Main fighter Firat Arslan rejoiced as the 46-year old beat Nuri Seferi on points at cruiserweight.
The judges scored unanimously 118-111 and 115-113 twice for Arslan and ECB chief Erol Ceylan recognized the victory as a great one.
“Firat clearly made the fight and won rightly. Now, I will help him to realize a world title chance. Firat is dangerous for all the current world champions. As for Seferi, whether he wants and it makes sense to continue boxing, we will discuss together. “
The co-main featured Karo Murat, honorably defeated in the US by boxing legend Bernard Hopkins on points, who had to deal with the strong Yevgeni Makhteinenko. Both gave
Both gave it all they could in a true ring battle. In the 12th round, Murat pushed his opponent back with blows on the ropes before the referee had seen enough and stopped the fight after 2:46 minutes. Murat, who now holds the WBA International title, is also aiming at a world championship fight at light heavyweight.
“A great win. We would like Jurgen Brahmer as an opponent next.”
The Cologne heavyweight Manuel Charr continued his comeback from being shot after a points victory (97-92, 98-91 and 96-93) against Sefer Seferi for the WBA International title. The win rates Charr at No. 3 in the WBA rankings.
Olympic champion Odlanier Solis won his fight against Sweden’s Aleksandar Todorovic, however, failed to shine.