This victory really hurt Victor Faust (29 / Ukraine)!
In his ninth professional fight, European heavyweight boxing champion Iago Kiladze (35/Georgia) was hoping to go down for the first time – finally winning Hollywood/Florida by technical knockout after just 1:44 minutes into the second round!
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In a wild cut, Hamburg’s double Klitschko shrugged off the cap, fell twice and was bleeding from a wound on the bridge of the nose. But Faust got up – and hit his opponent three times on the boards. Then cut off the sentence.
Belinda Boyd (71) cheered at the ring. The ex-wife of Muhammad Ali (74) sat in one of the first rows at the invitation of promoter Erol Ceylan (49).
Faust remains undefeated, but is upset after his second fight in the USA: “I am not satisfied with my performance, I should have been more patient. I was transcendent and very motivated. I learned a lot from the fight.”
Promoter Gilan was still satisfied: “I know that Victor was knocked out, but he showed real greatness, knocking the opponent to the ground again and ending the fight. A boxer who has achieved 30 fights and 25 victories, 19 of them by knockout, must be defeated by eight fights first. Anyone can do that. That’s why I’m so proud of him and I’m sure he’ll be great.”
Ali stablemate Eren Demirzen (31) is satisfied with a victory (technical knockout in the eighth round) over Gerald Washington (39/US). Christian Hammer (34), who jumped as a substitute contender in a short time, lost to Frank Sanchez (29 / Cuba) unanimously on points after ten rounds.
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