Alcine Hammers Bojorquez

By Alex Pelletier

12/02/2005

Alcine Hammers Bojorquez

A rugged but completely outmatched Carlos Bojorquez stood up to the barrage thrown at him by the unbeaten Canadian junior middleweight contender Joachim Alcine in Montreal on Saturday. However, Bojorquez's brave stand ended when his corner wouldn't let him out for the eighth round. After a cautious start, that Haitian-born Alcine bottled up the swinging attacks of the Californian-based Mexican and countered with lightning fast combinations, opening cuts over both eyes. The light blows Alcine threw in the early rounds became genuine power shots after the fourth round. He began scoring heavy combinations at will on a game and sturdy Bojorquez, who was hit solidly several times and despite never appeared to be seriously hurt, he was not able to get any kind of attack going, which caused his corner to throw in the towel after seven rounds.   Alcine, currently ranked #6 by the WBA and #21 by Boxingtalk, improves his record to 22-0 (15), while Bojorquez' record now reads 23-7-6 (19). On the undercard of this bout, held at the Casino de Montréal and promoted by GYM, 2004 Canadian Olympian Jean Pascal has won his second fight in as many weekends, this time by first round KO of Jesse Londo. The 22 year old former seven-time Canadian amateur champion has upgraded to 2-0 (2). Also, young junior-middleweight Sébastien Demers improved to 6-0 (3) by winning a unanimous decision against cagey journeyman Anthony Ivory (31-73-5 but hasn't been stopped in nearly five years). [Editor's note: Boxingtalk is happy to welcome Alex Pelletier to the website as the Canadian correrspondent. Alex covers the Quebec boxing scene for lazonedeboxe.net, a French language site]