Herbie Hide KOs Nasyrov; Solis defeats Long

Herbie Hide17 years after winning the WBC International (Heavyweight) Championship for the first time “The Dancing Destroyer” is back on top. Herbie Hide knocked out unbeaten Russian prospect Mikhail Nasyrov (19-0-0) in round 6 at Maritim Hotel in Halle/Saale to recapture “his” belt. Nasyrov recovered from three knock-downs in the 2nd but was brought down and stopped by one of Herbie’s fast combinations in the 6th.

Right after the victory Herbie called his wife Helen in Las Vegas: “Tell the kids that daddy is the champion again!” To the press he stated “This 25-year-old boy had the chance to become a champion and fought for his life but ‘The Dancing Destroyer’ stopped him cold. Now I will go on to become World Cruiserweight Champion. Tell Marco Huck and David Haye that I will knock them out the same night if they want!.

Promoter Ahmet Öner: “That was boxing that I like to watch. This Russian kid just didn’t want to give up. Every time Herbie knocked him down he stood right up again and came back. I think he might have even won one or two rounds. Still Herbie showed great effort and once more proofed that he is one of the hardest hitting cruiserweights in the world.”

Cuban Olympic gold medallist Odlanier Solis won his first professional title by beating 7-foot-1-giant Julius Long for the WBC Latino Championship. It was hard work for Solis who suffered a cut on the right eyebrow in the 1st but clearly outscored his opponent. The judges scored the 8 rounds 80-72, 80-71, 80-71 in favour of Solis.

Manager Ahmet Öner: “You must not forget that Solis had less than two weeks to prepare for this opponent. All his sparring partners were about 1 foot smaller than Long to prepare him for Frans Botha. Nonetheless he showed a good fight. Those fights help him a lot on his way to the top.”

Herbie Hide

Konstantin Airich scored his 8th ko-win in his 8th pro-fight to capture the German Interim Heavyweight Championship. After one knock-down in the 2nd his opponent Turhan Altunkaya quit in the round break due to a hand injury.

More results from Halle:

8 Rounds, Welterweight:
Selcuk Aydin (now 12-0-0) two-winner after 1:03 in the 2nd over Jurijs Boreiko.

10 Rounds, International German Championship, Light Middleweight:
Turgay Uzun (now 24-10-2) decisions Pietro d’Alessio.

8 Rounds, Heavyweight:
Yakup Saglam (now 8-0-0) tko-winner after 1:10 in the 4th over Romans Dabolins; Dabolins gave up after being knocked down in the 4th.

4 Rounds, Cruiserweight:
Tino Groß (now 3-0-0) tko-winner over Yuri Lunev after 0:50 in the 2nd and two knock-downs in the first two rounds.

4 Rounds, Heavyweight:
Edmund Gerber (now 3-0-0) decisions Aleh Dubiaha.

6 Rounds, Heavyweight:
Denis Bakhtov (now 26-5-0) decisions Corey Sanders; Sanders had Bakhtov down in the 5th.

4 Rounds, Super Middleweight:
Sebastian Sonntag (now 3-0-0) decisions Alexander Lykov.

Article posted on 24.12.2007

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