Blain beats Mosquera, Bidenko decisions Mazikin

By Per Ake Persson: August 23, Hamburg, Germany: French jr welter Willy Blain retained the WBO I/C title with a close, a lot closer than the judges scored, but deserved win over tough Panamanian Juan Mosquera. Blain was down in the tenth but got up and survived the round. It was scored 117-111, 116-111 and 115-112. Willy Blain, southpaw, is now 14-0 and is a brilliant boxer but lacks punch..

Taras Bidenko retained the Intīl German title with a controversial ten round majority win over Alex Mazikin in a good fastpaced fight that had Mazikin as the agressor in most of the rounds. Alex looked like the winner to most but the judges had it 96-94 and 97-93 for Bidenko with a third vote at 95-95. Both fighters are from Ukraine.

Middleweight Gennadyi Golovkin impressed in stopping Pole Daniel Urbanski, who didnīt come out for the fourth and final rounds to due to bad cuts. Golovkin dominated the fight and looked like a real comer. Same can be said for Russian cruiser Aleksander Alekseev who stopped Hungarian Adrian Rajkai in the third with bodyshots, Rajkai was down three times.

Article posted on 23.08.2006

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