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Farid Chebabha

Chebabha Still WBF Champ, Merah New Light Heavyweight Titlist

World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Light Welterweight Champion Farid Chebabha successfully retained his title on Friday night, November 7, when he defeated Belgian challenger Tarik Madni at the Salle Theo Bouton in Douai, France.

In the co-main event, of a show promoted by Robert Pantigny and the Douai Boxing Club, Mohamed Merah won the vacant WBF International Light Heavyweight title with a victory over Germany-based Slovenian former champion Denis Simcic. Continue reading

Chebabha Dominates Dufek, Wins WBF Title

It was expected to be a tough fight for local favorite Farid Chebabha, but he put on a convincing performance to defeat Czech visitor Michal Dufek to win the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Light Welterweight title on Friday night, April 11, in Douai, France.

With a sold-out crowd of 1200 fans at the Salle Theo Bouton, Chebabha used his superior height and reach to keep Dufak at bay, throwing nice combinations and effectively using his jab, while Dufek tried everything he could to get close and land his power-shots. Continue reading