N'Jikam Decisions Khurtsidze, Wins WBA Interim Title

By Chris LaBate

At the Palais des Sports Porte de Versailles, in Paris, France, undefeated Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam (25-0) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Georgia's Avtandil Khurtsidze to win the vacant WBA interim middleweight title. The scores were 117-111, 115-114 and 115-114. N'Dam was cut above both eyes from head clashes. Khurtsidze did well in the first few rounds, but he only found success in the second half of the fight in minor spurts and spent too much time clowning around. He tired in the final quarter of the fight and allowed N'Dam to pull it out.

"He is a formidable opponent and he came here to win," said N'Dam. "He is very small and I received a lot of headbutts. But I did my job, it was a fight between a bullfighter and a bull."

WBA interim world cruiserweight champion, but fighting as a heavyweight, Steve Herelius (21-1, 12KOs) won a unanimous eight round decision over battle tested Roman Kracik (31-5, 17KOs). The fight took place five pounds above the cruiserweight division.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Simone on 10-30-2010

the fight description is clearly from someone who didn't see the fight!

Comment by cleaner147 on 10-30-2010

yeah, Hassan moves a lot, A LOT. Im missed that fight. I was watching the Sylvester-card in Germany... somebody else would have given the Georgian the Win...? I mean since it was in Paris and dubious scorecards.......

Comment by BENAVIDEZ on 10-30-2010

I have watched the fight on I think the Georgian should be the winner,115-113 or 116-112. Hassan was running all the fight

Comment by Tomislav III on 10-30-2010

Hassan wins a close UD 117-111 | 115-114 | 115-114

Comment by truestory1987 on 10-30-2010

Any streams?

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