By Welsh Jack
German prospect Timo Rost scored a solid 8-round unanimous decision over sturdy but limited opponent Davit Makaradze (20-14-1,11 KO) of Georgia on Saturday night in Dusseldorf, Germany. Rost improved to 10-0-2 (3 KO) and had a restricted, pandemic-sized crowd of around 300 socially-distanced fans screaming for him, but the potential contender still has a considerable ways to go before he’s ready for top-notch opposition.
In a featured preliminary, visiting Patrick Mendy of the UK (18-17-3, 1 KO) lost a highly questionable, 8-round majority decision to Alexander Rigas (10-0, 5 KO) of Munich, who seemed extremely lucky to keep his undefeated record. A quick poll of observers afterward indicated Mendy deserved at least a draw, and probably the win, even including a very debatable point deduction.
Verena Kaiser (14-1, 6 KO) broke down a very game Karina Kopinska (13-36-4, 3 KO) who was forced to retire after three brutal rounds. Kaiser displayed the best footwork of the night.
This was the third show at the Classic Remise automobile museum, where rising promotor Eva Dzepina is building a unique club scene.