Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Firat Arslan Grabs Quick Knockout Win, Returns on June 16

By Cihat Gemici

Trabzon, Turkey –  Former world champion Firat Arslan (42-8-2) knocked out Ghana-born Isaac Pa Kwesi Ankrah (14-8-0) in the first round. The 47 years old southpaw won the vacant World Boxing Organisation Inter-Continental cruiserweight title with this match.

Arslan talked to BoxingScene.com after his clear win. “I don’t think I deserve to leave with the losses in my last two title bouts against Yoan Pablo Hernandez and Marco Huck. That’s why I am still boxing. My aim is to be the oldest world champion in cruiserweight division.”

If Arslan gets the the title he is going to become the second oldest champion, after Bernard Hopkins, in the history of boxing. Hopkins broke his own record when he won against Tavoris Cloud in March 2013 a couple months after his 48th birthday.

firat-arslan_2

Of Turkish decent, the veteran Arslan will face with Pascal Ndomba for the vacant GBU Title on June 16th.

WBO European super lightweight champion Fatih Kele? (11-0-1) picked up a TKO win over Russian opponent Maxim Churbanov (8-4-1). Kele? used his jabs effectively and kept a good distance during the bout and defended his belt. The bout was stopped due to Churbanov’s head injury at the first round. The local fighter Kele? will face with Artem Haroyan (14-1-0) this coming September.

WBO’s heavyweight European champion Ali Eren Demirezen (9-0-0) dominated the bout and kept his winning streak with a knockout against journeyman Tornike Puritchamiashvili (11-8-0).

Demirezen wanted to face Michael Wallisch but German heavyweight didn’t accept the opportunity to face the Turkish fighter.

Huseyin Cinkara (12-0-0) won vacant German International (BDB) Cruiserweight Title against Yury Bykhautsou (10-16-3) with fifth round knockout. Cinkara showed his defensive skills and Rolling and drop style. ?t was the fight of the night in Trabzon.

IBO International and WBO European titleholder, German cruiserweight Mario Daser (14-0-0), picked up a TKO win over Claudio Morroni Porto (8-4-1).

Local fighters cruiserweight Seyda Keser 3-0 and Mexican-Turkish lightweight Tar?k Sözer 4-0 kept their winning streak.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by robbyheartbaby on 05-19-2018

Respect to Arslan! Retirement is for quitters fight on champ!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Fury on Wilder: Ortiz Was Good Win - But He's Foreman's Age! Hosea Burton Set For Return, October 13 In Newcastle Kownacki: Charles Martin is Tough Exam, Not Looking Past Him Fury: Deontay Wilder is Tailor-Made For Me, I'll Make Him Pay! Golden Boy Prez: Canelo-GGG is One Our Most Complete PPVs Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Miguel Beltran in Play For November 10 Lennox Lewis Backs Fury To Rise To The Occasion With Wilder Borrego vs. Krael Tops Mayweather Card on September 22 Errol Spence vs. Mikey Garcia Tabled For 2019? Miguel Marriaga Renews Pact With All Star Boxing Ergashev: I Want Brandon Rios - I'd Break Him in Half! Danny Garcia: I Just Feel Like Thurman's Not Hungry Anymore Golovkin: It's About Entertaining Fans, So I Fight Mexican Style Fernando Montiel Hopes To Have a Farewell Fight To End Career Morales, Barrera Urge That Canelo Must Beat GGG For Legacy Jennings-Dimitrenko ESPN Double Averaged 686,000 Viewers David Price: Sean Turner Is The Right Fight For Me Yenifel Vicente, Arnold Khegai Secure Knockout Wins World Boxing Super Series To Stage Second Cruiser Tourney Pedraza: I Would Love To Fight Lomachenko Unification Next! Porter is Firm That 'Tremendous' Errol Spence Fight Will Happen Saunders: Canelo Doesn't Deserve Rematch; Hope GGG KOs Him Warren: Wilder-Fury is Really Big - On Level of Lewis vs. Tyson TJ Doheny: With My Team, My Ability - I Can Beat Anyone at 122 Atif Shafiq Gearing Up For Andy Townend Showdown Pintor Backs Canelo To Shock Gennady Golovkin in Rematch Wilder: Once I Beat Fury, Fans Must Pressure Joshua To Fight Me Filip Hrgovic vs. Amir Mansour on September 8, Cornish Out Khan vs. Vargas Card: Steven Donnelly, Sean McComb Added Shawn Porter Celebrates Arrival of 'Peak Week' For Danny Garcia Wilder: Joshua, Hearn Degraded Me - $15 Mill & No Percentage! Video: Joe Cortez Talks Wilder vs. Fury and Canelo vs. GGG Video: David Benavidez Talks Dirrell, Ramirez, Uzcatguei Video: Al Bernstein Discusses Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury Cristofer Gonzalez: It Would Be an Honor To Face Sor Rungvisai Abel Sanchez: By End of 2019, Joyce Ready For Wilder, Joshua O'Sullivan: I'll Smash Through Lemieux - Canelo or GGG Next! Tyson Fury May Train in Big Bear For Deontay Wilder Clash Devin Haney vs. Juan Carlos Burgos - ShoBox Triple is Official Canelo vs. Golovkin Rematch - Undercard Officially Announced
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement