Azim wins EBU belt, #1 Riakporhe crushes foe

Fast-tracking super lightweight Adam Azim (10-0, 7 KOs) punished and dethroned EBU European 140lb champion Franck Petitjean (24-7-3, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at The Halls in Wolverhampton, England. Azim pressed the action, dropped Petitjean with a body shot in round five, and finished him with another knockdown in round ten.

WBO #1 cruiserweight Richard Riakporhe (17-0, 13 KOs) destroyed Dylan Bregeon (13-5-1, 3 KOs) in round two. Riakporhe dropped Bregeon with a huge right hand then got the win when Bregeon’s corner threw in the towel soon after. Time was 1:36.

Local hero Tyler Denny (18-2-3, 1 KO) got the first stoppage win of his career and claimed the EBU middleweight title when reigning champion Matteo Signani (32-7-3, 12 KOs) didn’t come out for round eight due to a cut caused by a sixth round head butt.

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  • So this coward punked out of challenging Opetatia so he could beat up a tomato can. Impressive.

  • Can someone tell me why referees judge fights in the UK by themselves instead of using 3 judges? Is it that hard to find enough judges or is it for financial reasons?
    So many terrible decisions and always in favor of the A-side.

    Brad Foster was one today. He clearly won… then the ref scores it 97-94 for the A-side.

    • Yeah I am British and have always been baffled by this. I get it with local small hall shows but with stuff on TV , it seems stupid. All I can think is they are being overly traditional. Good old British boxing like it always used to be

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