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Ekaterinburg Expo,Ekaterinburg, Russia – It was predicted to be a blowout. it turned to be a barely watchable clinch-fest. In the end, the winner was still the same – Zolani Tete, who retained his WBO bantamweight title and became WBSS second season semifinalist with a hard-fought decision over Russia’s Mikhail “Misha” Aloyan. Final scores were: 114-110, 114-111 and 114-111 – for the defending champion.
Tete, 30 and 4-1 in world title fights, was making the third defense of his maroon belt. He got his (then-interim) version of the title a month before Aloyan, also 30, made his pro debut.
Their pro experience was extremely different but Aloyan made up for it with his amateur experience, as he was a two-time world champion and a two-time Olympic medalist with several wins against present pros.
Former cruiserweight world title challenger Michael Hunter (15-1, 10 KOs) defeated Martin Bakole llunga (11-1, 8 KOs) by a 10th round knockout to capture the vacant IBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title on Saturday night at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, UK.
Hunter hurt IIlunga with a hard right hand in the 10th. Hunter then flurried on IIlunga with a storm of unanswered punches until the referee Phil Edwards was forced to step in and halt the fight.
The official time of the stoppage was at 2:19 of round 10. If the referee hadn’t stepped in and stopped it, Hunter would have knocked Illunga clean out. Hunter had Illunga trapped against the ropes and was hitting him with shots that had his head ricocheting back and forth. It looked bad.
Bournemouth’s promising cruiserweight prospect Chris Billam-Smith (7-0) captured a seventh consecutive victory as his opponent Robin Dupre (13-2), hailing from Dagenham, retired at the end of the fifth round.
The scheduled 10-round cruiserweight contest took place at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on October 13 on the undercard of Bakole vs Hunter, live on Channel 5.
The 28-year-old went one better than fellow cruiserweight Luke Watkins who took around longer to stop Dupre, as the Shane McGuigan trained fighter now holds the mandatory spot for the coveted Commonwealth title, currently vacant – Wadi Camacho and unbeaten Arfan Iqbal both meet on November 17 to contest the available title.
Now the 22-year-old gets a chance to redeem himself on Friday, when he takes on Tanzania’s Nasibu Ramadhan, 25-12-2 (13), live on Freesports. It was at the same venue in February that Nassa, 11-1, lost to Brad Watson as they battled for the Guernsey man’s English Super Flyweight belt; he was stopped in the tenth. Now Nasa says that he will not only beat his African opponent in their Commonwealth Bantamweight Title eliminator but is planning an early night.
Frank has cruised to 8-0 (1), and picked up the Central Area Title against dogged Doncaster man Craig Derbyshire in April. Although Yahaya, 18-2-1 (7), is an unknown quantity, and this will be his first contest outside his home country, he will be the first fighter with a winning record that Tommy has faced and, on paper, his toughest test to date.
In just his 5th professional fight, 21-year-old Scot,
Lee McGregor takes on more experienced Thomas Essomba,
for the vacant Commonwealth bantamweight title.
The fight is very competitive, McGregor,
considered the fighter with the more potential, Essomba, much more experienced,
and both fighters have plenty of success. Essomba has a great 4th round,
as he scores a knockdown against his green opponent.
McGregor rallies in the last round manage to stop Essomba to win the Commonwealth belt,
and in a tough learning fight, gets by far the best win of his career so far.
The fights Terence Crawford vs Jose Benavidez Jr as soon as possible.
Both undefeated, the world champion in three different weight classes Terence Crawford entered this fight with a perfect boxing record of 33-0-0 (24 knockouts).
And he is ranked as the No.1 welterweight in the world while his opponent, Jose Benavidez Jr, has an official record of 27-0-0 (18 knockouts) and he entered as the No.31 in the same weight class.