It was a very active week on the Quebec scene since in addition to the EOTTM gala, New Era Promotions also presented a card on Saturday, at M Telus in Montreal.
In the final of the evening, the Canadian heavyweight champion, Alexis Barrière (11-0, 9 KO), made short work of the Mexican Guillermo Casas (10-4-1, 6 KO), winning. by TKO in just 2:32, after three falls to the floor.
Note that the latter replaced the American Craig Lewis at short notice, since the tough guy from Detroit was turned back at the Canadian border by the Canadian Border Services Agency.
In the main reserve fight, Jan Michael Poulin (8-1-3, 2 KOs) of Mascouche wowed the gallery, winning the CPBC Canadian middleweight title (160 lbs) with a spectacular TKO triumph in the seventh round over the slugger Kevin Menoche (7-1, 5 KOs) from Repentigny.
This face-to-face could possibly be named as the fight of the year 2023 on the Canadian scene.
Montreal's Abed Almoty El Safadi (6-0, 2 KO) maintained his perfect record with a TKO victory at 0:40 of the second round over Shawn Archer (2-3, 2 KO) of British Columbia. It was a second triumph in a little over a month for El Safadi, who had boxed on September 7 at the Montreal Casino.
The British-Colombian Jaye Byard (6-4, 6 KO) wasted no time, stopping the adopted Montrealer Thomas Vautour (6-4, 5 KO) in the first round, in a short but explosive duel of heavyweight.
Popular mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Alexandre Morgan (1-0, 0 KO) started his boxing career in brilliant fashion, with a split decision victory (40-36, 39-37 and 37-39) against his eternal rival, the Ontarian TJ Laramie (0-1, 0 KO). After two AMM wins against Laramie, Morgan obtained his “hat trick » with this third victory, this time in boxing.
Danny Malette (1-0, 1 KO), another pugilist from AMM, was making his debut in the noble art. After an intense start to the fight, the gladiator from Quebec found the fault in his opponent, the Mexican Juan Nava (1-2, 1 KO), to knock him out from the start.
Montrealer Alexandre Leng (4-0, 1 KO) is still undefeated, winning by unanimous decision (40-35, 40-35 and 39-36) in a trench war against tough Mexican Jose Arias Alvarez (3- 1, 1 KO).
To raise the curtain, Maxime Turcotte-Novosedlik (1-0, 0 KO) from Ottawa, made his professional boxing debut with a victory by unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36 and 40-36) in four rounds. on the Mexican Estefania Orozco Oliva (3-8, 0 KO).