By Ken Hissner: IBO Super Welterweight champion Femke Hermans defeated WBA Int’l and WBC Silver champion Mary Spencer by a majority decision for the vacant IBF World title in a rematch on Wednesday night at the Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The card was promoted by Camille Estephan (Eye of the Tiger Management).
In the co-feature, NABF and NABA Super Middleweight champion Erik Bazinyan stopped Ronald ‘Reckless’ Ellis in six rounds.
In the main event, IBO Super Welter champ Femke Hermans, 17-4 (7), #153, of Dendermonte, BELG., defeated WBC Silver champ Mary Spencer, 7-2 (5), #153 ½, of Montreal, Quebec, CAN, over 10×2 for the vacant IBF World title.
In the third round, Spencer used an effective jab and landed a left to the chin of Hermans in the final seconds. In the sixth round, Spencer continued backing up Hermans. In the sixth round, Hermans turned southpaw and outworked Spencer.
In the seventh round Hermans dominated the round except for one right from Spencer in the final minute. In the eighth round, the action picked up with Hermans busier and Spencer countering.
In the ninth and final tenth round, Hermans continued out-landing a reluctant Spencer going from orthodox to southpaw and back. Referee Junior Padulo.
The scores were 95-95, 96-94 97-93, and KH.
In the co-feature, NABF and NABA Super Middle champ Erik Bazinyan, 31-0 (22), #166.4, of Laval, Quebec, CAN, stopped Ronald ‘Reckless’ Akeem Ellis, 18-4-2 (12), #167.1, of Lynn, MASS, at 1:44 of the sixth round of a scheduled ten rounds.
In the first round, Ellis out-landed Bazinyan. In the second round, Bazinyan took the round outworking Ellis. In the third round, Ellis controlled until the final seconds, getting hit with a left hook from Bazinyan, wobbling the legs of Ellis.
In the fourth round’s final minute, Ellis got the better of it, but Bazinyan countered well enough to take the round. In the fifth round, Ellis took over as Bazinyan turned southpaw in the final minute to no avail.
In the sixth round, Ellis was ahead when a pair of rights from Bazinyan dropped him for an 8-count when Referee Alaine Villeneuve prematurely halted the fight.
Super Light Christopher ‘Machine Gun’ Guerrero, 9-0 (5), #149 ½, of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MEX, Montreal, Quebec, CAN, stopped Jose ‘Piston’ Lopez, 30-9-2 (16), #148 ¼, of Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza, MEX, at 2:02 of the fourth round of a scheduled eight rounds.
In the first round, hardly a punch landed. In the second round, Guerrero hit Lopez behind the head, knocking him down without Referee Yvon Goule calling it a foul. In the third, Guerrero simply picked Lopez apart with his superior hand and foot speed.
In the fourth round, Lopez ducked into a right uppercut on the chin from Guerrero and down he went for an 8-count from Referee Goule. Upon rising, the referee called a halt.
Super Feather Leila Beaudoin, 10-1 (1), #130, of Temiscoulova, Quebec, CAN, won a lopsided decision over 38-year-old Estrella ‘La Chacala’ Valverde, 19-12-2 (4), #129 ¾, of Ciudad, MEX, 8×2 rounds.
In the first two rounds, Beaudoin controlled with a jab. In the third round, Beaudoin held down the head of Valverde and hit her with the right without a move from Referee Steve St-Germain.
From the fourth through the seventh rounds, the one-sided fight continued with the much taller Beaudoin dominating the much older veteran. In the eighth and final round, Beaudoin tried for the stoppage with no success.
The scores were 80-72, as was KH.
Light Heavy Mehmet Unal, 6-0 (5), #177 ¾, of Montreal, Quebec, CAN, stopped Luca ‘War Machine’ Spadaccini, 9-6-3 (8), #175 ¾, of Roccamontepiano, IT, after the first round of a scheduled 8 rounds.
In the first round, it was non-stop punching from both fighters with Unal getting the better of it. Spadaccini shook his left hand with a minute to go. His corner stopped the fight between rounds.
Referee Alain Villeneuve
2020 Olympian Light Heavy Russian Imam Khataev, 4-0 (4), #173 ½, of Sydney, New So. Wales, AUST, stopped David “El Yacare’ Benitez, 9-9 (2), #173 ½, of Bueno Aires, ARG, at 2:30 of the second round of a scheduled 8 rounds.
In the first round within seconds, Khataev with over 300 amateur bouts landed a left hook to the chin of Benitez, rocking him. In the second round’s first minute, Khataev knocked Benitez through the ropes with the fans pushing him back in.
In the final minute, a left hook to the body and an overhand right to the chin and down he went, forcing Referee Steve St-Germain to call a halt.
19-year-old Lightweight Jhon Orobio, 5-0 (5), #134 ½, of Montreal, CAN, stopped Jesus ‘Reysol’ Solis, 4-2 (0), #133 ¼, of Chiapas, MEX, at 0:48 of the fourth round of a scheduled 6 rounds.
In the first rounds, the first minute a double left hook from Orobio on the chin dropped Solis for an 8-count from Referee Yvon Goule. In the second and third rounds, it was all Orobio besides getting away with a couple of fouls. In the fourth round, a flurry of punches from Orobio on the chin and Solis dropped to a knee. Upon rising, Referee Goule waved it off.
18-year-old Super Middle Wilkens Mathieu, 4-0 (3), #167 ¼, of Montreal, Quebec, CAN, stopped southpaw Cesar ‘El Zurdo’ Lopez Romo, 2-1 (1), #164 ¼, of Mexico City, MEX, at 0:14 of the third round of a scheduled 4 rounds.
In the first round, every punch Mathieu threw seemed to land, and mostly to the chin of Lopez. Most rights but a final left hook to the body.
In the second round’s halfway point Mathieu dropped Lopez with a left hook to the side of the head of Lopez. In the final minute, again Mathieu dropped Lopez with a body shot.
At the start of the third round, Mathieu dropped Lopez with a right uppercut to the chin of Lopez, rocking him and forcing referee Junior Padulo to stop the mismatch.