Bronx, NY December 12…Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing in association with GYM INC. presented the 5th installment of “BOXEO AMERICA” broadcast live this past Saturday December 10th, from the Bell Center in Montreal Canada on the Azteca America network and once again a major upset took place in the main event as former WBA Jr. Middleweight champion Joachim Alcine (33-2-1 19KO) won a spirited 12 round majority decision over hometown hero David Lemieux (25-2 24KO) capturing the WBC Intercontinental Middleweight championship.
Lemieux started out strong rocking Alcine in the first round and continued being the aggressor for the next couple of rounds. Alcine started to fight his way back into the fight in the fourth round using a strong jab, good counterpunches, and slick movement. Alcine rocked Lemieux in the fifth round with a big right hand but David kept applying the pressure as the bout wore into the championship rounds. It was mostly a give and take affair but in the end Alcine prevailed and scored the big upset by majority scores of 116-112 on two cards, and 114-114 on the third.
The semi-final saw a dominate performance by Adonis Stevenson (16-1 13KO) as he battered Aaron Pryor Jr. (16-5 11KO) stopping him at 0:43 of the 9th round in a 12 round Super Middle bout that was contested for the NABA and NABO titles as well as the IBF International title. Stevenson started out fast and strong as he dropped Pryor in the first round, one of four knockdowns he would score. Pryor's corner had seen enough after the fourth knockdown in the 9th round and mercifully threw the towel in. It was Stevenson's most impressive performance to date.
Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing is quickly turning Azteca America into the network of upsets as each of the five installments have seen major upsets and undefeated fighters fall by the wayside. It was a great way to close the year on Azteca as Star Boxing has provided exciting, diversified, and competitive fights. Next years action should be even better.