Photos: Team SES / Gercke + Helmke
IBO welterweight champion Sebastian Formella (22-0, 10 KOs) of Germany soundly defeated Nicaraguan Roberto Arriaza (18-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the sold out Edel-Optics.de Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
Arriaza started out strong landing some very solid overhand rights. It actually looked like he was on his way to pulling off the upset. Formella completely turned the fight around by the midway point beating Arriaza at all facets, outboxing him and actually beating him to the punch in exchanges. Although never really hurting Arriaza, he comfortably racked up the points en route to the unanimous decision. The official judges’ scorecards 118-110, 117-111, and 116-112.
Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Peter Kadiru (7-0, 3 KOs) of Germany excited the hometown fans with a thrilling sixth round TKO over Czech Tomas Salek (11-2, 9 KOs).
It was a well-matched fight as Kadiru displayed his skills and hand speed but Salek kept coming landing his share of power shots early. Kadiru turned it up in the beginning of round six with a barrage of punches including a pinpoint uppercut that put the ironed-chinned Salek down. Salek beat the count and was actually even firing back. Another uppercut put Salek down again and the referee had seen enough and waved the bout off.
Salek’s cornerman appeared ready to throw in the towel in case the referee did not stop it as Salek actually beat the count. He had been taking a lot of flush punches in round six. Time was 2:20.
Kadiru won the vacant World Boxing Council Youth heavyweight title.
Unbeaten German cruiserweight Roman Fress (10-0, 5 KOs) won a hard-earned ten round unanimous decision over the very game Matteo Rondena (9-5, 7 KOs) of Italy in a bout for the German (BDB) International title. Scores were 99-92, 96-94, 98-93.
43-year-old veteran cruiserweight Nuri “Albanian Tyson” Seferi (41-9, 23 KOs) stopped Mazen Girke (15-108-6, 2 KOs) in round five.
Ali Eren Demirezen W8 Andrei Mazanik (heavyweight)
Nenad Stancic W6 Nukri Gamgebeli (lightweight)
Ilya Mezencev W6 Attila Kalman (heavyweight)
Volkan Gökcek TKO2 Bakhtiyar Isgandarzada (super lightweight)
The card was a co-promotion between SES Boxing and EC Boxing drawing 3,000+ spectators to the sold out Edel-optics.de Arena and a huge television viewing audience on MDR.