Bazinyan edges Fox, Valenzuela crushes Ulysse Jr

Unbeaten WBA #2, WBO #3, WBC #4, IBF #10 super middleweight Erik Bazinyan (29-0, 21 KOs) won a hard-fought ten round majority decision over Alantez Fox (28-4-1, 13 KOs) in a clash for the NABF and NABA belts on Thursday night at the Montreal Casino in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Hard fought competitive fight with Bazinyan prevailing 95-95, 98-92, 98-92.

Super lightweight Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela (26-3-1, 16 KOs) destroyed WBC #14 Yves Ulysse Jr (22-3, 12 KOs) in the first round. A crushing Gollaz uppercut dropped Ulysse and he got up very wobbly prompting a referee’s stoppage. Time was :52. One-hitter quitter. First time the 34-year-old Ulysse has been stopped. Valenzuela dropped Montana Love in his previous fight and came up just short on the scorecards.

Unbeaten middleweight Alexandre Gaumont (7-0, 5 KOs) knocked out Carlos Gallego Montijo (8-5, 6 KOs) in the first round. Gaumont dropped Montijo with an uppercut/left hook. Montijo got up, then sank back to the canvas. Time was 2:26.

In a clash between unbeaten welterweights, Christopher Guerrero (6-0, 2 KOs) kayoed Edwin Villareal Flores (3-1-1, 3 KOs) in round three. Guerrero dropped Flores three times in round three to end it. Time was 2:49.

Super featherweight Avery Martin Duval (9-0-1, 5 KOs) stopped Eduardo Mota Garcia (7-2-1, 2 KOs) with a left hook in round three. Garcia went down and got up reeling. He was deemed unable to continue by the referee. Time was 1:51.

Pro debuting super middleweight Wilkens Mathieu blew away Zsolt Birkas (0-1-1) in the first round. Birka’s down three times.

Note: A fight between super welterweights Raphaël Courchesne (9-1, 4 KOs) and Diego Garduno Reyes (10-1-1, 4 KOs) was canceled after doctors determined Courchesne couldn’t fight due to a hand injury.

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  • I remember Ulysse Jr. totally outclassing Cletus (the Hebrew Hammer) Seldin several years ago. He looked like a top prospect then. His career really didn’t take off after that win but his demise at the hands of the hard-hitting Valenzuela was a shock to me. He looked nothing like the boxer who fought Seldin. He did not quit. His legs were gone after the knockdown. The referee did the right thing in stopping the fight.

    He did say that if he lost the fight, he would probably retire. He was thoroughly dominated prior to the KO, so he should probably consider retiring at this point. Valenzuela looked impressive and I will make it a point to watch his future fights.

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