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David Théroux Stops Alfaro In The Sixth Round

By Daniel Cloutier

MONTRÉAL - The welterweight David Théroux promised to his fans to beat the former world champion Jose Alfaro, and he kept his promise Saturday afternoon in the ring of the Montréal Casino Cabaret.

Involved in the main event of this boxing show organized by the GYM Group, Théroux, a fighter from Sorel, Québec, won by TKO.

Intense, Théroux dominated the action in the first round with his jabs and power shots.

The second, third and fourth rounds, axed on the inside boxing, were close.

The fifth round was a spectacular one, the two fighters were trying to score a KO.

In the sixth round, Théroux attacked energetically, he put his rival in trouble, and the Alfaro’s corner men threw the towel. For them, it was clear that their fighter was exhausted.

The TKO was registered at the 1:56 minute mark of this sixth round.

“I promised to my fans to win this fight, and I did it,” said Théroux after the bout. “My prediction was: a win by KO or TKO, and I did it. I was hoping to fight better in some rounds but the important thing is the win. I wanted absolutely to win this bout to increase my chances to get soon a North American championship. Ad when I will be North American champion, my name will appear in the international ratings, and it’s exactly what I want to achieve. I really want to play a role on the international boxing scene in the years to come.”

Théroux improved his pro record to 15-3-0. For Alfaro, a fighter of 35 years from Nicaragua, it was a 12th defeat (31-12-1).

A light heavyweight from Cameroon living in Montréal since a year, Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue stayed undefeated in pro boxing (3-0-0) with a victory by KO in the first round over the Mexican Marco Antonio Morales.

Ntsengue hurt his opponent with all his shots, and he finally provoked a knockdown… and Morales has been unable to get back on his legs before the count of 10.

The KO has been registered after only 31 seconds of action.

The cruiserweight Yan Pellerin from Granby, Québec, improved his pro record by 5-1-0 in scoring a KO in the first round over Justin Schmidt (2-4-0), from Strathmore, Alberta.

Schmidt attacked furiously in the first round, but the tactic played against him. Pellerin counter attacked and he connected five power shots in a row to win the bout by KO. Schmidt stayed on the canvas for more than 10 seconds.

The Montrealer super welterweight Jean-Michel Bolivar increased his pro record to 6-2-0 with a win by TKO over the Mexican Jesus Manuel Beltran (5-4-0).

Bolivar provoked a knockdown at the end of the first round with a great left hook on the chin. In the second round, Bolivar sent again his rival on the floor with a left hook, and the referee intervened to stop the bout.

The Montrealer light heavyweight Terry Osias stayed undefeated in five pro bouts (6-0-0) with a win by TKO over the Mexican Francisco Rios (13-8-3).

Osias gave a very hard time to his opponent in the second, third and fourth rounds with his intensity and the precision of his power shots. Osias maintained his intense attacks in the fifth round, and the referee intervened to declare Rios TKO.

The Californian light heavyweight Simon-Pierre Adde improved his pro record to 4-0-0 in beating the Mexican Fernando Galvan (4-3-0) by unanimous decision in four rounds.

Galvan was aggressive, but Adde was more accurate in his punches. Two judges scores the fight 40-36 and the other one got a score of 39-37.

The super middleweight Danyk Croteau, from Gatineau, Québec, obtained his fifth win in pro boxing (5-2-0), winning by disqualification over the Mexican Hector Zavala.

The fight was very spectacular, extremely intense. In the third round, the referee disqualified Zavala after make him loose two points for illegal punches. For Zavala (3-1-0), it was a first defeat in pro boxing.

In the opening bout of this boxing show, the cruiserweight Alexandre Beaulé, from Granby, Québec, made successful pro debut in beating the Mexican Alexander Rosales Cruz (0-3-0) by TKO in the fourth and last round.

Beaulé came very close to win by KO at the end of the second round. He hurt seriously his opponent. In the fourth, Beaulé attacked furiously and the referee intervened to declare Cruz TKO.


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