Jean Stops Luque
By Ben Taafe: Undefeated Canadian light welterweight prospect Dierry Jean (15-0, 10 KOs) destroyed journeyman Fabian Luque (21-8-4, 12 KOs) in a 2nd round TKO on Saturday night at the Montreal Casino, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Jean fought in a relaxed pace in the first round, focusing on landing mostly jabs and pinpoint combinations until the latter part of the round when he opened up with some hard body shots. In the second round, Jean hit Luque with a big right hand, and then pulled him forward with both hands and nailed him with a short left-right combination sending him to the canvas with one minute to go in the round.
After he got up, Jean threw a wild left hook that missed by a mile and then while attempting to land another shot, his feet got tangled up with Luque and when he threw two more shots, both of which missed, Luque fell down because of his feet being tangled with Jean. The referee, however, missed it and called it a knockdown when in reality Luque had never been touched at all. Luque sat on the canvas for a few seconds looking at the referee in bewilderment and then got up at the count of eight and continued fighting. Jean then went after him and landed three left hooks to the body, missing three rights along the way, and then planted him with a right to the body followed by a right to the head. This time, after Luque got up the referee Alain Villeneuve stopped the bout at 2:55 of the round.
Jean looked especially good in particular when he was throwing punches to the body. He fought in a relaxed manner and seemed to be making it look effortless against Luque. However, Jean was got on the ropes several times by Luque in the first round and was hit with some good shots while he was trapped there. This wasn’t a good opponent, and it remains to be seen whether he can duplicate this against much better competition than this. Jean did looked very impressive when he turned it on at the end of the first round with the body shots.
In the second round, Jean continued throwing hard punches and looking for a knockout. He staggered Loque early in the round with a big left uppercut, and followed it with another big left hand. Incredibly, Luque somehow fought back and landed a right hand despite staggering around trapped in the corner. However, Jean landed a big left to his midsection and then another big right hand shot to the head. He then nailed him with a perfect left-right combination that sent Luque down at the 2:00 minute mark in the round.
As I mentioned earlier, the referee messed up the 2nd knockdown, calling what appeared to be nothing more than a simple case of a trip, a knockdown. After that, Jean quickly put Luque out of his misery with a flurry of shots, sending him down for the final time with a right hand. Luque looked alright after he got up, ready to continue fighting but the referee would have nothing of it and stopped the bout at that point.
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