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  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 (33-16-2).

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 Russian.

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 rounds.

Beaudoin was the aggressor from the beginning to the end.


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