Boxing results: Christian Mbilli Stops Demond Nicholson!
By Ken Hissner: At Lac Leamy Casino, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada Friday over ESPN+ promoter Camille Estephan (Eye of the Tiger Management) presented in the Main Event WBC No. 1 ranked and WBC Continental Americas and WBA International Super Middleweight champion Christian ‘Solide’ Mbilli defended his title knocking out 2012 Olympic alternate Demond ‘D’Beestatit’ Nicholson in the fourth round scoring three knockdowns.
In the co-feature NABF Super Lightweight champion Steve Claggett defended his title successfully, scoring three knockdowns in an action-packed fight against game Carlos ‘El Tiburon’ Sanchez.
In the Main Event WBC No. 1 ranked and WBC Continental Americas and WBA International Super Middle champ Christian ‘Solide’ Mbilli, 25-0 (21), #167.1, of Yaounde, CAM, Pomic, Loire-Atlantique, FR, and Montreal, Quebec, CAN, knocked out 2012 Olympic alternate Demond ‘D’Beestatit’ Nicholson, 26-7-1 (22), #167.7, of Laurel, MD, at 1:56 of the fourth round of a scheduled 10 rounds scoring three knockdowns.
Half a minute into the first round, a combination from Mbilli dropped Nicholson for an 8-count from Referee Michael Griffin. Mbilli tried to finish him, but Nicholson knew how to survive the round. In the second round, with just a minute remaining, Mbilli dropped Nicholson for a second time with a chopping right on the side of the head of Nicholson for an 8-count from referee Griffin. Again Nicholson was able to survive the round.
In the third round, with his back against the ropes, Nicholson out-landed Mbilli for the most part. In the final minute, Mbilli got some rights on the chin, but it was Nicholson holding his own in the round though not winning it. In the fourth round, chopping rights from Mbilli on the chin of Nicholson against the ropes finally went down, being overwhelmed by Mbilli’s punches as referee Griffin counted him out.
In the co-feature, NABF Super Light champ Steve Claggett, 36-7-2 (25), #139.7, of Calgary, Alberta, CAN, successfully defended his title by defeating a game Carlos ‘El Tiburon’ Sanchez Valadez, 24-2 (19), #139, of San Felipe, Baja CA, MEX, over 10 action rounds scoring three knockdowns.
In the first two rounds, both boxers had their moments in an action round going head to head, with Claggett finishing the stronger of the two at the end, being more aggressive of the two. In the third round, with the corner of Claggett urging him to go to the body and that he did in controlling the round, backing up Sanchez throughout.
In the third round halfway point, a left from Claggett to the body dropped Sanchez for an 8-count from Referee Martin Forest. Claggett continued outlanding Sanchez, who was more on survival mode the rest of the round. In the fourth round, Claggett went to the body, having it taking its toll on Sanchez.
Thirty seconds into the sixth round, a left from Claggett on the chin and down went Sanchez for an 8-count from referee Forest. Sanchez fought his way back well though Claggett had the edge in the round’s end. In the seventh round, Claggett landed a right uppercut on the chin, and down went Sanchez for an 8-count from referee Forest. Upon rising, Sanchez came back well, landing more, if not harder than Claggett.
In the eighth round, the hand speed of Claggett had Sanchez on the defense with no answers. In the ninth round, it was Claggett landing the harder punches though Sanchez landed his share but without the same power.
In the tenth and final round, Claggett continued landing the harder punches as Sanchez showed guts, hanging in there, fighting back but not enough to take the round as Claggett overpowered him for the most part to the bell.
Scores were 98-89 and 99-88 twice with 97-90 KH.
Middle Alexandre Gaumont, 9-0 (6), #159.1, of Buckingham, Quebec, CAN, defeated Ulices Tovar Rivera, 8-1 (5), #157.9, of Guanajuato, MEX, over 8 action rounds.
In the first round, Gaumont used a good left hook to the chin of Tovar on several occasions. With a minute remaining, Tovar landed a solid right on the chin of Gaumont. Tovar roughed up Gaumont on several occasions without warning from Referee Steve St-Germain. Gaumont ended the round on the offense backing up Tovar. In the final minute, Tovar rocked Gaumont with a right on the chin. Gaumont came back with left hooks to the chin at the bell.
In the third round, a right from Tovar halfway through the round rocked Gaumont. In the final minute, it was Gaumont’s rights that hurt Tovar with left hooks opening a cut on the left eyebrow in the final seconds. In the fourth round, Gaumont out-landed Tovar for most of the round, with the cut not opening again. In the fifth round, it went back and forth who had the better of it, with it being anyone’s round, with Gaumont using his right more against the taller Tovar having no defense against it.
In the sixth round, Gaumont landed the harder punches until the final minute when Tovar landed a big right on the chin of Gaumont. Gaumont came right back, getting the better of the action with a two-handed attack.
In the seventh round, Gaumont used a solid jab keeping Tovar on the defense, landing half a dozen unanswered punches with a minute remaining. In the eighth and final round, Gaumont and Tovar had an action round that Gaumont seemed to have an edge in out landing Tovar for the most part.
Credit to the matchmaker Stephane Loyer for putting two unbeaten prospects against one another.
Scores were 79-73 by all judges and 78-74 KH.
Cruiser fan favorite Vanessa ‘Vany’ Lepage-Joanisse, 6-1 (2), #178.7, of St. Avelin, Quebec, CAN, defeated Timea Nagy, 3-2 (3), #178.2, of Hajudhadhaz, HUN, over 6×2 rounds scoring the lone knockdown.
In the first two rounds in her third fight after almost six years away, the shorter Lepage rocked Nagy on several occasions with rights to the chin. In the third rounds, final thirty seconds, Lepage had Nagy holding on after several rights from Lepage on the chin had her hurt.
In the fourth round, with fans yelling “Vany, Vany” Lepage had Nagy hurt and dropping to the canvas with her gloves in the final minute with a barrage of punches for an 8-count from Referee Albert Padulo, Jr. In the fifth round, Lepage continued out-landing Nagy, who was on the defense. In the sixth and final round, it was all Lepage forcing the taller Nagy to attempt to push her head down. At the end, Lepage rocked Nagy with a final left hook on the chin.
Scores were all 60-53 and by KH.
Super Light Luis Santana, 10-0 (4), #138, of Montreal, Quebec, CAN, stopped welter Sergio ‘El Duende’ Palafox, 9-4 (2), 145.6, of Aguascalientes, MEX, at 2:39 of the third round of a scheduled 6 rounds.
In the first round, it was all action, with Santana coming forward against Palafox, who didn’t make weight at 140, reducing it from an 8 to a 6, fought back well for the most part in a round for Santana.
A minute into the second round, a left to the body from Santana hurt Palfox driving him backwards, then followed with three more punches from Santana to head and body, and down went Palfox for an 8-count from Referee Yvon Goulet. He sat for almost the entire count on the canvas before rising. Santana went after Palfox landing a flurry of punches without return when referee Goulet called a halt. Palfox complained, but his corner didn’t.
Welter Mexican Christopher ‘Machine Gun’ Guerrero, 8-0 (4), #148.4, of Montreal, Quebec, CAN, stopped Veselin Markov, 7-1-1 (5), #149.5, of Sofia, BULG, at 3:00 of the third round of a scheduled six rounds.
In the third round, Markov fought back well midway in the round when Guerrero was on the attack. In the final seconds, a 3-punch combination to the body by Guerrero doubled up Markov and Guerrero, followed by a combination to the head as Markov was on the way down and out as the bell sounded as Referee Steve St. Germain waved it off. Guerrero had predicted a third round KO.
Light Heavy Turkey 2016 Olympian Mehmet Unal, 5-0 (4), #177.8, of Adana, TUR, Montreal, Quebec, CAN, defeated Herman ‘El Picante’ David Perez, 9-9 (3), #175.4, of Bueno Aires, ARG, over six action rounds.
In the first round, Unal came out throwing bombs having the shorter Perez on the defense until the final minute when Perez came back with a good offense of his own with Unal on the defense. In the second round, it was all Unal, with a solid body attack backing Perez up throughout.
In the third round, Unal continued on the attack until a minute remaining when Perez landed a right to the chin of Unal. It was a dogfight the rest of the round. In the fourth round, it was all Unal. In the fifth round, it was all Unal, with Perez returning one shot at a time to keep in the fight.
In the sixth and final round, it was Perez controlling the action for the first two minutes until the final minute when it was Unal re-gaining control. Referee Yvon Goulet.
Scores were 60-54 twice and 59-55, as did KH.
Light Heavy fan favorite Harley David O’Reilly, 2-0 (1), #177 ¼, of Montreal, CAN, easily defeated Israel Nava Lopez, 3-3 (2), #178 ½, of Victoria de Durango, MEX, over four rounds.
In the first round, the taller O’Reilly used an effective jab for the first minute. Lopez came back well, outworking O’Reilly until the final thirty seconds when O’Reilly landed some effective rights on the chin of Lopez. In the second and third rounds, O’Reilly controlled the action with his jab and occasional rights to the chin keeping the shorter Lopez on the receiving end for the most part.
In the fourth and final round, O’Reilly rocked Lopez halfway through the round with a right on the chin. In the final thirty seconds O’Reilly again rocked Lopez with a right on the chin, stunning him. Referee Steve St-Germain.
Scores were 40-36, as did KH.
Super Middle southpaw Moreno Fendero, 1-0 (0), #164 ½, of Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, FR, defeated Uziel Bueno, 3-3 (2), #162 ¾, of Salamanca, MEX, over four rounds scoring the lone knockdown.
In the first round, with a 41-23-1 amateur record, Fendero made his debut, keeping Bueno against the ropes with lead lefts from the southpaw. In the third round, both had their moments until the final seconds when Fendero landed a right hook to the chin for a knockdown at the bell as referee Albert Padulo, Jr. started his count up to 8.
In the fourth and final round, Fendero landed several right uppercuts halfway through the round, and Bueno came back with several right uppercuts to the chin of Fendero. Both were throwing punches at the bell in a very competitive fight.
Scores were 40-35 by all judges and 39-36 KH.
Light Heavy Devin Tomko, 9-2 (4), #175, of Ottawa, Ontario, CAN, knocked out Juan Santiago Colchado, 6-8-1 (5), #171, of Guanajuato, MEX, at 3:00 of the second round of a scheduled six rounds.
In the second round’s final seconds, Tomko hurt Colchado with a left hook and a chopping right to the chin when Colchado went down by a delayed knockdown to a knee and took the full count from Referee Yvon Goulet as the round ended.
Super Feather Jhon Orobio, 4-0 (4), #134, of COL, Montreal, Quebec, CAN, stopped Luis Godinez Bautista, 4-3-2 (1), #135 ½, of Mexico City, MEX, at 3:00 of the first round of a scheduled four rounds.
In the first round, it was all Orobio who, in the final seconds, turned southpaw hurting Bautista with a body shot for an 8-count from Referee Albert Padulo, Jr. Upon rising, Padulo waved it off. Orobio had a cut on the hairline with blood flowing at the end.
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