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Chagaev looking to get back in the ring; Sanchez-Cruz weights!

Universum CEO Kluch is planning a bout for Ruslan Chagaev after his defeat in the World Championship bout against Alexander Povetkin. Universum Heavyweight Ruslan Chagaev (27-2-1 (17)) is reputed to get back in the ring even this year. The Uzbek said after his defeat against Povetkin that he wants to fight once more this year. "For me it is regardless of whether boxing eight or ten rounds.

All I want is fighting. I need the practice. Next year, I want to rise in the official rankings to get a new World Championship bout. I absolutely want to fight this year“, said
Chagaev.

His Promoter will host an another event this year, not at the Training and Eventlocation DIMA Sport-Center, but rather outside of Hamburg. Universum CEO Waldemar Kluch consults Chagaevs interests and plans a bout for him. "We would like to give Ruslan the opportunity to fight again and warmly recommend himself for a World Championship bout. We are planning definitely with Ruslan. He has the potential to attack the top of the world again. We are really happy to have a contract with such an experienced boxer“, said Kluch.

The 32 years old Chagaev was the underdog in the bout against Povetkin and showed an impressive performance. Povetkin was in the sixth round close to a knockout, but Chagaev was not able to cream Povetkin. At the end in this exciting bout, Ruslan Chagaev lost by an unanimous point decision with 112-116, 113-117, 113-117.

Sanchez vs. Cruz weights!

Weights from Mexico:

World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens Flyweight Title:

Champion: Irma Sanchez, 20-5-1, 6 KOs, (Mexico): 50,0 Kg / 110,25 Lbs.

Challenger: Suzana Cruz. 5-2, 2 KOs, (Mexico): 50,1 Kg / 110,47 Lbs.

Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Promoter: HG Boxing.

WBF Supervisor: Sergio Sotelo.

Great Britain secures best ever medal haul with three silver and one bronze

Great Britain has secured its best ever medal haul at the World Amateur Boxing Championships, after finishing with three silver medals and one bronze in an agonizing final day as Luke Campbell, Andrew Selby and Anthony Joshua were all narrowly denied gold in a series of close contests.

At flyweight, the European Champion, Andrew Selby, lost-out 13-12 to the world number one, Misha Aloyan from Russia. In the final bout of the tournament, London’s Anthony Joshua, was narrowly outpointed 22-21 by Magonedrasul Medzhidov from Azerbaijan in an explosive super-heavyweight contest in front of a passionate home crowd. In between, Hull’s Luke Campbell was edged-out 14-10 by Cuba’s Lazaro Alvarez in the bantamweight final.

The trio were joined in today’s podium ceremonies by Liverpool’s Tom Stalker who won bronze in the light-welterweight division.

The four medal haul is the best-ever performance by a GB Boxing team at the World Championships and tops the three medals won in Chicago in 2007. The team also qualified boxers in five of the weight categories for the 2012 Olympic Games.

GB Boxing’s Performance Director, Rob McCracken said: “The team has put in a superb performance and to come away with four medals and five Olympic qualifying places is a fantastic achievement that augurs very well for success at 2012.

“It is unprecedented for British boxers to contest three finals in the World Championships, it’s just a shame that we were unable to come away with a gold as all of the boxers put in fantastic performances today, as they have done throughout the tournament. They have shown they are among the very best in the world and should be proud of their achievements.”

21-year-old, super-heavyweight, Anthony Joshua, said: “It’s been an amazing week and to qualify for the Olympics and make the final of the World Championships in only my second major international is incredible. It’s been a brilliant learning curve and the focus now is on London and getting down to some serious work in the gym and making sure I go one better at the Olympics.”

Wales’ Andrew Selby said: “A silver medal at the World Championships is a great achievement however I felt I had done enough to edge it so am disappointed as I wanted that gold medal. That said, there are a lot of positives I can take from this week and I have proven that I can beat anyone in the world.”

Luke Campbell added: “If you had said to me beforehand that I'd get the silver and qualify for the Olympics I'd probably have taken it, however I am disappointed not to have won the gold, because I thought I had the better of the bout. I wanted to be the World Champion, however I have had a great tournament and secured a place at London and with the backing of the home crowd I am sure I can go one better in 2012.”

Details of all today’s bouts and contests throughout the Championships are available at www.gbboxing.org.uk.

Article posted on 07.10.2011



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