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Québec Scene: Tony Luis, Antonin Decarie, Dierry Jean & more

By Hans Olson

Tony Luis Impressive in United States Debut

Cornwall, Ontario’s Tony “The Lightning” Luis made his United States debut last weekend, steamrolling over Columbian Andres Ledesma in one round.

No stranger to the province of Québec where he had fought his all 14 of his previous bouts, Luis, 24, put the shopworn Ledesma down with a vicious left hand to the body.

“[It was] short and sweet…too quick, I wish I could’ve shown more,” Luis told Boxing Insider on Thursday.

“All the more reason to come back again!”

So when will “The Lightning” strike again?

“Either October 27, back at Turning Stone again, or the December 1 on the Cotto/Trout undercard at the Garden..if not both,” said Tony, who also looks to fight back in Canada sometime soon as well.

“I don’t want to stray away completely from the Canadian scene; I made my bones here (in Montréal) and developed a good local following back in my hometown of Cornwall, but I’ll go wherever my career takes me. Fate will take its course.”


Fast and Furious

Antonin Decarie will fight in the United States for the first time, taking on the undefeated Newark, NJ native Alex Perez at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, CT. According to, the bout will be featured live in the United States on HBO’s televised undercard to Edwin Rodriguez vs. Jason Escalera

Montéal’s Kevin Lavallee (10-0-1) returns to action against Mexico’s Isaac Bejarano on Saturday, September 22 at the Chapiteau CCSI Maisonneuve in Montréal, headlining the next gala promoted by Douggy Berneche (Club de Boxe de l’Est).

The 21 year old Lavallee was last seen in action back in June, defeating Robert DaLuz by way of 8-round decision…

Montréal’s Dierry Jean will return October 26 at the Holiday Inn Pointe-Claire against Mexico’s Ivan Cano. “We finalized a deal yesterday,” manager Camille Estephan told Boxing Insider Friday morning. “Ivan Cano won the WBC youth world title in his last fight. He beat a really good opponent, he’s ranked, and it’s going to be probly the mandatory defense of the NABF title for Dierry.”

Montréal’s Renan St-Juste has been out in Las Vegas sparring with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. as he prepares for his September 15 battle with Sergio Martinez

David Lemieux, who will return on October 12 in Montréal, continues to search for an opponent. Despite rumors, Geard Ajetovic will not be the next rival for the hard hitting Laval native…

Boxing Insider’s Hans Olson can be reached at [email protected]

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