Photos: Braehmer Drills Foe, Culcay Shocked in Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany - European light heavyweight beltholder and former WBO champion Juergen Braehmer (40-2, 31 KOs) impressively annihilating his French counterpart Tony Averlant (18-8-2, 4 KOs) in the second round. He caught the Frenchman with a big hook to the liver, and down went Averlant. He got up at the count of "nine" but referee Howard John Foster rightfully stopped the contest at this point. Official time of stoppage was 2:36 of the third stanza.
Unheralded Argentinean light middleweight Guido Nicolas Pitto (18-1, 7 KOs) scored a close but well-earned split decision over the "Golden Jack" Culcay-Keth, who suffered his first ever career loss. Culcay-Keth, 27, 2009 Milano world amateur champion, was making the third defense of his WBA I/C 154lb against the upset-minded import. Judge Ingo Barrabas, not surpisingly, had it 115-113 - for the German. Belgian judge Philippe Verbecke scored the bout 116-112 - for Pitto, and the British judge Howard John Foster awarded his score and an entire fight to the Argentinean: 115-113. BoxingScene was in agreement with the Belgian judge.