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Hero Of A Nation, Benjeddou Wins UBO World Super Welterweight Title In Morocco

 
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February 26, 2017 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

 
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On Saturday night, February 25, in beautiful Berkane, Morocco, local hero Ahmed Benjeddou delighted a large partisan crowd when he captured the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) World Super Welterweight title.

 
 

A former undefeated African champion, Benjeddou was in control most of the way against co-challenger Giorgi Ungiadze from Georgia, and every time he had success it was loudly appreciated by the enthusiastic spectators cheering him on.


Spurred on by the great support in his home-town, Benjeddou finished the fight strong and had Ungiadze in trouble on a few occasions. When the bell rang to finish the twelfth stanza, there was never any doubt that Benjeddou would be crowned the new UBO world champion.


The judges scored it unanimously: 119-114 (Noudine Fanidi), 116-112 (Philippe Wouters) and 117-111 (Toni Tiberi). Referee was Vincent Dupas.

 



With the victory, Ahmed Benjeddou took his professional statistics to 14-0-2 (3), and is now a hero to a whole nation. He can almost certainly expect a lengthy period of celebration from his proud and patriotic countrymen.


Giorgi Ungiadze fought well, but was just a step behind in every department. Having won his two previous outings, the battle-tested former Georgian national champion at welterweight travels back to his home country at 39-32 (26).


Promoter was Hassan Mrbati and his Group Boxing of Morocco.

 

 
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