By Per Ake Persson
Herning, Denmark: Sauerland Promotion staged another TV 2 Fight Night at their Danish home at the MCH Kongrescenter in Herning:
The First Lady, Cecilia Braekhus, retained the WBA, WBC and WIBF female welterweight titles on scores of 98-92 twice and 99-91 against a very brave but outclassed challenger in Jill Emery. There were no knockdowns but Braekhus landed cleanly with solid rights in almost every round against her southpaw opponent. Emery kept coming but was outboxed.
Middleweight Patrick Nielsen moved to 9-0 with an eight-round unanimous points win over Gary Boulden 4-2-2. The Brit was down in the eighth from a southpaw left to the body and badly cut on the forehead after a clash of heads in a messy fight with more wrestling than boxing. It was scored 80-71 for Nielsen on all cards.
Danish junior welterweight Kasper Bruun took out inept Hungarian Janos Vass already after 2.30 of the first round. Vass was down twice. It was scheduled for eight.
Junior welterweight Kim Poulsen had it all too easy against smaller Hungarian Ferenc Szabo, who was floored three times in third for a stoppage at 2.07.
Former EBU welter champ Christian Bladt got a tough fight from Swede Cliff "Bazooka" Soukka, who started well with hard hooks from both hands but Bladt came back and was a little too experienced for Soukka, who tired. Soukka finished strongly though for a close loss on scores of 77-75 twice and 78-74.
Heavyweight Francesco Pianeta moved to 23-0-1 with third round TKO win over late replacement Ivica Perkovic from Croatia. Perkovic went down twice from the southpaw left hooks of Pianeta and retired at 1.23 of the third. It was scheduled for eight rounds.
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