Advertisement
Advertisement

Nikola Sjekloca Shocks Khoren Gevor Over Twelve

By Alexey Sukachev

EWS Arena in Goeppingen, Germany - In a close and ugly but spirited affair, WBC #7 Nikola Sjekloca (21-0, 6 KOs) got the biggest victory of his career so far after a twelve-round decision over former four-time world title challenger Khoren Gevor (31-7, 16 KOs). All three judges scored it for the 33-year old fighter from Budva: 115-114 (Juergen Langos), 115-113 (Predrag Aleksic) and 116-112 (Robin Dolpierre).

Both pugilists engaged into a hard-fought battle but Sjekloca was the better man than his 31-year old declining opponent. The Montenegrin used his leading right hand to tag the incoming Armenian time and again alongside with his jab. However, Gevor didn't allow the contest to be an easy night for the Balkan boxer. The Armenian, who has now lost three fights in a row, did a good job in close quarters but most of his blows were blocked by Sjecloca.

The bout was very dirty with numerous headbutts and ugly work on the inside. Sjekloca faded badly down the stretch but managed to preserve some energy and some stamina to give fits to the Armenian in the later rounds. BoxingScene scored it 116-113 - for Sjekloca

---------------------

In a bid for a vacant WBC Mediterranean heavyweight title, 6'5'' Germany-based Turk Erkan Teper (6-0, 4 KOs) didn't lose any extra energy in a dominant stoppage of previously non-kayoable Croatian Jacov Gospic (9-3, 8 KOs). Teper was workmanlike, resilient and rather skillful, while Gospic was durable and brave. The Croat fough back all the time but his right hand, his money punch, was too evident for Teper. On the other hand, Ahmet Oner's protege was dangerous with his jab and quality uppercut.

Gospic was floored in the fourth by a big left hook to the head and had his nose bleeding profusely in the midst of the contest. In round nine, Teper put his opponent down in the beginning of the stanza and then finished him off at 2:55 of the same round with a monstrous right uppercut. Gospic bravely got up but was too wobbly to continue, as the fight was waved off by referee Robin Dolpierre.

Teper was supported by Selcuk Aydin. Soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona is in attendance.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ИATAS on 07-15-2011

Another all time great from Budva.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Quigg Backs Frampton: He Nullified Santa Cruz, Won By 3 Points Badou Jack-Callum Smith To Be Ordered on 9/13, Says Hearn Tarver Wanted Big Money, Co-Feature Billing For Usyk Sparring AIBA Executives To Meet, Discuss Further Changes, Improvements Kohei Kono-Luis Concepcion: Pre-Fight Report Card Arum Expects Pacquiao To Have at Least Two Fights in 2017 Rex Tso To Keep a Close Eye on Kono vs. Concepcion Outcome Neeco Macias: I Was Lucky Enough To Be Blessed With Heart George Foreman Fails To Sell His Lambo at Huge Car Auction Eubank Jr: Brook Has No Fire, He's Happy To Get Golovkin Payday Ed Brown Continues Busy Schedule, TV Networks Interested Peralta: Until Recently I Went Hungry, I Suffered A lot, Overcame It Canelo: Let's See if Liam Smith is The Fighter He Says He Is Jack Asis Calls it a Day, Decides To Retire From Boxing Cuadras: Chocolatito is Too Small, I Will Get The Job Done Don King: Povetkin-Stiverne Can Go To Russia, Putin is My Friend Sugar Ray Leonard on What Brook Needs To Shock Golovkin Juanma Calls Vazquez a Clown, Reveals Details of Catch-Weight Video: Eddie Hearn Talks Canelo, Khan, Golovkin-Brook, More Sergio Mora: That Was No Knockdown vs. Jacobs; Was All My Ankle Video: Kell Brook Glowing With Confidence as Golovkin Nears Joshua-Pulev, Parker-Price, Whyte-Chisora Triple on 11/26? Video: Eddie Hearn Talks Joshua's Return, DeGale, Jack, Smith Amir Khan: I Want The Danny Garcia Fight, I Want Him in May Malignaggi vs. El Mousaoui in Line For EBU Clash, Bundu Stripped Brook: I've Faced Death, Golovkin is Fun - I'll Rip Into Him! Canelo: When My Body is Ready, I'll Take on Anyone and Everyone Tyrone Brunson vs. Ismael Garcia Tops 10/14 Card in Philly Joseph Diaz Jr. Feels He’s Close to a Title Shot After Cancio Fight Joseph Parker's Handlers Interested in Facing David Price Next Daniel Jacobs Wants To ‘Hurt’ Sergio Mora, ‘Shut That Trap Of His’ Canelo: Golovkin-Brook? GGG Should Have Shut His Mouth! Joseph Parker's Coach Discusses Strategy For Dimitrenko Clash Clearing The Deck For The Fall: BoxingScene Ratings Update Golovkin Ready To Jump Right Back To The UK For Saunders Fight Gamache Warns Not To Underestimate Svensson in Lauren Bout Chisora To Whyte: Let's Do It and I'll Whoop Your Ass - It's Easy! Canelo Jabs Critics: Nobody Will Pressure Me Into Golovkin Fight! Chocolatito To Finish With 113 Rounds of Sparring For Cuadras Imminent Big Fights Prompt 2017 Wish List
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement