WBA interim cruiserweight champion Arsen “Feroz” Goulamirian (24-0, 16 KOs) retained the title with a ninth round TKO over WBA #10 Mark “Bam Bam” Flanagan (24-6, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palais des Sports in Marseille, France. Goulamirian, with trainer Abel Sanchez in his corner, began to break down Flanagan midway through the bout. He battered the game Flanagan to the deck twice in round nine and was closing in for the finish when Flanagan’s corner threw in the towel prompting referee Roberto Ramirez to halt the fight.
Unbeaten super middleweight Louis Toutin (12-0, 11 KOs) overpowered and stopped 39-year-old former contender Jose Varela (25-8, 17 KOs). Toutin dropped Varela in round three and knocked him out in round four.
Unbeaten super welterweight Dylan Charrat (17-0-1, 4 KOs) escaped with an unpopular twelve round draw against Howard Cospolite (17-6-3, 6 KOs). Scores were 115-113 Charret, 117-111 Cospolite, 115-115.