Alcine and Ngoudjo triumph

By Alex Pelletier, La Zone de Boxe

12/04/2005

Alcine and Ngoudjo triumph

Joachim Alcine (Boxingtalk #11 at 154 lbs) won his twenty third professional bout in Montreal today, forcing former WBA titleholder Carl Daniels to quit on his stool at the end of six rounds. Though he was able to keep Alcine at bay in the early going with a jab that landed at several moments, after the
second round Daniels was unable to prevent Alcine from
stepping inside and delivering heavy combinations. Daniels, who arrived in Montreal 3.5 pounds over his contracted weight, was unable to muster any efficient counters to his 29-year old opponent. The sixth round saw Alcine dominating clearly,
landing often with combinations and forcing the 1995
WBA titlist at junior middleweight to retreat to the ropes and give up the fight between rounds. Alcine improves to 23-0 (16) while Daniels drops to 49-6-1 (31)

On the undercard, junior welterweight prospect Herman
Ngoudjo improved to 10-0 (8) with a shutout victory over brave journeyman Arturo Urena (18-9-1, 14 KOs). Urena was on the offensive until a solid left hook from Ngoudjo late in round two knocked him down. Ngoudjo dominated the rest of the fight with precise combination punching and near-perfect defense. A game
Urena invited Ngoudjo to bore in several times during the bout, but was clearly unable to land his own shots. The judges gave three identical scorecards of 100-89 for Ngoudjo. GYM, Ngoudjo's promoter, announced during the TV broadcast that the young Cameroonian-born prospect will be heading to Arturo Gatti's training camp to help the latter get ready for his upcoming bout with Floyd Mayweather.