Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Salzmann Gains The WBC's Baltic Crown in Hamburg

By Per Ake Persson

Hamburg, Germany: ITS Promotion staged their inaugural promotion at the CU Hall on the outskirts of Hamburg with jr middleweights Ali Mammadov and Nico Salzmann headlining in a fight billed as for the WBC Baltic Silver title. Salzmann, 14-7-3, won after ten exciting, hardfought, messy rounds of boxing over Mammadov, 10-2. It was scored 96-94, 97-93 and 97-91 (with three rounds scored 10-8) for the Berlin-based Salzmann. There were no knockdowns but Mammadov, a southpaw, just kept coming and Salzmann, more experienced, had to use every trick in the book to survive but he scored with sharp counters and had Mammadov hurt at the end of the second. In the later rounds it was an exciting foul-filled brawl with crowd on their feet.

Heavyweight Aleksander Dimitrenko, 34-2, showed again there´s a long way back to the top as he struggled to outscore Croatian Ivica Perkovic over eight. Dimitrenko, now trained by Tommy Brooks, showed good moves but Perkovic was able to counter and even floored Aleksander late in the fourth. It was a flash knockdown but Dimitrenko had problems with both Perkovic and Brooks in the corner. -If you aren´t going to listen I can´t help you, said Brooks after the sixth and after the fight the trainer said "you got to learn to f-n´ listen". It was scored 77-74 twice and 78-74 and the right man won but teaching an East European schooled fighter the American way of fighting is probably not going to work.

Jr middleweight Andreas Reimer, 9-10-2, won the vacant GBU I/C title with a come from behind stoppage of Serbian Predrag Kovacevic, 1-0 coming in. Reimer took his time but was a little too strong down the stretch and floored Kovacevic with a right hook in the seventh and chief cornerman Alexander Petkovic waved the towel and retired his fighter, who wasn´t happy about the stoppage but it was the right thing to do.

Middleweight Rafael Bejaran stopped Czech trialhorse Vladimir Fecko in the third as Fecko went down in pain after what seemed like a bodyshot but probably landed on Fecko´s already sore left arm.

GBU heavyweight champ Alexander Petkovic toyed with debutant Senad Hadzic before stopping his opponent early in the second.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Light Heavy Holds, Burnett Enters at 118: BScene Ratings Update Buatsi Confident Joshua Will Guide Him Proper To a World Title Carlos Negron Drops Derric Rossy Twice, Stops Him in Four Anthony Fowler Eager To Improve Despite Second Win Manny Pacquiao: Horn is No Easy Fight, He's a Tough Opponent Hopkins Rips Mayweather: Shows a Lack of Respect For Boxing! Golovkin-Canelo and the Allure of Exclusivity Javier Fortuna Crushes Mario Beltre in Two Rounds Carlos Diaz Stays on Track, Decisions Sergio Puente Over Ten BJ Flores Dominates Nick Guivas, Wants Bigger Fight Golovkin: Everyone Knows Saunders is Not Serious, He's a Clown Tyrone Brunson Gets Off The Mat To Blast Out Kermit Cintron Santa Cruz's Father Wants Interim-Bout Before Mares Rematch Heather Hardy Wins MMA Debut With TKO on Bellator Card Photos: Manny Pacquiao Hits Brisbane For Jeff Horn Showdown Mayweather Trainer: McGregor-Van Heerden Sparring Could Be Staged Tomasz Adamek, Glowacki, Masternak Pick Up Wins in Poland Pacquiao: I Expect Horn To Go Toe To Toe, It's Going To Be a War Deontay Wilder Ready To Travel For The Right Deal, Says DiBella British Squad Claims Record Eight Medals in Euro Championships Bradley Saunders Puts Injury Nightmare To Bed Vasyl Lomachenko To Fight in August, But Against Whom? Nam-Joon Lee Decisions Gomera, Captures WBA Asia Title Javier Fortuna Stays Busy With Santo Domingo Return Josh Kelly Watched Some Roy Jones Before 79-Second Win Dana White: We'll Learn From Mayweather-Pacquiao Mistakes Juan Manuel Marquez Return Now in Play For August 19 Horn Smiles: I'll Be Looking To Land Marquez Shot on Pacquiao! Diego Chaves: I Want Brandon Rios Again, I Deserve a Rematch SHO's Espinoza: Broner-Garcia is Biggest Non-PPV Fight of Summer Hopkins: Canelo Will Beat Golovkin EASIER Than Most Think! Frank Warren: Ward-Kovalev Ending Unsatisfactory, Trilogy Needed Vijender Singh vs. Zulpikar Maimaitiali Set For High Stakes Battle Natasha Jonas Impressive in Her Pro Debut in Newcastle Mike Jimenez Barely Beats Pryor, Findley Drills Donovan George Hearn: Great Offer Made To Wilder, Reluctant To Face Whyte Roach: I Once Thought Golovkin Kills Canelo - Now It's Dead Even Anthony Yigit vs. Sandor Martin Deal Reached, Purse Bid is Off Mohamed Rodriguez Shocks Manuel Mendez With Knockout Win Why Mayweather-McGregor Cannot Hurt Boxing
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement