Ibragimov Outpoints Cole

By Per Ake Persson: September 4, Karlstad, Sweden: Pugnus Promotion staged "Ingo the Champ", the Memorial show in honour of the late Ingemar Johansson tonight at the Lofberg Lila Arena. All fights were fought under the special rules that applies for professional boxing in Sweden, max. distance 12 minutes, 10 ounce gloves worn in all fights. In the main event heavyweight Timur Ibragimov outscored faded former IBF cruiser champ Al Cole over six two-minute rounds. The judges scored the fight 60-55, 59-56 and 59-55..

In the co-headliner Florida-based Swede Attila "the Hun" returned and stopped outclassed Bosnian Adnan Buharalija in the fourth of another six twos. Buharalilja was down twice in the second, once in the third and again in the fourth.

In a big upset Chilean Julio Vargas, 4-16-2, outscored Norwegian superbantam Reidar Walstad, 19-3-2, over four. Vargas hurt and floored Walstad in the first and while Reidar came back later in the fight it wasn´t enough and he lost on scores of 38-37 twice while the third judge had it even at 38-38.

Female welter Anna Ingman won something called the WPBF title with a six-round unanimous decision over Mariem Brakeche.

Supermiddle prospect Badou Jack took apart Vadim Chromich with bodyshots, floored him three times and it was stopped at 2.15 of the third.

Welter Patrick Bogere outscored Konstantin Sakara over four mixing flashy moves with some sloppier.

Article posted on 05.09.2009

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