Late Results From The Weekend
By: Joel Arkin – April 12, 2017
Saturday night, Grant Brothers Boxing and Rixa Promotions gave us a show from the Tohu in Montreal. The audience was treated to a 10 fight card, featuring some of the best local talent from the province of Quebec. In the main event Roody Pierre-Paul beat Noel Majia Rincon but decision in a tough fight, Roody improved to 14-3-1 while Noel fell to 20-12-1. Other notable winners that night was Erik Bazinyan, who is a prospect on the rise, defeating Alis Sijaric in the 4th round. Erik improves to 15-0, while Sijaric falls to 13-3. Dario Bredicean, who was discovered by Lucian Bute, defeated his opponent early in the second round, improving to 13-0. He is only 23, the sky is the limit for this Montreal based, born in Florida prospect. There was only one upset, Mexican, Jose Garcia knocked down Dwayne Durel early in the fight, and could keep the momentum going, to win a split decision, improving to 6-3 while Dwayne Durel takes his first loss and falls to 6-1. Olympic prospect Christian M’Bili also saw action, stopping his opponent in the third to improve to 3-0. Two other locals saw their debut, Jean Michel Bolivar and Mohamed Soumaoro, were able to get their first professional victory, both winning by TKO.
The fight between past his prime veteran, Shane Mosley and Russian prospect, Magomed Kurbanov, which was slated for May 5 in Yekaterinburg Russia, was postponed to September 9th due to an injury to Mosley. RCC Promotions owner Alexey Titov has been notorious for doing shady business tactics with MMA, which he also promotes and usually runs events that feature both boxing and MMA. It is sad to think that at 45, this promoter would want to use Mosley as a stepping stone name to push his young prospect to bigger heights. The other frightening thing is, Russia doesn’t drug test, so their fighters could be anything potentially. I don’t think this will have a good result for Shane sadly. Shane is 3-5-1 dating back to 2010. Kurbanov is undefeated at 10-0. He will still be fighting May 5th, but now against, Virgilijus Stapulinois, who is 27-4-1, to get himself ready for the Mosley fight.
It was made official yesterday that the Abraham Krasniqi fight from Germany, will be available on satellite and cable PPV on April 22, at 2pm. This is a WBO super middleweight title eliminator, with the winner getting a shot at Gilberto Ramirez, who Arthur Abraham lost the belt too, a year ago, last April when he was virtually shut out and provided very little offense. Krasniqi fought for a world title twice at light heavyweight. Losing both times to Nathan Cleverly by decision and then getting stopped by Jurgen Braehmer. Since the drop to 168lbs, he has won 3 straight to get himself this title eliminator. Abraham has won one fight since losing his title, defeating Tim Robin-Lihaug by 8th round stoppage last July. The loser here certainly will have his career in trouble as they both have had more than a few chances at the top spot. It will be promoted by SES boxing, who won the purse bid and promotes Krasniqi. They will have a full undercard of the best German fighters in that stable.