Dierry Jean and Nicholson Poulard Impress in Montreal
By Richard Cloutier
Holiday Inn de Pointe-Claire in Montreal - super lightweight Dierry Jean (22-0 14KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over tough veteran Lanardo Tyner (25-8-2 15KOs), who took the fight on late notice, to capture the vacant NABF championship. The scores were 119-109 on all three cards. The card was presented by Eye of The Tiger Management.
In the co-feature, Nicholson Poulard (18-3 8KOs) captured the vacant NABA light heavyweight title with a split decision Lionell Thompson (12-1 8KO). The scores were 97-93 and 96-94 For Poulard and 97-93 for Thompson. Following the bout, Thompson's corner protested the scores, telling local media they felt Thompson easily won the first six rounds.
Also on the card - Ghislain Maduma (8-0-0) stopped Mexican veteran Aldo Valtierra (26-15-0) at 1:49 of the second round. Super-featherweight Baha Laham (9-0-1) obtained a TKO at 2:20 of round one over Hungarian Arpad Vass (8-4-0). Ahmad Cheikho (7-4-2) decisioned veteran Laszlo Komjathi (43-40-2). At light heavyweight, Schiller Hyppolite (4-0-0) stopped Ferenc Sarkozi (5-5-0) in one. Finally, Montreal's Chris Plaitis (1-0-0) emerged victorious in his first professional fight, winning by unanimous decision over Csaba Toth (8-12-0) of Hungary.