Arsen Goulamirian retained his WBA cruiserweight title towards obligatory challenger Aleksei Egorov by 12-round unanimous resolution at La Palsestre in Le Cannet, France.
The French-based Armenian fighter, who was making his first ring look since December 2019, used his robust jab to dictate the early rounds.
Goulamirian, 35, had been because of face Egorov final December earlier than testing optimistic while in Russia for Covid. That result in the cancellation after which an prolonged delay.
The beforehand unbeaten Egorov, who hadn’t competed in 20-months, took some heavy blows within the center rounds and held on within the later rounds to see out the combat.
It was no shock when the scorecards have been learn out that Goulamirian was the winner, 117-111, 116-112 and 116-112.
Hopefully now Goulamirian (27-0, 18 knockouts) might be extra energetic and add extra depth to the cruiserweight division. Egorov (11-1, 7 KOs) confirmed sufficient to recommend he may come once more.
In chief help, reigning European tremendous middleweight titlist Kevin Lele Sadjo (19-0, 17 KOs) proved far too good for Emre Cukur (19-2-1, 3 KOs) stopping the German within the seventh-round.
The 32-year-old dominated Cukur from the opening bell and put a gradual beatdown on his opponent all through the primary half of the combat earlier than dropping him in spherical seven. Though Cukur made it to his toes he was stopped by the referee quickly afterwards.
Sadjo had received the European title final December however because of promotional points together with his outdated promoter was sidelined. The brief, stocky fighter could be very aggressive and appears an thrilling addition to the 168-pound division.
Milan Prat (18-0, 15 KOs) impressively stopped Stephen Danyo (20-6-3, 7 KOs) within the second spherical to win the vacant European junior middleweight title.
Prat, who’s certainly one of France’s greatest younger hopes, had been because of face once-beaten Abass Baraou. Nonetheless, that eagerly anticipated encounter fell out when Baraou was injured and Danyo stepped in at a few weeks’ discover. Prat, 23, landed a crushing left hook that dropped Danyo closely on his again. Though Danyo tried to get to his toes the motion was properly referred to as off.
Hopefully, Prat and Baraou can face one another in early 2023.
Newbie standout Sofiane Oumiha stopped Victor Julio within the second spherical of their scheduled six-round light-weight contest with a proper hook to the physique.
The 27-year-old Frenchman received gold on the 2017 and 2021 World Championships and silver on the 2016 Olympics. He turned skilled earlier this 12 months and with this win moved to 3-0 (2 KOs), whereas Julio drops to (16-7, 8 KOs).
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