By Dave Spencer at ringside
Ronnie Robidoux (4-0 2KO) dominated the action but was forced to the scorecards as the local Akwesasne middleweight scored a 40-36 (x3) victory over Argentine fighter Ivan Banach (4-2). A loud Cornwall Civic Complex crowd tried to will their man to the KO victory but Banach proved to be a hard nut crack over the four rounds. Robidoux cracked hard to the body in the early going and utilized the jab nicely in the second while a fading Banach was saved by the bell to end the third. Robidoux who was fast and furious with the left hook connecting constantly admitted he may have been guilty of punching himself out as the fight came to an end.
Rene Fernandez (156.2) vs. Junior middleweight Michael Brandon (6-0) made quick work of opponent Rene Fernandez (6-11) as the Mississauga scored his 3rd career knockout at 1:48 of round two. After a non-eventful first where the Ontario fighter started to land in the final seconds, Brandon wasted no time in the second landing a solid right hand and when he threw the punch again, Fernandez went down like he fell off a ladder securing victory for Brandon.
California Bantamweight Daniel Andujo (5-2 2KO) dominated Mexican opponent Ramon Parra (2-2-1) following up a knockdown with a perfectly placed left hook that quickly dropped the fighter for a ten count at 2:05 of the 3rd round. Andujo’s corner asked for more pressure coming into the third and the fighter had little problem in delivering on the request. A right-left body combination followed by a uppercut weakened Parra along the ropes and when Andujo delivered a similar volley seconds later, he quickly had his opponent on the canvas. Seizing the opportunity, Andujo quickly delivered the finishing left hook moments later leaving no doubt.