Undefeated WBC #2, WBA #5, WBO #11 super middleweight Christian Mbilli (24-0, 20 KOs) scored an exciting ten round unanimous decision over WBC #9, IBF #13 Carlos Gongora (21-2, 16 KOs) on Thursday night at the Cabaret du Casino de Montreal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. High level fight between legit contenders with Mbilli mostly outworking Gongora. Gongora rocked Mbilli twice with uppercuts, but Mbilli recovered and fought back. Mbilli punished Gongora late. Scores were 97-93, 98-92, 99-91. Mbilli retained his WBA International and WBC Continental Americas titles. Great fight!
Heavyweight Simon Kean (23-1, 22 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over former world title challenger Eric “The Drummer Boy” Molina (29-9, 21 KOs). Slow-paced bout for the most part until things opened up in round seven. Kean finally connected with a right hand that put Molina on the canvas. Time was 2:39.
Super lightweight Steve Claggett (34-7-2, 24 KOs) broke down and stopped Rafael Guzman (26-3-2, 16 KOs) over seven brutal rounds of infighting. Guzman finally didn’t come out for round eight.
Unbeaten lightweight Luis Santana (9-0, 3 KOs) TKO’d Francisco Arturo Ramirez Martinez (11-5, 6 KOs) in round three. The bout was halted when Martinez turned away after taking a liver shot. Time was 1:23.
Leila Beaudoin W6 Laura Avendano (super featherweight)
Wilkens Mathieu W4 Jose Gonzalez Saldana (super middleweight)
Jhon Orobio KO1 Alejandro Medina (super featherweight)
Vanessa Lepage Joanisse W4 Princess Hairston (female cruiserweight)
Don’t know who they are but, congratulations to the winners!
When Canelo splits up all of those titles, in my opinion Mbilli deserves to be fighting for one of them.
Too bad David Lemieux was not just a couple of years younger. That would have been a great fight for Montreal!
There’s Bazinyan, but I think they’re friends.
I do not know much about Bazinyan but I will keep an eye out for him. I admit as I am sure you already know…I am a sucker for the local rivalries. Also as a Canadian I am proud of Montreal. I have not spent much time there but they have really put themselves on the map in terms of boxing!
Pete I was looking at WBO rankings from like mid-2018 and Erik Bazinyan was top 10 back then. Almost 5 years ago and we still don’t know how good he is! Really have no clue.
Mbilli – Lemieux in Lemieux’s prime would have been awesome and now that I think about it – Canada KEEPS supermiddleweights don’t they? Going all the way back to Hilton and Eric Lucas.
Ah yes. The Hilton brothers. I loved them to bits back in the 80s and 90s.
They do Lucie…especially in Montreal. Even Beterbiev is only one class north! Same with Adonus Stevenson. Bute – Lemieux would have had the Bell Center going as well. I have not spent a lot of time there but Montreal is a great fight town!
Eleider Alvarez, Lucian Bute, Adrian Diaconu, Jean Pascal
Forgot about Diaconu. Had to go to boxrec to refresh my memory. I knew he had two fights with someone..I figured it was Pascal and it was. The Gattis and the Hiltons had a lot of personal stuff…things I will not even speak of on here. Joe fought Alex and things stayed civil but had Arturo and Davey found their was to each other….it likely would have been too personal to even make that match. Weight wise they were always too far apart.
Although the scoring looked kind of lopsided, it sounds like this was a hell of a fight! Sorry I missed it. I am a fan of Mbilli and this should position him for title contention or at least an eliminator. Gongora is a name that’s been floating around for a few years. He is the nephew of Segundo Mercado, who fought Bernard Hopkins for the vacant IBF Middleweight title in the 90’s.
I don’t want to see Eric Molina fight again, sick of seeing him show up and fight with zero heart. He is never there to win, just to collect his check.
Whether or not you see Eric Molina fight is entirely up to you. He has a right to show up andearn a living, while you reserve the right to not watch him do it. I hope you are not being held captive against your will and being forced to watch his fights?
One of my countrymate i’m actually proud of ! Mbilli is very good, tough and has power i wish him the best and hope he’s getting a title fight in 2 or 3 fights..
When you say countrymate, are you refering to Canada, France, or Cameroon?