Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Abass Baraou Excited With Win Over Ex-Champ Carlos Molina

Abass Baraou (5-0, 2 KOs) claimed the WBC International Super Welterweight title with a unanimous points decision against Carlos Molina (29-11-2, 8 KOs) last night at the CGM Arena in Koblenz, Germany.
Baraou has made a sensational start to his professional career since joining the paid ranks in April 2018. The 24 year-old took home the German title in his second professional bout, outclassing Denis Krieger, before successfully defending the belt with the second-round stoppage of Robert Maess.
Molina provided an early acid test for the German talent, whose work rate and punch selection earned him a hard-fought victory over the former World Champion. Judges Esa Lehtosaari and Juan Carlos Pelayo scored the fight 115-112 in favour of Baraou, while Juergen Langos had him ahead 118-109.
“I was expecting a very good fight, a tough fight, and that is what I got,” said Baraou. “I went through hell training for this fight, but it was worth it. To win this title so early in my career is a great honour for me. I can’t believe it!”

“That was a remarkable performance from Abass,” said promoter Nisse Sauerland, having witnessed the 2017 European Championship Gold and World Championship Bronze Medallist capture the WBC International belt. "He really showed his class in there. To defeat Molna, a former World Champion, like that in just his fifth professional fight is really something special."

On the undercard, Leon Bunn extended his unbeaten run with a one-sided points win over Viktor Polyakov. “I don’t want to make any big predictions, but I hope I’ll be fighting for big titles soon,” said the light heavyweight, now 13-0.
Anthony Yigit got back to winning ways, outpointing Mohamed Khalladi, following his unsuccessful IBF World title attempt in the World Boxing Super Series. “It’s good to be back,” he said. “We got the win after a pretty dirty fight. He was a awkward fighter who he hit me more with his head than his fists.”
17 year-old amateur star Sophie Alisch started her professional career in style, stopping Sopo Kintsurashvili in the opening round at the CGM Arena. “It was awesome,” she said. “The feeling of being up there in the ring was unbelievable. I would like to thank everybody who came to support me.”

Also on the card was the rematch between Jama Saidi and Arman Torosyan for the IBF European Super Welterweight title. Saidi produced a superb performance, dropping Torosyan with a heavy shot in the second round on his way to claiming a comfortable points victory.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by El_Cholo on 02-17-2019

Good performance and a good win and step up at this point in his career, lacking of power might be the difference though.

Top Headlines
Pauldo: Romero Got Out-Boxed In Last Fight; I’m The Better, Smarter, Faster Boxer Pasillas: I Didn't Give A Sh-t About Encarnacion's Record, Same Goes For Aleem McGregor-Guerfi, McKenna-Turarov Get Dates, Donnie Nietes Return Set Josh Taylor: I Really Do Believe I'm Going To Knock Jose Ramirez Out Beterbiev vs. Deines on March 20 at Megasport Arena in Moscow Canelo vs. Yildirim, Two-Fight Matchroom Deal Made Official Yildirim Will Use His Golovkin-Style Against Canelo, Says Promoter Josh Warrington Vacates IBF Title, Looks To Gary Russell or Xu Can Rios vs. Negrete, Quigley vs. Mosley Added To Diaz-Rakhimov Card Whyte Beefs Up Training Team For Povetkin Rematch, Adds Former Lennox Lewis Coach Angelo Leo: Want To Prove To Everyone That I Am World Champion For A Reason Hearn: Joshua, Fury Will Make 'Mayweather Money' For One Of Biggest Fights Of All Time Broner: Gonna Try To Fight Three Times This Year, World Champion Probably By My Next Fight Trainer: Trevor Bryan Is Fighting Somebody On Jan. 29th, Charr If He Wants It Mykquan Williams Boxes Yeis Solano For Decision Win on ShoBox Nathan Singh is Back on March 20 For First Title Challenge Peter Fury: Anthony Joshua-Tyson Fury is Pick'em Fight To Be Honest McGregor: Pacquiao Talks Have Been Intensifying, Let's See What Happens Hearn: Amir Khan vs. Kell Brook is Competitive, Intriguing Fight Chris Eubank Jr: I Want Golovkin, It’s That Simple! Is the War Class Returning to Form? Mykquan Williams Drops Yeis Solano, Wins 10-Round UD In ‘ShoBox’ Main Event Mauricio Lara Confident, Vows To Have War With Josh Warrington Jose Nunez, Aram Avagyan Battle To 8-Round Majority Draw In 'ShoBox' Opener First Look at Feature Celebrating 20 Years of ShoBox on Showtime Mayweather Overjoyed With WBC's Decision To Add His Picture To All World Title Belts 30-Day Weights: Miguel Berchelt 142.8-Pounds, Oscar Valdez 142.6 Arthur Abraham Retires From Boxing, Has No Desire To Fight Again Jake Paul To Face Pro Fighter Headlining Snoop Dogg's Fight Club On Triller PPV April 17 Bocachica-Reyes Tops ShoBox Quadrupleheader, February 17 Broner's Fight On Showtime Moved From 2/13 To 2/20; Still Trying To Secure Opponent Alen Babic Recovering From Surgery, Wants Lucas Browne in May Pedro Marquez Sick, Withdraws Morning Of ‘ShoBox’ Bout Against Martino Jules Canelo Alvarez Inks Pact With Matchroom, Will Face Yildirim Feb. 27 On DAZN Frampton on Barry & Shane McGuigan: I Despise Them, Hate Them, I Genuinely Mean That Julio Cesar Martinez Eager To Return, Wants Dalakian or Mthalane in 2021 Felix Sturm vs. Vincent Feigenbutz in Play For April Fulton: I Underestimated COVID-19; Having It Changed Mindset About Lot Of Things Teofimo Lopez: Devin, Be Ready, My Man, Because I'm Gonna F--k You Up! Ryan Garcia: I'll Do Whatever It Takes To Get The Gervonta Davis Fight Made
Latest Forum Threads