17.07.05 - By Jeff Bastasini: Brian Magee (23-2, 16 KO's) lost a 12 round split decision for the European super-middleweight title by unbeaten Ukrainian Vitali Tsypko (16-0, 9 KO's) in Nuremberg, Germany. The scores were 115-113, 115-113 and 114-115. Although Magee appeared more active throughout, he failed to land the cleaner, crisper punches.. Tsypko looked more powerful, and much more accurate with his punches, as he calmly picked off Magee every time he would rush in to attempt to slug. Afterwards, Magee was furious with the outcome. "I do not know what more I could have done. I am very disappointed not to return home as champion," said Magee.
Article posted on 17.07.2005