Kovalev KO’s Sillakh, Dan edges Bizier, Lemieux and Zewski win big! (and other results from around Canada)
By Ace Freeman (30-Nov-2013)
Sergey Kovalev KO 2 Ismayl Sillakh
WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev looked absolutely monstrous taking out challenger Ismayl Sillakh in just under six minutes Saturday night on HBO. After studying a mobile Sillakh in the opening Stanza Kovalev needed just a combination of punches in the second to drop his man hard. Killakh beat the count but was hurt badly in the follow up barrage and the bout was waived off at the :52 mark of Round 2. After the bout Kovalev expressed interest in an anticipated showdown with Adonis Stevenson, whom he shared the card with.
Jo Jo Dan W SD12 Kevin Bizier
Ionut ‘Jo Jo’ Dan Ion scraped by previously unbeaten Canadian welterweight charge Kevin Bizier via a closely contested twelve round split decision win. There were many close rounds in the bout in which Dan was the busier fighter while Bizier landed the harder shots. The Canadian looked to be heating up late in the bout but after twelve rounds were in the books it was Dan who was ahead by scores of 116-111 and 114-113 with Bizier up 117-110 on the third tally.
David Lemieux TKO 7 Jose Torres
Canadian welterweight destroyer David Lemieux was forced to go seven rounds in a one sided affair when visiting Jose Torres proved to be too tough for his own good. Lemieux dropped Torres several times in the bout but the gallant Mexican wouldn’t stay down. The result was a prolonged and sustained one sided beating that grew increasingly difficult to watch. Finally, in Round 7 Torres’s corner did what they should have done several rounds earlier and saved their man from further punishment.
Mikael Zewski KO 3 Ryan Davis
Unbeaten Canadian welterweight Mikael Zewski (22-0, 17 KOs) made easy and violent work of Ryan Davis Saturday night in Quebec City where he stopped him in just three rounds. Zewski started very quickly and landed a plethora of leather in the early going. Davis stood up to some heavy punishment in the first two rounds but in the third he was decked three times before the bout was stopped at the 2:01 mark.
Canadian Quick Results:
Eric Martel Bahoeli TKO 2 Didier Bence
Sebastien Bouchard W UD6 Mohammed Slimani
Artur Beterbiev KO 1 Billy Bailey
Brandon Cook TKO 5 Luca Michael Pasqua
Marc Pagcaliwangan Draw-6 Octavio Hernandez