Photos: Kal Yafai Retains Title, Daniyar Yeleussinov Wins Big

Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo - 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. (photos by Mark Robinson).

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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.

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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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.

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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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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Big Skinny on 11-25-2018

The fix was in!!! Yafai gets his ass kicked as soon as Eddie the worm let’s him fight one of the other title holders.

Comment by DuckAdonis on 11-25-2018

I felt like 114-114 or 115-113 for Gonzalez would've been the correct result. Sky was pretty awful in commentating this fight

Comment by iamboxing on 11-25-2018

He didn't let his hands go and looked awfully dull. This guy is from the same country of origin as Naseem Hameed but actually has better fundamentals than Hamed, but 1/3 of the charisma, 1/4 the power and 1/8 entertainment…

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 11-25-2018

Yafai lost clearly. Fu.ckking robbery

Comment by Mick Higgs on 11-25-2018

It's apparent that Kal struggled @ 115Lb, so is it time to travel north & move to Bantamweight?!

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