By Tim Kudgis
Quebec, Canada - Renan St. Juste vs Martin Avila - 8 Rounds Super Middleweight - St. Juste had a strong 1st round for someone coming off a year-plus layoff. Avila was the busier fighter but St. Juste was the stronger of the two and was landing the bigger blows. In the 2nd round, St. Juste still controlled the action but with about a minute or so into the round, St. Juste landed a brutal body shot. Not only was Avila dropped by the body shot but he was unable to beat the referee's ten count causing the bout to end. With the win St. Juste climbs to (24-4-1) while Avila slumps to (14-13).
Chris Plaitis vs. Jean Moraiti - 6 Rounds Lightweight - During the 1st round, Moraiti was consistently back Plaitis up but the southpaw Plaitis was able to counter effectively landing the more telling punches. The 2nd round saw Moraiti displaying more effective aggression while Plaitis still enjoyed success in countering Moraiti. Plaitis enoyed success in the 3rd round landing the more accurate and damaging blows on Moraiti. Moraiti continued to back Plaitis up in the 4th round but saw limited success because Plaitis was easily able to avoid Moraiti's looping shots. Moraiti was dropped to the canvas in the 4th with what appeared to be a left hand but the ref ruled it a slip. Both men seemed to slow the pace in the 5th, and with Moraiti tiring Plaitis was able to push the action a little bit but the round was relatively uneventful. In the final round Moraiti appeared to have found a 2nd wind. He pushed the action while land some effective blows on the tired Plaitis there by giving him his best round of the night.
After the final bell the judge's scorecards read 59-55 & 58-56 x 2 in favor of Chris Plaitis via Unanimous Decision. With the victory Plaitis moved to (5-0-1) while Moraiti plummets to (5-5-4).
David Maltais vs. Michel Tsalla - In round 1, Tsalla was the aggressor pushing the action but Maltais was landing more punches. Matais would throw multiple punches before going back to the outside and moving around the ring. As both men became increasingly tired in the 2nd round a slugfest emerged. Tsalla tried to bring the fight on the inside but Maltais would unleash powerful combinations while Tsalla seemed limited to throwing a punch or two at a time. In the 3rd, the action started to slow as both men tired but Maltais land the more significant power shots throughout the round. Tsalla had the best round of the night in the 4th and final round. He took advantage of the tired Maltais by landing a punch or two at a time and moving around the ring not giving Maltais a stationary target.
After the final bell the judges scored the bout 38-38 & 39-37 x 2 in favor of Maltais, via Majority Decision. With a successful pro debut Maltais climbs to (1-0) while Tsalla falls to (1-6-1)
Montasar Mechri vs. Steve Latagne - 4 Rounds Jr Middleweight - Latagne pushed the action in round one. Latange would come in and swarm Mechri who had his moments but was trying to find his rhythm. In the 2nd, Latange started off swarming Mechri again but Mechri started to find his rhythm and started landing from the outside, Mechri was able to hold off the aggressive Latange for the most part in the 3rd from this boxing on the outside. Still Latagne found limited success in the 3rd when he was able to trap Mechri against the ropes. In the final round, Mechri took full adavantage of the tiring Latagne. Mechri was land on the inside, outside, and when he was able to trap Latagne against the ropes to completely dominate the round.
After the final bell, the judges scored the bout in favor of Montasar Mechri, 40-36 across the board. With the win Mechri moves to (2-0) while Latagne drops to (1-3).Tags: Renan St-Juste