By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada
Undefeated Antonin Decarie (22-0 6KO) headlines the action this Saturday at the Casino de Montreal as the #3 (WBO) ranked welterweight prospect meets Terrence Cauthen (33-5 9KO) of Trenton New Jersey. The Montreal prospect will be defending his NABO North American championship and trying to remain perfect against the thirteen year pro Cauthen who should pose the biggest threat yet to Decarie’s perfect mark.
A former bronze medal winner at the 1996 Atlanta games, Cathen, now 33 has lost two of his last three but has provided trouble to those trying to make a mark in the welterweight division. In July of last year, Cauthen managed a decision over undefeated prospect Alexis Camacho and also has a win over Ricky Quiles. Amongst his losses Cauthen has gone the distance against the dangerous Paul Williams and most recently versus 19-1 Shamone Alvarez. Decarie is up for the challenge that the slick swift moving lefty poses and is looking forward to returning to the ring.
“I know he is a very quick, mobile fighter who is difficult to catch up to and do well against,” said Decarie. “To become champion though I’ll have to go through all sorts of fighters and I can’t let somebody like Cauthen get in my way.”
Also appearing on the card will be young knockout sensation David Lemieux who will be looking to make it 18 knockouts in as many fights. The 20 year-old went past the 4th round for the first time in his last fight, a fifth round knockout of 18-2 Bladimir Hernandez, and is now continuing to up the competition as he enters his third year as a pro. This time out Lemieux faces former Contender series alumni Donny McCrary (24-9-2 13KO) and who has now lost four of his last five. No stranger to Montreal, McCrary comes to the city for his second straight fight and has faced off against Sebastien Demers, battled the tough Walid Smichet to a draw, and travelled to Romania to face now IBF super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute.
Also on the card will be the two newly signed Columbians who were so impressive the last time out in their pro debuts, both scoring knockouts. This time light-heavyweight Elieder Alvarez gets former Canadian champion Willard Lewis while heavyweight Oscar Rivas will go up against trial horse Stephane Tessier. Lightweight Logan McGuiness (6-0) also makes his way back to Montreal where he faces Jorge Banos (4-4-3).