Germany: Dzindziruk dethrones champion Santos

05.12.05 - Sergej Dzindziruk dethroned reigning WBO jr. middleweight champion Daniel Santos tonight at Bördelandhalle of Magdeburg, Germany with a unanimous decision. In a highly exciting and competitive contest fought between two southpaws on a very high pace Dzindziruk knocked down Santos in round 8 with a right hook to the chin and won by scores of 115:112 on all three score cards.. Dzindziruk improved to 31-0 with 21 knockouts. Santos dropped to 29-3-1 with 20 knockouts.

Dzindziruk joined WBA bantamweight champ Wladimir Sidorenko and WBO light heavyweight title holder Zsolt Erdei as the third current world champion of the Universum Box-Promotion stable.

In a woman world title fight Regina Halmich retained her WIBF flyweight crown against American arch rival Elena Reid with a close unanimous decision. The official scores were 96:94 twice and 97:93. Halmich improved her record to 49-1-1 with 14 knockouts. Reid dropped to 17-3-5 with 5 knockouts.

Halmich and Reid had fought to a ten round draw on September 11, 2004.

All Results:

WIBF Flyweight Championship:
Regina Halmich W10 Elena Reid
(96:94, 96:94, 97:93)

WBO Jr. Middleweight Championship:
Sergej Dzindziruk W12 Daniel Santos
(115:112, 115:112, 115:112)

IBF Super Middleweight Eliminator:
Robert Stieglitz TKO11 (0:35) Alejandro Berrio

Mario Preskar KO2 (2:59) Danut Moisa

Super Featherweight:
Vitali Tajbert KO1 (2:25) Robert Zsemberi

WIBF Featherweight Championship:
Ina Menzer TKO6 (1:39) Galina Gumliiska

WBO/IBF Int.Middleweight Championship:
Koren Gevor TKO8 (1:05) Gustavo Magallanes

WIBF Int. Flyweight Championship:
Julia Sahin W10 Stephanie Dobbs
(100:90, 100:91, 100:91)

Carolina Alvarez TKO2 (0:25) Lucie Hornakova

Article posted on 05.12.2005

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