By Per Ake Persson
Light heavyweight prospect Robin Safar, 5-0, outscored tough Georgian Levan Luktashvili, 4-2, over six fast paced rounds earlier at EnArena in Stockholm, Sweden, earlier tonight. Safar boxed well on the outside while Lukhatashvili kept coming scoring at times with wild, dangerous punches from both hands.
The Swede kept his cool though and broke through in the final round when he floored his opponent with a right hand. At the end it was scored 60-54, 60-53 and 59-54.
Welterweight Laziz Sharifov, now 3-0, resembles a young GGG, Gennady Golovkin, a bit in his looks and shows a lot of talent as he outboxed Slovakian Samuel Hodzima, a decieveing 0-4, over four. It was scored 40-36 on all cards. Sharifov mixed his attack well and switched effortlessly between southpaw and orthodox.
Light heavyweight Simon Engstrom, 4-0, outpunched Pole Piort Brzoska, 1-1, over four. Engstrom made a slow start but gradually upped the pace while Brzoska, tired and bleeding from the nose, went all out in an exciting final round. It was scored 39-37 twice and 40-36.
SES update: Heavyweight returns to action February 3 at the Erdgas Sportarena in Halle / Saale and will defend the WBO I/C title against an opponent to be announced. Schwarz was all set to take on Ali Baghouz September 30 but had to pull out due to an injury.
Light heavyweight Dominic Boesel headlines a show in Weissenfels on March 3 but against who isn´t clear yet. Boesel was supposed to have headlined December 16 in the same city for the rematch against current EBU champ Karo Murat but had to pull out due to an injury.