All is set for tomorrow’s showdown between lightweights Francesco Patera and Edis Tatli. The two will battle for the second time for the EBU lightweight crown, and this time it’s Patera who’s the champion and Tatli the challenger.
Tatli is still angry over the controversial decision that awarded Patera with the title in May. The skillful Finn has vowed that he won’t let the second fight go the distance – ”No scorecards are necessary this time, I want to knock him out,” Tatli told the Finnish press.
As Tatli and Patera stared eye to eye at the weigh-in of Saturday’s event, everybody could see that there was little love lost between the two contestants. It’s going to be a wild night.
The official weights:
Francesco Patera 134,3 vs. Edis Tatli 134,7
Timo Laine 169,8 vs Pjotr Filatov 169,8
Oskari Metz 149,9 vs Dzianis Yahorenka 149,3
Jose Antonio Sanchez Romero 125,7 vs Krzysztof Rogowski 124,6
Antti Hietala 151,3 vs Aliaksandr Abramenka 141,1
Elena Saveleva 113,1 vs Oksana Romanova 109,3
Krenar Aliu 202,2 vs Andreii Isakov 187,6 (amateur fight 3 X 3 min)
Venue: Kisahalli, Helsinki, Finland
Live stream: Viaplay
Hee-Jung Yuh Edges Li Ping Shi For WBF Intercontinental Title
Former two-time World Champion Hee-Jung Yuh won the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens Intercontinental Super Flyweight title on Sunday, November 10, at Paju City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, when she narrowly defeated Chinas Li Ping Shi.
Now on a four-fight winning-streak since coming up short in a challenge for the WBO Bantamweight title in October of 2015, 38-year-old Yuh is on a mission to win her third world championship. And she is still on track, after a scrappy but ultimately successful effort against Shi.
After ten rounds of boxing, judges Man-Deuk Kwon and Yeong Bok Park both had the local favourite winning by six rounds to four, 96-94, while judge Kyung-Han Lee had it 97-96, or four rounds to three with three stanzas even.
The new WBF Intercontinental Champion improved her professional record to 19-3 (9), and is now in prime position to possibly fight for the WBF World Super Flyweight title in 2018. Li Ping Shi, only nineteen years old and still with a bright future in the ring, drops to 7-2-1 (3).
The fight was promoted by Keun Dong Su Bu Promotion.