Canadian Boxing Round-up: Pascal TKO’s Elbiali on PBC, Results from Montreal, Edmonton and Toronto!

Canada’s Jean Pascal was able to end his career just as it began nearly 13 years ago—with a knockout win over a previously unbeaten foe.

In what he insists will be his final pro bout, the former light heavyweight champ went out on a high note after scoring a sixth-round technical knockout of previously unbeaten Ahmed Elbiali. A flurry of shots had the local prospect dazed, forcing a stoppage at 2:06 of round six in their PBC on FS1 main event from Hialeah Park Racing & Casino in Hialeah, Florida.

Elbiali enjoyed a quick start, hardly a surprise as Pascal has been traditionally slow out the gate. Still, it appeared as if the night would go according to script for the favored 27-year old from Miami by way of Egypt.

Once Pascal was able to settle into a rhythm, however, the night would never be the same.

A left hook had Elbiali briefly dazed in round two, followed by a right hand shot in efforts to send a message to his younger foe. The 35-year old Haitian-Canadian—who came into fight week with a chip on his shoulder—refused to let age serve as a deterrent but instead rely upon his superior ring experience.

“It was a beautiful fight,” Pascal said. “I knew it would be my last one and I wanted to make a statement against a young, unbeaten fighter. It went basically as I expected, a couple of difficult moments but I was able to do everything I wanted.” (Source: PBC)

A big fight on Russian soil today for Canada’s Ryan Ford (14-1, 9 KOs) who dropped a competitive twelve round decision to Fedor Chudinov (16-2, 11 KOs) at the Arena, Kemerovo. Ford battled hard and cut Chudinov early in the bout but the Russian was game and battled back hard throwing more punches down the stretch. Neither fighter was hurt though Ford did find a home for his big right hand several times in the bout keeping things interesting. After twelve rounds were in the book scores were 119-110, 117-111 and a more reasonable 116-112 for the Russian. The bout was contested at super middleweight, while Ford normally campaigns at light heavyweight. (Photo: Notifight)

Photos: Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions

On Thursday night Quebec based Groupe Yvon Michel – GYM staged an exciting night of boxing action at the Cabaret of the Casino de Montréal. In the co-main event of the evening Trois-Rivières’ Mikael Zewski moved to 29-1 (22 KOs) with a second round TKO of Martin Enrique Escobar. In the other co-main, undefeated Ramon Aguinaga of San Luis Potosi, Mexico upset highly ranked Canadian super middleweight Shakeel Phinn by majority decision (79-73, 78-74 and 76-76).

Also picking up wins on the card were local products Marie Eve Dicaire, Jessica Camara, Louisbert Altidor and Terry Oaias.

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On Friday night KO Boxing Promotions returned to the beautiful Shaw Conference Centre in downtown Edmonton with their latest gala K.O. 81. In the main event of the evening surging Canadian heavyweight destroyer Adam ‘The Boogeyman’ Braidwood (11-1, 10 KOs) made quick and violent work of Mexico’s Misael Sanchez, dropping him twice in the opening stanza before halting him via TKO in Round 2. In his post fight speech, the fired up BC resident called out everyone of note in the Canadian heavyweight division.

In the co-main event of the evening Friday night in Edmonton, local product Stan Surmacz pounded out a six round unanimous decision over Mexico’s Christian Larrondo. The Filipino-Caadian heavyweight used fleet footwork and fast hands to pile up the points on route to the one-sided win.

In a co-featured welterweight bout, Edmonton’s Flavio Michel stopped a game but out-gunned Brian Samuel of Red Deer. Samuel was cut early and despite coming under some heavy fire he pressed on for several rounds. Michel landed some blistering body shots in Round 3 to score a knockdown but Samuel got up and kept coming. Finally in the fourth a barrage felled the visitor again and the bout was waived off giving Michel the TKO 4 win.

In the final bout of the preliminary portion of KO Boxing Promotions latest gala Friday night in Edmonton local charge Eric Taylor battled Mexican veteran Javier Pena to a closely contested four round draw. A lot of momentum shifts and both fighters had their share of good action so a draw was a good call.

Edmonton’s Robbie Cusine pounded out a unanimous four round decision over Mexico’s Hugo Aguilar in preliminary action. Contested at 135 rounds Cusine was busier and more accurate to sweep at least three of the four rounds to seal the win.

Edmonton’s Carlietto Santoro moved to 3-0 in preliminary action pounding out a four round majority decision over a one-handed Kye Sabo. The Saskatoon fighter seemed reluctant to use his left hand from the outset but still fought valiantly landing an array of right hands. Santoro upped the activity level in Rounds 3 and 4 to pull ahead on the cards to edge the decision win.

Raffaele Santoro picked up an impressive second round stoppage victory to kick things off Friday night in Edmonton stopping veteran Alberta product Brett Enns in an exciting tilt. Things were even in the fist but Santoro stunned Enns in the second and jumped all over him until the bout was stopped.

Pro debut Julian Klima sent shockwaves through the local crowd with one of the most well placed left hooks to the lever you’ll ever see. At 1:03 of the opening round Mexico’s Raul Correa was sent down in short order and while he amazed to beat the count he and his liver were in no condition to continue.

Lee Baxter Promotions brought pro boxing back to the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Ontario Friday night with another exciting docket full of action. In the main event of the evening undefeated welterweight Kane Heron moved to 9-0 as a professional with an eight round decision win over Dwayne Durel. In the co-main event, middleweight Patrice Volny continued his winning ways with a six round unanimous decision nod over late replacement Martin Islas.

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