Eleider Alvarez vs. Nicholson Poulard
2013-03-22 : Eleider Alvarez 174½ lbs beat Nicholson Poulard 173¾ lbs by TKO at 2:08 in round 3 of 12
- Location: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Referee: Marlon Wright
- Judge: Richard DeCarufel
- Judge: Jean Gauthier
- Judge: Pasquale Procopio
- NABO Light Heavyweight Title (3rd defense by Alvarez)
- NABA Light Heavyweight Title (1st defense by Poulard)
Undefeated light heavyweight Eleider Alvarez (12-0, 8 KO) retains his NABO title while gaining the NABA belt after his third round TKO victory against former sparring partner Nicholson Poulard (19-4, 9 KO) in the co-feature event of Adonis Stevenson versus Darnell Boone II at the Bell Center in Montreal, Canada.
Eleider Alvarez is one-step closer to an eventual world title match as he defeats the veteran Poulard with a devastating TKO in the NABA-NABO unification match.
The supposed ten-round bout started out slow as both fighters appear to size each other up during the first round with very few punches being thrown around. Alvarez seems to need another round though as tries to establish his dominance in the second round with jabs which Poulard countered quite effectively.
By the third round, Alvarez showed the power hiding behind his right as he pinned the hapless Poulard against the ropes with a combination. Poulard collapsed to the canvas though he managed to get feebly up on his feet. It was not enough to convince referee Marlon Wright, who waved off the fight at the 2:08 mark in the third.
Source: Calindas, Nikka. "Eleider Alvarez TKOs Nicholson Poulard; retains NABO belt" www.sportsnippets.com (2013, Mar. 23) Article
- Eleider Alvarez 11-0 (7 KOs) vs. Nicholson Poulard 19-3 (9 KOs)
- It was the ninth consecutive fight for Alvarez at Bell Centre: Montreal. It was the fourth appearance for Poulard at the venue.