UBO Flashback: When Khan & Haley Went To War For Two UBO Titles                              

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December 2, 2020 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

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Miracle” Mirage Khan (birth-name Muhammad Meeraj) from Malaysia had won the Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) Asia-Pacific Light Heavyweight title in November of 2016, and the UBO Inter-Continental title in early 2017, when he was set to defend both belts the following May.


At the Resort World Sentosa in Singapore, as part of a historic card promoted by Ringstar Asia featuring seven (!) UBO championship fights, Khan entered the fight at 6-1 (3), and was considered a favorite against 4-1 (2) New Zealand-challenger Chase “Hellboy” Haley.

What ensued was probably the best UBO title fight of 2017, and certainly the fight of the night, as the fighters went to war for ten breath-raking rounds, with the sizable crowd on their feet in amazement from start to finish.

Haley, who had not gone past six rounds in his previous outings, started best as he knocked Khan down in the first round. But the champion beat the count of referee Kriangsak Thonghong, and went on to return the favor in round five.


But both fighters were determined to give it their all until the end, and after the final bell two judges saw Haley as the winner (95-93 and 97-91), while the third had it all even (94-94), so the titles changed hands by majority decision.

A great rivalry was born, and five months later they would box to a draw in the rematch. In April of 2018 they went at it a third time, this time with Khan coming out on top by decision to make it 1-1-1 in the trilogy.








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