nicknamed “The Wonder Kid”, won his UBO title back
in April of 2012 beating Torsak Singabasak from
Thailand, and went on to add WBC, WBO and WBA
regional belts to his collection.
In his very last fight,
where he sustained the injury that eventually
caused him to retire, Tso beat former WBA world
titlist Kohei Kono from Japan.
Hizni Altunkaya, the former UBO
Youth World Cruiserweight Champion from Neuwied in
Germany, has another big fight coming up.
lost a challenge for the vacant WBA “regular”
World title to Beibut Shumenov in July, but did
well enough to be picked for a fight against WBA
“Champion in Recess” Denis Lebedev on September 7
Altunkaya (30-2, 17 KOs) and Lebedev (30-2, 22
KOs), who will be 39 come fight-time, will square
off in a ten-round non title fight.
American Karl Dargan
(18-1, 9 KOs), who won the UBO Inter-Continental
Lightweight title back in 2011 with a sixth round
stoppage of Juan Suazo, made a long overdue return
to the ring on August 4, after more than three
years of inactivity.
won a six-round unanimous decision over journeyman
Jonathan Perez from Colombia on the undercard of
Sergey Kovalev vs. Eleider Alvarez in Atlantic
Former UBO Youth World Super Featherweight
Champion Oszkar Fiko (32-25-1, 17
KOs) from Hungary proved again that he is a much
better fighter than his record suggests, when he
beat 16-3-2 Roody Pierre Paul on points over six
rounds in Canada on July 20.
Very few boxers reach
one-hundred professional fights, but that's
exactly what former UBO Inter-Continental and WBC
World Champion Sirimonkhon Iamthuam
from Thailand did on September 1 when he beat
A pro since
1994, Iamthuam (41) made a massive jump in weight
from Super Welterweight to Light Heavyweight when
he captured the vacant Thai national title, and
improved his amazing record to 96-4 (61).
previous fight, last October, Iamthuam lost a
decision to current UBO World Super Welterweight
Champion Tommy Browne from Australia.
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