Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (44-4, 35 KOs) scored a fifth round KO against Francy Ntetu (17-4, 4 KOs) in a super middleweight bout on Saturday night behind closed doors at the Centre Gervais Auto in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada. The aggressive Lemieux pressed the action and progressively broke down Ntetu. Two knockdowns in round five ended it. Time was 1:58.
Unbeaten NABF heavyweight champion Arslanbek Makhmudov (11-0, 11 KOs) needed just 27 seconds to stop Dillon Carman (14-6, 13 KOs). Makhmudov almost immediately dropped Carman with a hard jab. Carman beat the count and seemed good to continue, but the referee waved it off.
In a clash for the vacant NABF super middleweight title, Lexson Mathieu (9-0, 8 KOs) scored a first round KO over “Irish” Tim Cronin (12-5-2, 3 KOs). A left to the body put Cronin, the current Canadian light heavyweight champion, down for the count. Time was 1:34.
This was the first fight card in Canada since covid.