In a clash of unbeaten welterweights, Sebastian Formella (21-0, 10 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision to dethrone IBO titleholder Thulani Mbenge (15-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the CU Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Mbenge, who travelled to his challenger’s hometown, often pressed the action but judges preferred Formella boxing tactics. Scores were 116-112, 114-113, 115-112. Mbenge was deducted a point for a low blow in round nine.
Former light heavyweight world title challenger Igor Mikhalkin (23-2, 10 KOs) dominated Timur Nikarkhoev (21-3, 14 KOs) over twelve rounds in a bout for the IBO interim title. Scores were 119-109, 120-108, 120-108.
Cruiserweight Nikola Milacic (20-1, 14 KOs) needed just 40 seconds to take out 42-year-old Kai Kurzawa (38-8, 26 KOs).
Unbeaten heavyweight Erik Pfeifer (6-0, 4 KOs) scored a third round TKO over 43-year-old former world title challenger Epifanio Mendoza (43-29-1, 37 KOs).
Heavyweight Michael Wallisch (20-2, 13 KOs) stopped Abdulnaser Delalic (5-5, 5 KOs) in round two.