Mustafa Scored Quick Knockout In Rematch!

10.31.04: When they met the first time, it was ebb and flow battle for five rounds until Ahmed Mustafa got the stoppage victory in round five this past June, but the rematch last night (October 31) at the Youth Center Motoba in Giza, Egypt was totally opposite. Mohamed Haspalaa didn’t make it out of the first round this time!

Super welterweight Mustafa came out all guns blazing, and put the pressure on from the first second. Haspalaa was never given a chance to get his normally slick boxing going, and hard, precise combinations from “The Riot” send him down for the full count. Mustafa thereby remains undefeated at 7-0 (5), and is now riding a five-fight knockout steak, this being his second quick win in only ten days.

Nigerian puncher Richard “Lionheart” Nwoba scored his sixth straight clean knockout in six fights, but had to deal with a stubborn adversary in former amateur standout Hany Hasan, who made his professional debut. Nwoba had advantages in physical strength and punching-power, but Hasan was difficult to break, and Nwoba had to go past round three for the first time in his professional career. In round six he did catch up with Hasan though, and ended matters in impressive fashion.

Also on this four-bout card was a heavyweight rematch between Tamer Mourad and Ahmed Fouad, and the result was the same as the first time they met. Mourad won a unanimous six-round decision, and improved his record to 8-2 (3). Super bantamweight Ibrahim Mostafa edged a four-round verdict over debutant Amuro Atiyo in the show-opener, and is now 3-2 (2).

Article posted on 31.10.2004

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