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Choi Tseveenpurev Stops Rozeaux With a Big KO in London

By Alexey Sukachev

The Troxy, Limehouse, London - At 40 years of age, the awkward and hugely underrated little Mongol Choi Tseveenpurev (36-5, 24 KOs) continues to rock. Tseveenpurev, who started his lengthy career in Thailand a number of years ago, acquired the vacant WBC International Silver featherweight title after a come-from-behind one-punch annihilation of tough Frenchman Bastien Rozeaux (10-3-1, 8 KOs). Tseveenpurev was first scheduled to take on Brazilian Josenilson Dos Santos but the latter failed to appear in London, and Rozeaux came in as a late substitute.

The fight was back and forth. Rozeaux, while a hard puncher himself, was losing the starting round but made the Mongol feel his age in the middle of the fight. Tseveenpurev was rocked a couple of times but never stopped trying to crush the Frenchman despite some obvious difficulties. His efforts were paid off early into the eighth stanza of the fight. Rozeaux went in slugging - and was met harshly by Tseveenpurev with a right equalizer, which put the Frenchman down for the full count. Another impressive performance by a diligent Asian veteran.

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Two rising prospects - Suriname's Mitchell Balker and the Brit China Clarke - presented the fans with a really entertaining piece of cruiserweight action, as they engaged in a blood-filled six-rounder. Balker looked to be the slightly better boxer over the bigger, heavier but also a little bit strained Clarke. However, his chin gave up on him, twice, in the bout. The Kingdom of Netherlands representative was first knocked down with a left hook in the second round and then was floored once again two rounds later. He got up both times and did his best to give Clarke a stern test. The referee, who in this fight was the sole judge, saw it 58-54 - for Clarke, awarding Balker with two stanzas in his favour. Balker's record gets worse at 5-2, with 2 KOs, while Clarke is moving up to 8-0-1, 1 KO.

Always an entertainer, Darren Hamilton (10-2, 3 KOs) engaged into quite an exciting contest against fight-proven Kenyan road warrior Geoffrey Munika (21-19-2, 12 KOs) and stopped him (maybe a little bit too early) in the third round of scheduled six.


In his first fight in fifteen months after a bitter loss to John Simpson, Nothern Ireland's native Martin Lindsay, a former British featherweight king, looked predictably rusty and a bit out of shape against Polish journeyman Maurycy Gojko (19-30-1, 6 KOs). However, Lindsay fought through his inactivity to a six-round decision and reminded of his former self in the closing round of the contest, where he had clearly dominated the Pole. Marcus McDonnell, a sole referee of the fight, scored it 60-54 (same as BoxingScene) for Lindsay, who is now 18-1, with 6 KOs.

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