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.
Oganesyan (13-1, 11 KOs) bowed out by unanimous decision of the judges. He thus ceded his North American Boxing Federation (NABF) super-welterweight belt and suffered his first professional loss.
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 mounting 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.
< p>Recall that in his last fight, Oganesyan had triumphed following the abandonment of the French Stephane Danyo, who had also not made the weight.
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 defeated the Mexicans Monica Selene Alcala and Estafania Gonzalez Franco, respectively in February and last March. However, she does not intend to calm her enthusiasm anytime soon, promising a return to the ring by the end of the year.
“We will do as many fights as possible [for ] remain active. I haven't finished boxing in 2022, that's for sure. It's already planned, but I won't say more,” she concluded with a sneer.
In a hotly contested fight where the defense was not in the spotlight, the Montrealer Hamza Khabbaz (4-0, 1 K.-O.) got the better of the Mexican Marco Chino Villa (3-7) by unanimous decision.
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 KOs) by unanimous decision.
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 still convinced each of the judges to award him the victory.