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Avtandil Khurtsidze Edges Ossie Duran in Close Call

By Ruslan Chikov

At the Sport Palace Yunost in Zaporozhye, Ukraine, Avtandil Khurtsidze (27-2-2, 16 KOs) won a close twelve round majority decision over Ossie Duran (26-10-2, 10 KOs) to capture the WBC's silver title at middleweight. The scores were 114:114 114:113 and 115:113. Duran's boxing skills were on display in this contest and he fought very well against his much much stronger foe. It took a few rounds for Khurtsidze to work his way into the fight, and his power was clear in the later rounds and had more effect when they found the target.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mushahadeen on 12-18-2011

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Comment by UglyPug on 12-18-2011

damn! bunch of beasts this weekend barely scathing by: first salido, and now my BOY, THE short, squat, stout, BEAST FROM THE EAST Avtandil!!! This dude is THE MOST muscular middleweight of all time! at 5'4'' he is built like…

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