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Photos: Fanlong Meng Stops Frank Buglioni in Five Rounds

Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo - For the International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental (IBF) light heavyweight title, 2120 Olympian Fanlong Meng (14-0, 9 KOs) stopped Frank Buglioni (22-4-1, 16 KOs) in the fifth round, after the contest was waved off due to a severe cut above the eye of Buglioni. (photos by Mark Robinson).

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WBA cruiserweight champion "in recess" Denis Lebedev (32-2, 23 KOs), 39-years-old, won a wide twelve round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Mike Wilson (19-1, 8 KOs). The scores were 117-111, 119-109 and 119-109. The fight was billed as a final WBA eliminator for a crack at full WBA champion Oleksandr Usyk. 

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There was a 66-pound weight difference, United States Olympian Michael Hunter (16-1, 11 KOs) scored two knockdowns before stopping Alexander Ustinov (34-3, 25 KOs) in the ninth round. Ustinov had veteran trainer John David Jackson in his corner.

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WBA super flyweight champion Kal Yafai (25-0, 15 KOs) won what some felt was a controversial twelve round unanimous decision over Israel Gonzalez (23-3, 10 KOs). The scores were 117-111, 116-112, 116-112.

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2016 Olympic gold medal winner Daniyar Yeleussinov (5-0, 3 KOs) had no trouble with an overmatched Marcos Mojica (16-3-2, 12 KOs), with a third round stoppage in a welterweight bout.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 11-25-2018

[QUOTE=Tatabanya;19295906]Yes, for some reason every British fighter of the last five years or so has become a candidate to the Hall Of Fame. And you're right, I should have considered the possibility of freak accidents… I just thought that Meng…

Comment by Mick Higgs on 11-25-2018

I never saw a butt or elbow, so I guess it was a punch.

Comment by DuckAdonis on 11-25-2018

Was the cut actually from a punch tho...oh well I had Meng up 39-37 anyway

Comment by Mick Higgs on 11-25-2018

Meng might not have a lot of power, but sure is a sharpshooter who targeted those cuts with precision. Hopefully he fights 3-4 times next year.

Comment by Tatabanya on 11-25-2018

[QUOTE=RJJ-94-02=GOAT;19295903]I just backed Meng outright at 7/4. I never back pts because of sh** like that. Couldn’t believe Buglioni was favourite, never ever rated him, he’s just a ticket seller who can bang a bit.[/QUOTE] Yes, for some reason every…

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