The Casino in Montreal was the site of a good show on Saturday as welterweight Antonin Decarie came through his latest WBO NABO title challenge and middleweight David Lemieux once again provided fistic fireworks.
Decarie retained his title for the fourth time by dramatically stopping veteran American southpaw Terrance Cauthen with just one second left in the tenth and final round.
Cauthen tried to keep a lid on Decarie with constant clinching during the bout but was canvassed in the eighth before going down for the second time during the closing seconds of the tenth.
Decarie improves to 23-0 (7), and is nearing a mandatory WBO title shot while Cauthen drops to 33-6 (9) after losing three of his last four bouts.
At just 20 years of age, Montreal slugger Lemieux, 18-0 (18), lived up to his reputation as Canada's biggest puncher by belting out American Donnie McCrary, 24-10-2 (13), in the first round.
McCrary was down from the first right hand from Lemieux and was done after two more, unable to hold the local man's staggering power.