By Per Ake Persson
Frenchman Hadilah Mohoumadi (22-5-1) won the vacant EBU title tonight (May 5) in Madrid with a unanimous points win against Mariano Hilario (16-6) after twelve hard fought rounds.
At the end it was scored 119-017, 114-112 and 115-111. Mohoumadi had a point deducted after pushing Hilario to the ground while Spaniard was down in round eleven.
Mohoumadi accepted the fight on less than a month's notice when Russian Dmitry Chudinov pulled out - and the fight date was moved from April 22 to May 5. The Frenchman beat Hilario back in 2015 in a fight that also was for the vacant EBU crown.
In other action Spanish light heavyweight champ Mustafa Chadlioui (10-2-2) retained the title with a unanimous points win over Carlos Esteban (12-4). After ten it was scored 97-93 twice 98-92.
IN OTHER NEWS: Mitchell Smith wants to jump the queue and face Liam Walsh…if the Cromer man becomes IBF World Super-Featherweight Champion.
Walsh challenges Gervonta Davis in the American’s first title defence at London’s Copper Box Arena on May 20, live on BT Sport and BoxNation.
Smith, 24, boxes on the undercard and will immediately target Walsh if both men win their contests.
The Harrow man said: “Too many British fighters are full of themselves, but just running from real fights.
“Give me a couple fights and I would love to take on Liam Walsh.
“It would be an easy voluntary defence to make and I’m sure there would be a nice couple of quid for Liam.”
Although Davis is being heralded as the heir apparent to his promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr and one of America’s great boxing hopes, Smith is tipping an upset Walsh win.
“Apart from Jose Pedraza in his last fight who has Davis fought?”, Mitchell asked.
"Liam’s size makes a difference and I think he will win.
“Liam is a really good fighter and it’ll take a very good man to get his measure. I’m a fan.”
Smith has also been linked with boxing Josh Warrington, but he says: “Going to featherweight is not on my mind at the minute.”
Mitchell returned to the ring with a win last October after suffering a shock loss to George Jupp, a defeat that cost him a World ranking.
He added: “I would love to fight Liam, but if not any British boxer at Lightweight or Super-Featherweight.
“Fights at Lightweight that appeal are British Champion Robbie Barrett or the winner of the WBO European title clash between Craig Evans and Stephen Ormond.
“I might not have the height for a Lightweight, but I punch hard and have good footwork that will cause problems.”