Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Ludwigshafen, Germany. In the heavyweight limit (over 90.7 kg), the Ukrainian traveler Konstantin Dovbyshchenko (9-12-1, 6 KOs) lost to the world championship winner Cuban prospect Jose Larduet (9-0, 7 KOs).
The fight frankly did not work out – it turned out to be sluggish and with a minimum of exacerbations. In positional boxing, the Cuban was expectedly better than the Ukrainian – the judges unanimously gave him the victory.
Larduet UD 8.
Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan. In the main event of the evening in the flyweight limit (up to 50.8 kg), local challenger Seigo Akui (18-2-1, 11 KOs) inflicted his debut defeat on Filipino Jason Veyson (10-1-1, 5 KOs).
The one-sided fight went the whole distance, ending in victory by unanimous decision of the judges – three times 100-90. After the fight, the winner said that he had injured his hand during sparring – for this reason he was unable to knock out the opponent.
Akui UD 10.