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Ulysse Is The New NABF Super Light Champ

By Daniel Cloutier

MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Haitian Yves Ulysse Jr. (19-2-0) became NABF North super lightweight (140 pounds) champion Saturday evening in the ring of the Rimouski Hotel, in beating another Montrealer, Mathieu Germain (18-2-1), by TKO in the seventh round.

This pro boxing show was presented by the Montrealer promoter Camille Estephan, from The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group. Rimouski is located at 540 kilometers East to Montréal. Check out odds converter betting to calculate odds.

Ulysse dominated the first round with his reach and technique.

The second round was close, each fighter got his good moments offensively and defensively.

Ulysse connected more punches than his rival in the third round.

After a pretty close fourth round, Ulysse controlled the action in the fifth and sixth rounds.

Ulysse provoked two knockdowns in the seventh round with intense charges, and right after the second knockdown, the referee Steve Saint-Germain stopped the bout and declared Germain TKO.

“I know that I dominated the action with my reach, my speed and my technique,” said Ulysse after the bout. “I was perfectly concentrated on my strategy and I am very satisfied of my performance. I will see if Steve Claggett is interested to face me to unify the NABF and NABA titles.”

Ulysse scored the TKO after 2.46 minutes of action in the seventh round.

Steve Clagggett, from Calgary, Alberta, won the vacant NABA North American super lightweight (140 pounds) championship, beating David Theroux (16-4-0), from Sorel, Québec, by TKO at the end of the fifth round.

The fight was extremely intense, each fighter attacked energetically round after round.

But Claggett (29-6-2) connected more punches than his rival in most of the rounds, and finally, the Theroux’s corner threw the towel at the end of this fifth round. Theroux looked exhausted.

Claggett gave a very hard time to his opponent in this fifth round.

In the second bout of the evening, the super welterweight (154 pounds) Raphael Courchesne, from Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, suffered of his first defeat in pro boxing (9-1-0), losing by unanimous decision in six rounds against Josh Wagner,m from Toronto.

Wagner (7-0-0) was very intense and effective for a boxer who was fighting for the first time in five years.

Courchesne dominated the action the first round, but his opponent was clearly better than him in the last five rounds of the fight.

The three judges scored the bout 59-55 for Wagner.

In the opening bout of the evening, the heavyweight Adam Dyczka, from Granby, Québec, a fighter of 286 pounds, won by unanimous decision in four rounds over Jayne Byard, from Surrey, British Colombia,

After 15 seconds in the first round, Dyczka provoked a knockdown with a left hook on the chin.

Byard came back and fought well in the second and third rounds, but in the last and fourth round, Dyczka dominated clearly the action.

Dyczka improved his pro record to 3-0-0, and Byard, a fighter of 253 pounds, has now a record of 0-2-0.


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