By Vincent Morin
The fall is productive in the Canadian pugilistic sphere, since no less than six professional boxing galas took place in October in the country, including three in Quebec, one in Ontario, one in Alberta and one in New Brunswick.
Last Saturday in Pickering, Ontario, United Promotions presented six matches. In the evening's finale, Ontario welterweight Josh Wagner (17-0, 9 KOs) maintained his perfect record with an eighth-round stoppage of Mexican veteran Abraham Juarez Ramirez (21-12-1). , 10 KO).
Brossard super middleweight Shakeel Phinn (26-3-1, 17 KO) was also in action against Uruguayan Rafael Sosa Pintos (63-19, 25 KO), whom he stopped in just 2:00 .
The Ontario international amateur star Sara Haghighat-Joo (3-0, 0 KO) continued her march among the professionals with a victory by unanimous decision in eight rounds over the ex-rival of Kim Clavel, the Mexican Esmeralda Gaona Sagahon ( 8-5-2, 0 KO).
The Ontarian of Jamaican descent Joshua Frazer (9-0, 6 KO) needed all his arsenal to overcome the Mexican Carlos Mohamed Rodriguez (14-12-1, 6 KO), whom he barely defeated and misery by split decision in eight rounds.
The South Korean Gisu Lee (10-4, 3 KO) took the measure of the Mexican Andres Sanchez Ramirez (6-8-3, 2 KO) in the third assault in the light weight (135 lbs), while the heavyweight -lightweight Milad Zareian (1-0, 1 KO) successfully entered the professional ranks by stopping Mexican Vicente Alejandro Santiago Alejandro (1-1, 0 KO) from the start.
Also on Saturday, a card was also held at the River Cree Resort Casino in Edmonton, Alberta. Oddly enough, the Wyoming State Athletic Commission was ex officio to oversee the event instead of the Edmonton Municipal Commission.
At the top of the bill, Albertan Blake Anderson (5-0, 3 KOs) got his hands on the Canadian light heavyweight title (175 lbs) against weak opposition, winning by referee stoppage in the second engagement in front of Ontario day laborer Darren Fletcher (2-13-3, 0 KO).
In the featherweight category (126 lbs), the Irishman Conall Treanor (3-0, 0 KO) defeated the Mexican Juan Carlos Morales Chacon (2-1-1, 1 KO) by unanimous decision in five rounds. Note that a professional boxing match contested with an odd number of rounds is rather unusual.
Also at this gala, note the victories of Michael Parker (2-0, 1 KO) from Calgary by unanimous decision in four attacks over the Mexican Jose Antonio Munoz Guadarrama (2-1, 1 KO), Ethan Halabi (2- 0, 1 KO) of Edmonton by TKO in the third round over Ari Alexis Alarcon Gurrola (0-3, 0 KO) of Mexico, Jesse Sallows (2-0, 2 KO) of Niagara Falls by stoppage of the referee in 1:30 over Ian Abbott (1-5-1, 0 KO) of Saskatchewan, Canadian Austin Jack (1-0, 0 KO) by unanimous decision over Mexican Esteban Guzman Gomez (0-2, 0 KO) and of Tyler Tremblett (2-1, 1 KO) of Grande Prairie by first-round knockout over Jose Paredes Hernandez (5-7-4, 3 KOs) of Mexico.
On October 14 at the Coliseum in Fredericton, New Brunswick, local hero Brandon Brewer (27-3-2, 11 KO) was unfortunately unable to celebrate with his fans against Frenchman Lancelot Proton De la Chapelle (11-1). , 4 KO).
The latter, a former member of the French national amateur team, won by TKO in the ninth round to get his hands on the WBC Francophone super-middleweight title (168 lbs).
Three other clashes were also presented for the occasion. Heavyweight Adam Black (1-0, 1 KO) won a duel of professional beginners against Mexican Israel Enriquez Huerta (0-1, 0 KO), light heavyweight David Logue (3-0, 3 KO) maintained his immaculate record with a TKO in the third round over the Mexican Eric Emilio (0-2-1, 0 KO), while Kevin Debigare (4-0, 1 KO) did the same with a victory in less than a round on Rob Logan (0-2, 0 KO), in a clash between heavyweights from the Maritimes.