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Motor City Picks Up A Split In Montreal
Motor City Boxers Frankie "The Thrill" Rill & Tyler "Timebomb" Dupont made a trip to Montreal for a show on Saturday June 2nd.

In the first bout of the evening, Dupont made his amateur boxing debut against a more experienced Josue St-Cyr of Montreal. Tyler started strong and finished the first round ahead by 5 points.

The second round was strictly business, as Motor City's newest competitor "went off like a time bomb" & pounded his opponent into submission. After the second 8 count, the hometown boxer told the referee that he'd had enough, and the bout was awarded to Dupont by retirement.

In the main event, Rill, last year's national junior champion faced off against highly-touted hometown favourite Didier Bence, the current Senior Canadian Super-Heavyweight Champion.

The crowd was backing Bence, but Rill wasn't discouraged. He stayed focussed and instantly earned Bence's respect inside the ring. As expected, the scoring was one-sided; Rill was landing plenty of punches, but very few were showing up on the scorecards.

Knowing he was behind at the half-way point of the fight, Rill picked up the pace in round 3. The momentum was shifting and it appeared that the score would have been changing into Rill's favour, when Bence staggered the Motor City Boxer with a thundering right hand.

The referee administered an 8-count and, even though it appeared as if Rill was able to continue, the bout was stopped. As always, safety of the athletes is the number one concern in amateur boxing.

Motor City officials are looking forward to getting a rematch with Bence in the not-so-distant future.

Stay Tuned.