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Balzsay Decisions Inkin!

By Per Ake Persson: January 10, Magdeburg, Germany: Karoly Balzsay won the WBO supermiddle title with a clear points win over Russian Denis Inkin. The judges scored the fight 115-113, 116-112 and 116-112 in favor of Balzsay. Balzsay, a southpaw, shook Inkin in the tenth but couldn´t follow up. Balzsay was the sharper of the two but showed a lot of respect for Inkin´s power. It was a tactical and tense bout with Balzsay´s sharper, cleaner punches making the difference..

Karoly BalzsayZsolt Erdei and Pal Bedak, both from Hungary also scored victories on Universum´s Champions Night at the Bördeland Hall. Erdei retained the WBO title against Ukrainian Yuri Barashian with a unanimous points win. The judges scored the fight 116-111 twice and 117-110. Barashian came in overweight and more or less refused to take it off even as the WBO offered him more than the stipulated two hours, thus, Erdei would have kept the title no matter what happend in the ring. The champion fought a smart fight and avoided his powerful opponent while scoring with sharp counters. Barashian had a point deducted in the tenth for low blows. Erdei was rocked in the eighth and cut in the tenth after an accidental clash of heads.

Pal Bedak, short even for a flyweight, impressed in stopping Romanian Laurent Ucristinel Balmau in the third of a scheduled four-rounder. Bedak is now 2-0.

The show opened with lightheavy Igor Michalkin knocking out Sergey Beloshapkin in the fourth of a sc heduled eight-rounder. Michalkin, 7-0, looked good in keeping the pressure up against a neat boxing opponent.

Supermiddle Dimitri Sartison outscored Vasily Andriyanov over eight and got a good workout but never came close to stop or even stun his opponent.

Robert Stieglitz, tonight at lightheavy, stopped ovematched Estonian Dimitri Protkunas in the third.

Article posted on 11.01.2009



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