Susi Kentikian wins Halmich's belt

The 20 year old female flyweight champion Susi Kentikian retained not only her WBA title but also added the vacant WIBF title formerly held by retired Regina Halmich. In front of her hometown crowd she defeated Nadia Hokmi with a ten round unanimous decison with the scores of 97:94, 96:94, 97:95 on Friday night before 3,800 at the Sporthalle Hamburg. The crowd celebrated the "Killer Queen" after a great fight..

Susi Kentikian moves up to 19 victories in 19 fights while Nadia Hokmi lost her 6 bout in 17 fights.

In the co-feature, unbeaten WBO Intercontinental middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik (21-0, 8 KOs) won a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Samir Dos Santos Barbosa (17-3-3, 13 KOs) Scores were 120-108, 120-108, 119-109.

Unbeaten heavyweight Sebastian Köber (12-0, 11 KOs) was extended the full six by Lee Swaby (22-18-2, 11 KOs), taking a 59-54, 59-54, 59-55 unanimous verdict. Swaby, who was dropped by a left hook to the chin in round one, is the first fighter to go the distance with the hard-punching Köber.

Unbeaten Olympian super featherweight talent Vitali Tajbert (14-0, 6 KOs) scored an impressive tenth round TKO against Youssouf Djibaba (15-13-2, 3 KOs). Time was 2:51. Djibaba is a former EBU-EU title holder.

In an important jr welterweight bout, unbeaten WBA #2/WBC #3/WBO #7 rated Marcos Rena Maidana (21-0, 20 KOs) scored an eighth round knockout over Manuel Garnica (21-8, 11 KOs). The explosive Maidana dropped Garnica in round seven and finished the following round. Referee Iko Bebic counted out Garnica at :48.

In his second fight in four days and fourth in 25 days, busy featherweight prospect Marcel Meyerdiercks (5-0, 3 KOs) easily swept past Juris Ivanovs (0-5) by scores of 40-36 on all cards.

Heavyweight Vladimir Tereshkin (5-0, 4 KOs) KO'd Aleksander Borhovs (7-21-1) at 1:07 of round three.

All Results:

WBA-/ WIBF-World Championship Flyweight (10 Rounds)
Susi Kentikian (GER) vs. Nadia Hokmi (FRA)
W PTS; 97:94, 96:94, 97:95

WBO Inter-Continental Championship Middleweight (12 Rounds)
Sebastian Zbik (GER) vs. Samir Dos Santos Barbosa (BRA)
W PTS; 120:108, 120:108, 119:109

Heavyweight (6 Rounds)
Sebastian Köber (GER) vs. Lee Swaby (GBR)
W PTS; 59:54, 59:54, 59:55

Super Featherweight (10 Rounds)
Vitali Tajbert (GER) vs. Youssouf Djibaba (FRA)
W TKO; Rd. 10, 2’51

Jr. Welterweight (10 Rounds)
Marcos Rena Maidana (ARG) vs. Manuel Garnica (MEX)
W KO; Rd. 8, 0’48

Heavyweight (4 Rounds)
Vladimir Tereshkin (RUS) vs. Aleksander Borhovs (LAT)
W KO; Rd. 3, 1’07

Featherweight (4 Rounds)
Marcel Meyerdiercks (GER) vs. Juris Ivanovs (LAT)
W PTS; 40:36, 40:36, 40:36

Article posted on 08.12.2007

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