By Per-Ake Persson
Feb 21, Berlin, GER, O2 Arena, Sauerland Event
Arthur Abraham, 76,1, Ger W12-U Paul Smith, 75,1, UK
Abraham retained the WBO title with a clear win over Smith. The rematch was based on the wide decision in Abraham´s favour the first time around in what was a close - and deserved - win for King Arthur.
This time Abraham dominated the fight while Smith fought as if he knew he was second best and allowed the champion to dictate the pace. There were no knockdowns but Smith showed a good chin as he got nailed a numbe of times. Abraham is probably over the hill but knows what to do and when to do it and came out a clear winner. It was scored 117-111 twice and 116-112. I also had it 117-111. Smith´s only good rounds came when Abraham allowed him to be on top.
Mirco Ricci, 79,1, Ita W12-U Enrico Kölling, 78,9, Ger
Kölling, strangely lethargic and hampered by a bad cut by the right eye, let Ricci, a relatively limited boxer stick and move fighter with no power, steal the fight from him and win the WBA I/C title. During the fight there where lots of brawling among the English fans so not many watched what went down in the ring (and that includes me). By the ninth Kölling was bleeding badly from a cut over the right eye and Ricci did well. In the final round Kölling was hurt by a left hook and was in trouble in the final minute. It was scored 116-112 twice and 117-111.
10x3: David Price, 114,75, UK TKO 6 (3.00) Irineu Beato Costa Junior, 119,5, Bra
Price fought a careful, skillful, wellpaced fight and could probably have ended this sooner but took his time. Costa went down from a left hook and two more knockdowns followed and it was stopped at the bell ending the round. Price is good, real good in fact, but does he have the confidence and toughness needed at top level?
6x3: Burak Sahin, 105,5, Berlin, Ger KO 3 (1.09 Maksym Pediura, 107,0, Ukr
Pediura was shaken in the second and never recovered as his punch resistance appears to be gone. After a knockdown in the third Pediura clutched his eye and was soon on the floor again and was counted out as he got up.
Stefan Härtel, 76,2, Ger W6-U Baptiste Castegnaro, 75,5, Fra
Castegnaro slipped / got knocked down in the second, held and punched and kept trying but Härtel was too good for him. 60-54 twice and 59-54.
8x3: Josh Warrington, 58,0, Uk TKO 5 (1.51) Edwin Tellez, 56,0, Nic
The towel came in during the fifth to save Tellez from further punishment. Tellez did his best but was out of his league and took a beating in every round.
Noel Gevor, 90,8, Ger W8-U Alejandro Emilio Velez, 90,8, Arg
Tough, good fight where Velez, flabby looking but strong, took the fight to Gevor and forced him to fight on the inside. It looked like he would wear down Gevor but Noel was too good a boxer. A left hook to the body after Velez had slipped on the ring commercial took a lot of steam out of the Argentinian and he was under pressure in the last round. It was scored 78-74 on all cards.
Feb 21, Namur, BEL:
8x3: Geoffrey Batello, 90,4, Bel KO 5 Toni Visic, 87,0, Cro
Christophe Dufaux, 93,3, Bel D 4 Tomislav Rudan, 87,5, Cro
4x3: Francesco Patera, 62,4, Bel KO 2 Anto Nakic, 59,8, Cro
Feb 21, Evreux, FRA:
m: Andrew Francillette, Fra W 6 Kevin Mpiga, Fra
sl: Maxime Roussel, Fra W 6 Marcin Ficner,
Feb 21, Monte Carlo, MON, Salle des Etoiles
Gennadyi Golovkin, 159,, Kaz/Ger TKO 11 (0.50) Martin Murray, 159,75, Uk
Golovkin retained the WBA supertitle, won the WBC Interim belt and retained the IBO title. I saw part of this fight and it looked as if Golovkin would land the finisher at any time. Murray was down twice in the fourth and once in the tenth.
Lee Haskins, 118, Uk WTd8-U Omar Lamiri, 116,5, Fra
Haskins won the vacant EBU title on scores of 78-74 twice and 79-73.
Hekkie Budler, 105, RSA W12-U Jesus Silvestre. 105,5,
WBA and IBO titles, scored 117-110, 115-112 and 115-112.
Hughie Fury, 232,5, Uk W10-U Andriy Rudenko, 243,25, Ukr
98-92, 98-91 and 97-92.
Feb 21, Le Cannet, FRA:
sw: Dylan Charrat, Fra W 4 Flavien Bruno Bogongo, Fra
Feb 21, Nyon, SWI:
Walid Abderrahman, 63,5, Tun/Swi W 6 Csaba Toth, 64,0, Hun
6x3: Stefano Ciriolo, 65,5, Swi TKO 5 Mladen Zivkov, 65,0, Ser
Feb 21, Cluj-Napoca, ROM:
Florin Cardos, 66,0, Rom W10-U Daniel Rasilla, 67,2, Spa
WBC Med welter title, Rasilla was a sub for Jorge Fortea and failed to make weight. 95-93, 97-92 and 98-92. Rasilla was down in the first (seems as if he made the weight later)
sw: Victor Lupu Puiu, Rom W6-U Jose Manuel Lopez Clavero, Spa
6x3, sl: Cristian Ciurian, Rom TKO 4 Felix Garcia Rosada,
h: Lucian Bot, Rom D 6 Antonio Sousa, Por
Quite an upset. Bot said to be entering the ring not in best shape.
4x3, h: Florian Benche, TKO 2 Umberto Lecce,
6x2, l: Marva Hamadouche, TKO 4 Galina Giumliska, Bul
Feb 21, Torino, ITA:
m: Christian Arvelo Segura, DR/Ita W 6 Kristian Camino, Ita
Feb 21, Pomezia, ITA:
Vincenzo Bevilacqua, 73,5, Ita W 6 Alex Marongiu, 73,4, Ita
Feb 21, Bari, ITA:
sw: Francesco Lezzi, Ita W10-U Ibrahim Maokola, Tan
vacant IBF Youth superwelter title, scored 100-93, 99-91 twice.
Feb 21, Düren, GER, Khalil Box Promotion, gba
m: Jama Saidi, Ger W10-U Ziso Poulitsa, Ger
Int´l German 160 lb title, gba version, scored 100-92, 100-90 and 100-91.
sm: Tiran Mkrtschjan / Tiran Metz, W 4 Vadim Firidunov,
Metz was cut and as it got worse he got a lengthy timeout where he even got treatment and was able to last the distance and win on points.
h: Renato Blitz, W 4 Gürkan Basak,
l: Mirko Sikora, KO 1 (1.10) Maramcheel Mohammed,
Feb 20, Gijon, SPA, Palacio de los Deportes
Aitor "El Diamante" 69,9, Spa W 6 Julio Sanchez, 70,0, Spa
Pablo Fuego, 63,0, Spa W 6 Michael Carrero, 63,0, Nic/Spa
4x3: David Estrada, 72,2, Spa TKO 3 Jorge Artal, 72,6, Spa
Feb 20, Ripollet, SPA, Gallego Prada Promociones
l: Rafa Valle, Spa W 4 Sonni Martinez, Uru
l: Marcos Soria, Spa KO 2 Ivan Ruiz Garrido, Spa
Feb 20, Leon, SPA, Coralin & Tundra
Jose "El Principe Punky" Manuel Iglesias, Spa TKO 2 Ilamaba Redouan Bentalev, Mor/Spa
Bentalev was a very late sub for Albert Ulrich.
f: Saul Tejada, Spa W 4 Daniel Calzado, Spa
Feb 20, Alcorcon, SPA, Gimnasio Emporio Barcelo
6x3, f: Sergio Prado, Spa KO 2 Nikoloz Berkatashvili, Geo
sb; David Orgaz, Spa W 6 Mouman Mahdaj,
Feb 20, Ufa, RUS: A Shkalikov
6x3: Rustem Fatkhulin, 60,6, Rus TKO 1 (2.30) Sergey Sokolov, 57,6, Rus
Sokolov floored and stopped.
4x3: Danis Latypov, 98,6, Rus TKO 2 (1.39) Sedrak Agagulyan, 107,1, Rus
Agagulyan down in the first and three times in the second.
Ashot Papyan, 68,5, Rus W4-U Evgeny Klimov, 68,7, Rus
38-37, 39-37 and 40-35. Klimov down in the first.
Maxim Chemezov, 73,0, Rus W4-S Andrey Tomashchuk, 73,1, Rus
39-37 twice for Chemezov and 40-37 for Tomashchuk.
Mark Chimidov, 78,9, Rus W4-U Eldar Mansurov, 79,5, Rus
40-37 and 39-37 twice.
Feb 19, Levallois Perret, FRA:
w: Bruno Marcellin, Fra W 6 Gallus Coulon, Fra
Feb 15, Palermo, ITA:
lh: Benito Cannata, Ita TKO 4,ret Aron Csipak, Hun
sm: Giuseppe Brischetto, Ita W 6 Joszef Racz, Hun
sl: Francesco Invernizio, Ita W 6 Peter Mellar, Hun
Feb 14, Livorno, ITA:
sw: Lenny Bottai, Ita W 8 Guyla Vajda, Hun
Feb 14, Agana, TUR, Arena Box Promotion
h: Mohamed Al Zein, Ger TKO 1 Zeljko Bojic, B & H
vacant WBC Med heavyweight title. Bojic was a very late sub.
c: Aziz Karaouglu, Ger TKO 1 Adil Rusidi, B & H
vacant WBC Med cruiserweight title.
sm: Alptug Öner, Tur TKO 2 Mindia Nozadze,
vacant WBC Eurasia title
sm: Bugra Öner, Tur W10-U Ramazi Gogichashvili, Geo
vacant WBC Youth title, scored 97-93 twice and 98-92.
6x3, h: Umut Camkiran, Tur TKO 1 Nedeljko Cvorovic,
6x3, lh: Avni Yilderim, Tur TKO 1 Aleksandar Jankovic,
sl: Yavuz Ertuerk (England), Ger KO 3 Mirza Ganic,
Feb 14, Vire, FRA:
4x3, w: Michael Pausan, Fra TKO 1 Fouad Rahbi, Fra
Feb 14, Puteaux, FRA:
sb: Thomas Barbier, Fra D 6 Daniel Martins, Fra
Feb 14, Picanya, SPA:
m: Fernando Luz, Spa W4-M Nordin Abderrahman, Spa
sf: Ryan Peleguer, Spa W4-U Darwin Atamaint, Spa
Feb 14, Livorno, ITA:
sw: Lenny Bottai, Ita W8-U Guyla Vajda, Hun
Vajda down in the fourth.
Feb 13, Louvroil, FRA:
m: Karim Achour, Fra D10-S Moez Fhima, Fra
Achour retained the French middleweight title on a split draw. It was scored 95-94 Achour, 97-94 Fhima and 95-95.
1/1 CLL, m: Howard Cospolite, Fra TKO 5 Ousmane Koné, Fra
sw: Cedric Vitu, Fra W 6 Davit Ribakoni, Geo
6x3, b: Hassan Azaouagh, Fra TKO 4 Gagi Edisherashvili, Geo
6x3, sf: Guillaume Frenois, Fra TKO 2 Irakli Jeiranashvili, Geo
Feb 13, Santa Pola, SPA:
f. Evgueny Smirnov, Spa W8-U Angel Lorente, Spa
78-73, 78-74 and 77-75.
Feb 13, Pskov, RUS, Ice Palace, Alexander Averin
m: Artur Avakov, Rus TKO 3 Sebastian Skzypczynski, Pol
WBO Euro title
c: Valery Brudov, Rus W8-U Sergey Beloshapkin, Rus
lh: Denis Tsaryuk, Rus TKO Kirill Psonko, Lat
w: Sherali Mamadaliev, Taj W 6 Jevgenijs Fjodorovs, Lat
Feb 7, Düsseldorf, GER, Arena Boxgym, bdb
h: Mohamed Al Zein, Ger W 4 Bekim Pegga,
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