Firat Arslan, 50, wins WBA International title

50-year-old former WBA cruiserweight champion Firat Arslan (49-9-3, 34 KOs) won by fourth round KO over Ruben Eduardo Acosta (38-18-5, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Firat Arslan Sportcenter in Goeppingen, Germany. Currently rated WBA #5, Arslan had no trouble with the 43-year-old Acosta. Acosta went down from an Arslan body shot in round three. He was up at 9.9 and finished the round. Arslan scored two more body shot knockdowns in round four and Acosta was counted out after the second one. Arslan claimed the vacant WBA International title with the win.

Cruiserweight Huseyin Cinkara (15-0, 12 KOs) was victorious when Erdogan Kadrija (16-3, 10 KOs) couldn’t continue after round six. Cinkara dropped Kadrija in round six and Kadrija apparently suffered a shoulder injury. Cinkara won the IBO Continental title.

Heavyweight Ali Kiydin (15-1, 14 KOs) scored a second round KO over Dorde Tomic (3-3, 1 KO). Tomic down twice in round one. Kiydin brutally finished him in round two. Kiydin won the WBO International title.

Unbeaten cruiserweight Andy Hoeschler (7-0, 7 KOs) blasted out Slavisa Simeunovic (37-51, 31 KOs) in two rounds. Simeunovic down multiple times.

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    • Seriously! I read article after article on here that continue to expose how lame and corrupt the WBA is, and that’s not even the intent of the articles! I would like to somehow watch this fight and see if Arslan is really a competitive fighter or if its just a couple of baffoons going at it with a combined age of 93! Last I heard about Arslan, he was getting ko’d by Guillermo Jones back in 2008, and he was old then!

      • Jones is no slouch tho. To win at 50 is a great accomplishment. Stop hating.

  • How does a 43 year old man with a record of 38-18-5 get a title shot? How does a 50 year old guy get a fight anywhere? Boxing is fast becoming a joke. This is horrible. Boxing is losing fans to MMA and soon will be irrelevant as a sport.

    • Fast becoming a joke? It’s been a joke for almost half a decade now.

  • Fight News PLEASE STOP reporting fights like this. Please give them no publicity. If Fight News does not have standards please make standards and do not report these kind of fights you are destroying boxing.

  • Winning a fight at 50 is commendable. How many 50 year olds compete in ANY professional sport?? Boxing has always had the most negative “fans”

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