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Photos: Perez Shocks Magomed, Afolabi Grabs IBO Belt

Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York City - In a heavyweight war for ten rounds between two undefeated contenders, Cuba's Mike Perez (20-0, 12Kos) won a unanimous decision over Russian puncher Magomed Abdusalamov (18-1, 18KOs). The scores were 97-92, 95-94 and 97-92. Perez captures the WBC United States (USNBC) heavyweight title with the victory.

Ola Afolabi (20-3-4, 9Kos) captured the vacant IBO cruiserweight title over Polish contender Likasz Janik (26-2) with a twelve round majority decision. Afolabi bounces back after suffering a majority decision loss to Marco Huck in their June trilogy bout. The fight marks the third consecutive majority decision Afolabi has been involved in.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 11-03-2013

Not really a shocker, more of a shocker Magomed went 10 and hurt him too

Comment by black.ink on 11-03-2013

Tony Bellew tweeted there's a rumour Magomed is in a coma. Hope it's not true.

Comment by chocolate on 11-03-2013

I agree with the fellow posters, Perez was a minute underdog and was even money to win at some bookmakers. No one was really shocked.

Comment by kozone on 11-03-2013

I don't get the headline of a shock if the guy schools him...a shock is a big underdog or a lucky punch

Comment by knockoutkid on 11-03-2013

its hardly a 'shock' if its relatively even odds wise going into the fight, a shock would be thwompson price first fight.

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