Eye of the Tiger Management protege Artem Oganesyan was obsessed with the relentless onslaught of Dante “Crazy” Jardon Thursday at the Cabaret du Casino de Montreal.
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Oganesyan (13-1, 11 KOs) bowed out by unanimous decision of the judges. He thus gave up his super-welterweight belt of the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) and suffered a first defeat among professionals.
Jardon (35-8, 25 K.-O.), veteran of 43 professional fights who recently fought in England and Russia, did not want to know anything about the role of extra, as soon as the hostilities started. His powerful hook knocked the Moscow native down in the first round.
“Crazy” Jardon lived up to his nickname by applying sustained pressure on his rival and multiplying the assaults while Oganesyan waited for his moment … which ultimately never came.
The Mexican proved his great resistance to blows and his exemplary physical form, keeping his vis-à-vis in a corner for the overwhelming majority of the fight.
Successful return for Yves Ulysse junior
Montrealer Yves Ulysse junior (21-2, 12 K.-O.) did not miss his chance on his return to action, after an absence of almost a year. He made Argentinian Reuquen Facundo Arce (14-7-2, 7 KOs) see stars in the third round.
The one who wore the colors of the Montreal Carabins when he arrived in the ring studied his 26-year-old rival at the start of the fight, before dealing him a violent blow to the body to stop the duel.
His next goal? A world championship fight, no less.
"I'm tired of playing in the schoolyard," he said. It's not my place."
Ulysses' last fight dates back to July 7, 2021. Bored by an elbow injury, he was forced to forfeit before facing Antonio Moran last January.
Leila Beaudoin still undefeated
Quebecer Leila Beaudoin (6-0) kept her perfect record by making French Amel Anouar (2-3-1) bite the dust by unanimous decision.
“Everything [on what] we worked on in the gym, I applied it tonight, launched the 26-year-old athlete after the fight. The tactic I had with her [was] to set traps and not throw a lot of punches for nothing.”
She also made the walls of the Cabaret resonate by striking a dry right in the face of Anouar in the third round, but the native of Le Cannet remained frozen, even trying to distract her opponent with facial expressions. The Frenchwoman, however, was only very rarely able to break through Beaudoin's armor.
The Témiscouataine has not been idle in 2022, she who was in her third fight in four months. However, she does not intend to calm her enthusiasm anytime soon, promising a return to the ring by the end of the year.
“We are going to do as many fights as possible [for] staying active. I haven't finished boxing in 2022, that's for sure. It's already planned, but I say no more, "she concluded with a sneer.
Ex-Olympian Mary Spencer (5-0, 4 KOs) only needed 1:56. to knock out Chris Namus (25-7, 8 KOs) three times and end hostilities with a knockout.
Montrealer Avery Martin-Duval (7-0-1, 4 KOs) got his money's worth against Mexican Luis Reyes Carmona (9-2-1, 2 KOs), but has everything likewise convinced each of the judges to award him victory.
Quebecer Luis Santana (6-0, 2 K.-O.) took up the biggest challenge of his young professional career by inflicting a first defeat on Mexican Sergio Hernandez Cruz (8-1-1, 6 K. -O.) by unanimous decision.
In a hotly contested fight where the defense was not in the spotlight, Montrealer Hamza Khabbaz (4-0, 1 KO) beat Mexican Marco Chino Villa (3-7) by unanimous decision.