WBA INTERIM JR.WELTERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT ENDS ON 12TH-ROUND TKO
Former two-time French champion Ismael El Massoudi, 33 years-old, captured the WBA interim super-lightweight title when he dropped defending champ Souleymane Mbaye, 36-years-old, at 2:19 of the twelfth and last round.
On 14th July, before a crowded Jama‚ El Fna in Marrakech, the international mecca of Moroccan tourism, El Massoudi ended the bout with a left hook that stretched Mbaye whom complaining of a sprained knee that kept him from rimettersin of standing.
Mbaye, inactive for 14 months since he won the vacant belt at the expense of Canadian Antonin Decarie, has shown a lot of rust accumulated for the lack of activity.
El Massoudi, a French Moroccan, instead was constantly busy during the past months.
El Massoudi, also ABU (African Boxing Union) champion, raised his mark to 36-3-0 (14), while Mbaye, a French-Senegalese, fell to 39-4-1 (21).
British Lee Haskins, 27 years-old, brought his considerable talents back to the Morocco and was the total dictator in wrapping up a nunanimous 12-round decision over French-Moroccan Mohamed Boulegchga, 29 years-old, wining the WBA Inter-Continental e IBF International bantamweight belts.
The defending champ Boulegchga was methodically outpointed.
Haskins gradually gained control of the fight and knckocked Boulegchga twice, in the 6th and 11th, to score a unanimous decision on scores of two 119-107 (Lahcen Oumghar and Juan Manuel Garcia Reyes) and 117-109 (Jose Ignacio Martinez).
Haskins, former English and Commonwealth flyweight champ, British and Commonwealth super-flyweight titleholder, improved his log to 22-2-0 (11).
Boulegchga, ex French and European union champion, dipped to 16-6-2 (4).
Another French-Moroccan Rachid El Hadak, 37 years-old, was extended the distance by Rene Huebner, 35 years-old from Germany, winning on lopsided 12-round decision. Scored: two 120-108 (Juan Manuel Garcia Reyes and Lahcen Oumghar) and one 120-107 (Jean-Louis Legland).
So El Hadak retained his EBA (European Boxing Association) cruiserweight belt and bettered his record to 23-8-1 (7).
Rene Huebner dropped to 29-17-2 (15).
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