Tyron Zeuge claims one-sided points win over Paul Smith Jnr

WBN 17/06/2017


Tyron Zeuge successfully defended his WBA super-middleweight title in a one-side win over Briton Paul Smith Jnr.

Zeuge controlled the pace from the off against a shot-shy Smith to take ten of the twelve rounds on the WBN scorecard.

Smith won the third and eleventh when he stepped up his offence, but ultimately Zeuge was the younger and fresher man on the night.

The German had the fight in the bag and was able to seal the deal with a hotly-contested knockdown in the final round, which appeared to just be a slip by Smith.

In the end, the three ringside officials came back with scores of 119-108 across the board as Zeuge now heads towards a possible place in the World Boxing Super Series.

Earlier, super middleweight Stefan Haertel edged a ten-round encounter with former Prizefighter winner Patrick Mendy as the German continues his push towards major world honours.

The 29 year-old can now boast a record of 14 wins following a fight that always looked like it would go the distance.

At the end of the ten rounds, judges carded 96-93 twice and 95-94 in favour of the home fighter as Mendy dropped to 17-13-2.

Former world super featherweight title challenger Stephen Smith made light work of Karoly Gallovich as the Liverpool fighter scored a first round knockout.

Gallovich looked puny compared to ‘Swifty’ and was cowering away from Smith’s hard punches from the off until he eventually took the full count and more.

Smith is on the comeback trail following two defeats in his last three bouts to Jose Pedraza and Jason Sosa at world level and aims to push for the third championship chance like headliner brother Paul.

Heralded and undefeated middleweight Patrick Wojcicki pushed his record to eight wins by out-pointing Henri Kekalainen through eight rounds.

Heavyweight Albon Pervizaj made it a trio of victories in his ring stint so far with a second round stoppage of Dusan Krstin, whilst Leon Bunn won via fifth round knockout and Emir Ahmatovic beat Lukasz Zygmunt at the cruiserweight limit.

Super middleweight Denis Radovan moved to 5-0 with a six-round points win over Josip Duric, whilst heavyweight Burak Sahin suffered a shock first career defeat to Jone Volau. The fight ended in the third round with Volau taking the spoils.