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Relikh beats Barthelemy for WBA 140lb belt

In a rematch of their controversial fight last year, Kiryl Relikh (22-2, 19 KOs) got revenge against previously unbeaten two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy (26-1, 13 KOs), taking a twelve round unanimous decision to claim the vacant WBA super lightweight title on Saturday night at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas.

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Relikh took the fight to Barthelemy and outworked him by a wide margin. Barthelemy was deducted a point for a low blow in round seven. Scores were 117-110, 118-109, 118-109.

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