Steve ‘2 Pound’ Forbes returns at 160, wins 50th bout after five years out
Former world champion Steve Forbes won his 50th professional bout on Saturday night after returning from a five-year absence.
The 42 year-old veteran. who has shared the ring with countless world rulers during his career, saw out a seven-round decision victory.
Forbes defeated the unheralded Tavorus Teague at Clackamas Armory in Oregon via scores of 69-64, 68-65 and 67-66.
The triumph saw ‘2 Pound’ Forbes improve to 36-14.
Previously, Forbes had faced the likes of David Santos, Carlos Hernandez, Yodsanan 3-K Battery, Demetrius Hopkins. Oscar De La Hoya and Andre Berto.
Later in his career, the American battled Karim Mayfield, Jessie Vargas and finally Antonio Orozco.
The Portland man enjoyed a stint on US TV when making it to the final of The Contender in Series 2. Forbes beat Freddy Curiel, Nick Acevedo and Cornelius ‘K9’ Bundrage before losing out to Grady Brewer in the ten-round final.
Following the Brewer loss, Forbes managed to win just three of his subsequent thirteen contests but is now back in the win column.
Top of the bill on the night saw the unbeaten super featherweight Victor Morales Jr push to 11-0 with a seventh-round stoppage of Marcelo Gallardo.
Referee Joel Scobie halted the contest with a mere 20 seconds remaining of the session.
Elsewhere in Germany at Congress Park in Wolfsburg, middleweight Patrick Wojcicki remained undefeated at 13-0-1 when carding a points win over Marcelo Caceres.
His opponent dropped to 18-4 as Wojcicki retained the International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental Middleweight Title.
In the co-feature, middleweight rival Denis Radovan moved to 12-0-1 with a split decision victory over the experienced Ronny Mittag.
Fighting in his 37th pro outing, Mittag gave his all but eventually dropped to 30-3-4 with the loss. Radovan won the vacant International Boxing Federation European Middleweight Title.
Also on the card, super middleweight Leon Bauer improved to 16-0-1 with a unanimous verdict against journeyman Mateo Veron.
The 23rd loss from 54 contests for Veron.