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John Simpson Had To Dig Deep To Defeat Choi

John Simpson beat Choi Tseveenpurev for the vacant WBC international super-featherweight title at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

After 12 tough rounds the judges awarded it 116-112, 117-112, 116-113 to the Scot with his opponent racing from the ring in disgust after the announcement, before returning to take a bow.

It was not the most entertaining of fights.

After a cagey first round the fight exploded in the second with the 41-year-old Mongolian finding Simpson's chin with several punches and good work to the body too.

The Greenock fighter, 29, responded but was finding his opponent hard to pin down.

A burst nose for Simpson in the fourth added to his clear frustration and caused his fans some concern.

Choi was coming out on top in the exchanges, his left hook finding its way through the Scotsman's defence with regularity.

Simpson started the seventh round with some purpose and worked his way back into the fight as Choi began to look less energetic.

Both boxers were having decent spells but the snap had left their punches.

A good left and right by Simpson probably edged him the ninth round and he looked to have Choi in trouble at the start of the 10th but could not follow it up with anything really convincing.

The penultimate round was mostly uneventful, Simpson landing one good right, and in the final round, it was two tired boxers who saw out the fight with the home fighter getting the nod from all three judges.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chocolate on 05-12-2013

Simpson won it for me 115 - 113, yes Choi was very aggressive in certain rounds, but in other rounds he did nothing whatsoever and looked 41 years old at times.

Comment by TGD on 05-12-2013

I had it a draw. The score cards were ludicrous.

Comment by The Surgeon on 05-12-2013

[QUOTE=hougigo;13357708]Really? Choi pretty much swept the first 6 rounds and after that the rounds were as close as they were going to be[/QUOTE] Ill take another watch, like i said i was drunk...

Comment by Hougigo on 05-12-2013

[QUOTE=The Surgeon;13357672]I was drunk but felt Simpson defo took it but it was far closer than those scores, Choi had him in a bit of trouble early[/QUOTE] Really? Choi pretty much swept the first 6 rounds and after that the…

Comment by The Surgeon on 05-12-2013

[QUOTE=Pacquiaotard86;13357591]Reading this article gives me the impression choi got robbed in glasgow against the scottsman, but didnt see it so i dont know if thats the case. Wanted to watch it but[/QUOTE] I was drunk but felt Simpson defo took…

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