Results round-up: Wlodarczyk, Krasniqi win / Patel overcomes weight disadvantage

WBN 03/06/2018

Former world champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk scored a 55th career victory on Saturday night when defeating Olanrewaju Durodola on points in Poland. 

The 36 year-old, once a feared WBC title holder, put his second ‘W’ in succession in the win column following a knockout loss to Murat Gassiev in the World Boxing Super Series last year.

After ten rounds, the Pole came out the winner 98-92 and 97-93 (twice) on the scorecards.

Over in Germany, Robin Krasniqi won the vacant European super-middleweight title with a unanimous result against Stanislav Kashtanov at weeArena.

Krasniqi, 31, has also won his last two on the spin since losing out to Arthur Abraham in Erfurt over a year ago.

In Hungary, bantamweight prospect Prince Patel made it 17 wins and a draw in his eighteen contests with a decisive points win over Jaba Memishishi at the Szentgotthard Sporthall.

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The 25 year-old, who recently told WBN he’s open to a spot in the forthcoming World Boxing Super Series, won every round and scored a count in the final session to take the spoils in his ninth win of 2018.

Despite giving away 2.5 kilos (or 5.5 pounds), Patel’s superior skill won the day as the Briton continued his progress on Hungarian soil.

Following his previous triumph in May, Patel told WBN: “I’m open to all offers around the world, World Boxing Super Series or anything else but I understand some people would say I don’t deserve it.

“I would love a shot at the WBSS. Everyone always thinks nothing of me, and if told u last year I would have had 12 fights after leaving Frank Warren collecting five belts along the way and a world ranking you would have laughed at me, but I did it all by KO’s.

“Of course I understand I don’t deserve to be in it but I would love a shot and the WBO ranking will help me in my future goals,” stated the 25 year-old.