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Boxing: Arslanbek Makhmudov defeats Michael Wallisch with K.-O.  technique in the first round

Boxing: Arslanbek Makhmudov defeats Michael Wallisch with K.-O. technique in the first round

Arslanbek Makhmudov defended his NABA and NABF heavyweight titles by dominating Michael Wallisch Friday night at the Gervais-Auto Center in Shawinigan in the main event of a celebratory event hosted by Eye of the Tiger Management.

After one round of play during which he visited the mat three times, referee Albert Badullo Jr. was told by Michael Wallisch that his night action was over.

The German claims the Russian kicked him in the back of the head the first time. Badullo told him no, but Wallisch (23-6, 16 KOs) clearly didn’t recover.

Perhaps Wallich was leading: Badulo had already punished Makhmudov (16-0, 15 stops) with one point for this outsider.

This short evening of work still allowed Makhmudov, who is ranked fourth in the WBC and fifth in the WBA, to retain the NABA and North American Boxing Association heavyweight belts. (napf).

However, not this fight will allow the WBC silver champion to prepare for a potential world championship.

Earlier in the ceremony, Mary Spencer suffered her first professional loss via unanimous decision to Femky Hermans (99-91, 97-93, 96-94) and Stephen Butler retained the NABF middleweight title via unanimous decision to Joshua Conley.

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