Successful start for Turkish professional boxing commission; Wins for Aydin, Sinal Sam

Four ARENA-fighters were the celebrated heroes at the big opening ceremony for the Turkish professional boxing commission in front of 2.000 spectators at Istanbul’s Bagcilar Spor Salonu. In the main event welterweight prospect “Mini-Tyson” Selcuk Aydin once more stepped up to his name by knocking out Leonti Vorontsuk from Estonia after 30 seconds of round 2 taking his record to 13-0-0 (12). Vorontsuk lost his consciousness after a smashing right to the head and was brought to hospital right after the fight..

ARENA-CEO Ahmet Öner: “This was another proof for Selcuk’s enormous power. You can’t stop this kid. I think he’s on his best way to the top of the world. He is already a national hero in Turkey.”

Another Turkish hero added a win to his pro-record as well when Sinan Samil Sam clearly decisioned Mazur Ali from Egypt after six rounds. “I wish the Turkish commission all the best and hope that professional boxing will become one of the most important sports in Turkey.” stated Sam after his fight.

The other results:

Middleweight Mustafa Karagöllü beat Ihar Filonau on points after 4 rounds.

Firat Karagöllü stopped Andrey Tililyuk from Russia by t.k.o. in round 4.

Cruiserweight Eyüp Kuscu scored a unanimous decision win over Yuri Lunev in his pro-debut after two knock-downs in rounds 3 and 4.

Caner Doganeli, president of the new commission, stated: “We are very proud of tonight’s fantastic fights. This was a great night for Turkey and an excellent start for our new commission.”

Article posted on 17.02.2008

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