By Per Ake Persson
Linkoping, Sweden - Rumble of the Kings, headed by ex-proboxer Paolo Roberto, staged a mixed Muay Thai, MMA and professional boxing show tonight at the Cloetta Center in Linkoping. In the professional boxing part Patrick "Red Alert" Bogere, 10-1, headlined and took on Hungarian Laszlo Fazekas, 12-4-2, over six rounds. Bogere returned Tuesday from Los Angeles where he sparred with Manny Pacquaio and before that he was to Las Vegas. All this may have played a part in his performance as Patrick looked a bit flat as he outscored his survival minded opponent winning every round along the way. "I waited for the openings but when I got them I wasn´t at the right distance, said Patrick afterwards.
Super middleweight Naim Terbuna, fighting out of Pristina, Kosovo and Linkoping, Sweden, outscored Serbian Srdjan Mihajlovic in another six rounder. Terbunja, the Albanian Warrior, entered the ring in his warrior outfit with the Swedish and Kosovan flags on his trunks, but was hurt by a right hand in the first and went down on one knee but no count was issued. Mihajlovic continued the assault and had his man in trouble but couldn´t follow up. In the second Terbunja moved more and countered Mihajlovic who kept on coming. Naim, now 5-0 (0), showed power but was also a bit too eager and wide with his punches and Mihajlovic was never in any trouble but lost rounds. Terbunja won on scores of 59-55 twice and 58-56.
Welterweightss Suro Ismailov and Vatche Wartanian clashed in an all-Swedish matchup over four rounds and Ismailov won a majority decision on scores of 39-37, 39-38 and 38-38. It was a good figt between a new pro in Ismailov, 3-0, and Wartanian, 9-4-3, and there wasn´t much in it.