Early results from Montreal: Dierry Jean wins big, Maduma and Hyppolite victorious, Hussain brothers win, Butler held to a draw, more!
By Ace Freeman (20-Jun-2015)
Early results from the Eye of the Tiger Management / Golden Boy Promotions card at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada!
Quick-fisted Canadian light welterweight Dierry ‘All-in’ Jean (29-1, 20 KOs) put on an impressive showing Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec with a dominant ten round unanimous decision victory over American Jerry Belmontes (19-7, 5 KOs). Jean scored a knockdown in the early going and cruised down the stretch landing the harder and more significan blows throughout. After ten rounds were in the books, Jean was well ahead by scores of 99-90, 99-89 and 98-91 to pick up the victory.
Quebec’s ‘Batman’, surging super middleweight Schiller Hyppolite (16-1, 10 KOs) pounded out a unanimous ten round decision over France’s Kevin Thomas Cojean (16-7-1 5KO) on the Lemieux-N’Dam undercard. Hyppolite was in command throughout with a stern jab and quicker hands, although the Frenchman had his moments in spots.
Miami-based Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz scored a blitzing first round KO over Byron Polley in early action in Montreal. Ortiz was all over Polley from the opening bell and made quick work of the journeyman scoring three knockdowns in the opening stanza to end the night early and in fashion.
Canadian lightweight speedster Ghislain Maduma (17-1, 11 KOs) got back on the winning track Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal where he ran over Italy’s Michele Focosi in two rounds. Maduma started fast and took command in the opening stanza and scored three knockdowns in a relentless second round to seal the victory.
Fast rising Canadian junior middleweight Steven Butler (12-0-1, 11 KOs) went eight full rounds for the first time as a professional when he was held to a draw in an exciting match against Franklin Park, Illinois’ Jaime Herrera (12-3-1, 7 KOs). It was an evenly matched bout that saw Butler start fast scoring two early knockdowns, but a game Herrera battled back and picked it up late in the bout. Once eight rounds were in the books judge Pasquale Procopio saw Butler the winner at 77-75 but the other two officials saw it even at 75-75 rendering the bout a majority draw.
Big punching Canadian welterweight Mian Hussain improved to 12-0 (6 KOs) as a professional when he pounded out a workman like eight-round shutout win over Ivan Pereyra. Hussain was in control throughout and cruised to one sided scores of 80-72 on all three official tallies.
Big punching Canadian light welterweight Ayaz Hussain (brother of Mian) moved to 6-0 (4 KOs) Saturday night in Montreal as he battered and took out Miguel Antoine in two rounds. Hussain’s power was the difference as he scored three knockdowns in Round 2 to seal the TKO win.
Montreal based super lightweight prospect Mathieu Germain moved to 2-0 as a pro (1 KO) with a second round TKO of Richard Horvath.