut, in beating the Mexican
Francisco Lagunes (1-4-0) by majority decision of the judges
in four rounds.
Poulin was the aggressor in each round and he connected a
lot of more power shots than his rival.
The judges scored the fight 39-37, 39-37 and 38-38.
In the only female fight of the evening, the super
featherweight (130 pounds) Leila Beaudoin, from Québec City,
started her pro boxing career on good note, beating the
Czech Tereza Dvorakova (0-2-0) by unanimous decision in four
Beaudoin was the aggressor from the beginning to the end.