By Alexey Sukachev

A grudge match-up between previously undefeated super welterweights Aram Amirkhanyan (11-0-1, 3 KOs) and hard-punching Khuseyn Baysangurov (14-0, 12 KOs) was rightfully labeled as one of the latest year best fights in Russia.

It had lived up to the expectations of fans and pundits alike in what has been a very tight, see-saw adventure.

Amirkhanyan had barely edged a bigger puncher in Khussein to claim an assortment of minor titles from various sanctioning bodies with a very close unanimous decision: 114-113, 115-113, and 115-112. The fight, which took place on December 18 in Kazan, was named the Fight of the Year between Russian boxers by MatchTV channel.

Not every party got equally satisfied. Team Baysangurov filed a formal complaint requesting a thorough review of the judges’ approach to the fight and its assessment.

According to YUKA Promotions, a company behind the event, and its press officers, the fight has been indeed reviewed by a panel of officials, affiliated with the World Boxing Association, World Boxing Organization and International Boxing Federation.

According to the YUKA’s source in the WBA, the panel, led by well-known Panamanian referee and judge Luis Pabon and consisted of ten experts from all over the globe (including Russia, Germany, Italy, France, UK and the States), ruled it in favour of Amirkhanyan once again and almost unanimously.

According to YUKA, IBF #8 and WBO #11 154-lber Amirkhanyan is ready to grant his nemesis a rematch just as he had stated in a post-fight quickie, if both teams will agree on the terms of the second encounter.