Heavyweight slugfest from Germany: Kabayel fell, but won – video


RuhrCongress, Bochum, Germany. In the main event of the evening, the vacant belt of the European champion according to EBU heavyweight (over 90.7 kg): local favorite Agit Kabayel (23-0, 15 KOs) beat the Croatian bag fighter with some problems Agron Smakitsy (19-2, 17 KOs).

The fighters forgot about protection and staged just a fierce slugfest. Favorite Kabayel could well have suffered a debut defeat – in the 2nd round he ended up on the floor. But he got to his feet and scored Smakici in the 3rd three-minute period.

Agit Kabayel (23-0) with a TKO-victory in round 3 against Agron Smakici (19-2) after a knockdown in round 2. That was a wild heavyweight-bout in Bochum, Germany. pic.twitter.com/1QHfoGPwvd

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Kabayel TKO 3.

As part of the show, unbeaten natives of Kazakhstan met in the same weight Alexander Frank (22-0-1, 19 KOs) and
Rufat Hajiyev (8-1, 4 KOs) from Azerbaijan.

The age-old Frank remained unbeaten – in the 7th round he dropped his opponent twice. This fight ended.

Frank TKO 7.

Tin! Another vile refereeing decision from Germany. In the super middleweight limit (up to 76.2 kg) local prospect
Fedor Mikhel (8-0, 4 KOs) “knocked out” in the 1st round of the 40-year-old Belgian journiman
Islam Teffahi (22-13-2, 5 KOs).

In the starting round, the fighters met in the clinch. Michel unceremoniously tapped the veteran on the back of the head. Instead of warning the prospect and giving Teffahi time to recover, the referee stopped the fight, giving the favorite an early win. Disgusting!

Michel TKO 1.