Mikheil Avakyan UBO Inter-Continental Super Lightweight Champ

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September 25, 2016 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

UBO  -  Universal Boxing Organization™

Young, but extremely experienced, Russian Mikheil Avakyan beat Frenchman Jean Moraiti on Saturday night (September 24) to win the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ Inter-Continental Super Lightweight title at the Tabor Arena in Maribor, Slovenia.


On a championship quadruple-header that was part of the World Boxing Federation (WBF) 2016 World Convention, 24-year-old Avakyan, who has had an amazing sixty-seven pro bouts since making his debut in 2009, appeared to be the hungrier fighter from start to finish.

After ten rounds of boxing it was however close, but Avakyan was awarded the unanimous and deserved decision to win his careers first professional championships. Besides the UBO title, the WBF International championship held by Moraiti was also on the line.

Photo: Mikheil Avakyan.



Judge Arno Pokrandt from Germany scored the bout 97-93, judge Per Hansen from Denmark had it the same, and judge Darryl Ribbink from South Africa scored 96-94. Referee was Edward Marshall, also from South Africa.

The new UBO Inter-Continental Super Lightweight Champion took his record to 37-26-4 (20), after what has so far been his crowning moment in a career fighting on the road against some of the best boxers Europe has to offer. Moraiti is now 12-10-4 (0).

The fight was promoted by Tomaz Barada, in cooperation with former WBF and IBF world champion Jan Zaveck. RTV Slovenia televised.







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