it was a very competitive fight and Kanbolatov
finished strong, being the busier man, if not
the most accurate. In the latter part of the
contest he even started coming forward at times,
but Fhima also finished well and would not be
twelve spirited, albeit sometimes messy, rounds,
judge Vincent Dupas scored the fight 115-113 for
Fhima, while judges Nourredine Fanidi and Amar
Sakraoui saw it probably a bit too wide at
118-111 and 117-111.
an amazing scene when Fhima, now 25-4-2 (8), was
declared the winner, as the entire venue erupted
and what seemed like hundreds of people entered
the ring and started dancing and celebrating the
new world champion.
won his previous four bouts,
Kanbolatov drops to 16-4 (7), but at only
twenty-seven years of age he has plenty of time
to regroup and come back even stronger from
the experience and
effort he can be very proud of.
Promoter: Azdine Ben Yacoub / Association