Antonin Decarie wasn't supposed to be the puncher tonight, and he wasn't booked to be the showcased fighter. But he dominated Alex Perez over five rounds, and stopped him at 2:54 of the sixth with a final blitz of shots that included a knockdown and then a referee staring at Perez being further pummeled upon return to action, before the hook finally came.
Decarie (27-1, 8 KO) just couldn't miss with his right hand in this one, as Perez (16-1, 9 KO) was pretty well exposed in a step up in class from previous opposition. It was a matter of technique for the most part, and Decarie had plenty of it, while Perez just didn't have any. Perez never got any momentum, never had a consistent attack, and was never really in it save for a couple of brief solid moments here and there.
Decarie landed 99 of 150 power shots for an astounding 66% connect rate on the HBO on-screen stats, which pretty much tells the story of the fight. He was just way too good for Perez, whose prospect bubble got busted at Foxwoods.