Anthony Yigit Decisions Sandor Martin To Retain EBU Title

By Per Ake Persson

Solna, Sweden - Anthony Yigit retained the EBU 140 lb title with a very hard-fought decision over Spanish challenger Sandor Martin. Martin finished with cuts over both eyes while Yigit had his right eye swollen shut and a busted nose after this all-southpaw battle between two fighters not known for their power - but they can fight and battled it out over twelve exciting rounds that were mainly fought at close range with both having their moments in-between lots of wrestling and moving on the inside.

Martin´s best punch came in the ninth and Yigit´s nose was even worse shape after that but he held on, cleared his head and came back.

The first six was very even as well but then Yigit pulled ahead for a win on scores of 117-111 and 116-112 twice. I had it 116-113 for Yigit in this no knockdown affair.

Yigit is now 20-0-1 and moving up to the world title stage while Martin fell to 29-2.

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Super middleweight Leon Chartoi, one of the best Swedish amateurs in recent years, turned pro with second round TKO win over Hungarian Attila Sandor, a claimed 4-3. Sandor retired at 1.48 tiring and under pressure in this the show opener to Sauerland Promotion´s show at the Solnahall. The fight was, like the entire undercard, scheduled for four rounds.

Super middleweights Rocco Wadell and David Bauza battled it out for four tough rounds with Wadell, "the Rocky From the North" winning a split decision. It was scored 40-36 and 39-37 for Wadell and 39-37 for Bauza. Wadell, 4-0, is exciting to watch but have a very leaky defence.

Lightweight Redouane Kaya, 5-0, returned after almost four years from his last fight but have remained active in training and looked sharp in knocking out Jan Pasajev at 2.58 of the second. Pasajev was down twice and this once could have been stopped sooner.

Light heavyweight Robin Safar, 4-0, knocked down Ondrey Budera with a classic one-two and when Budera got up Safar followed up for a stoppage win at 1.54.

Middleweight Oliver Flodin turned pro and made hard work of it in a 40-36 decision from the three judges over Richard Hegyi. Flodin was too eager and was made to miss a lot.

Light heavyweight Hampus Henriksson, 4-0 and trained and managed by Jimmy Montoya, won a close decision over Dane Adam Bashanov, 1-1. Neither man could pin the other and there were more misses than hits. A clash of heads left Hampus with a cut on the forehead and it was close enough for a draw but two judges had it 39-37 twice with the third card at 38-38.

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