Gelsenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany — This Saturday night at the Knockout Arena in Germany, promoter Dalibor Ban of Kobra BoxPromotion provided a resemblance of normalcy during the Covid-19 pandemic in presenting a total of three UBF (Universal Boxing Federation) championship bouts.
The main event featured a battle of the undefeated as UBF European super middleweight champion Arben Shemallari of Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany defended his title while improving his professional record to 10-0, 8KO’s by defeating previously unbeaten Zdravko Zivkovic of Prijedor, Bosnia And Herzegovina who dropped his record to 3-1, 1KO. The bout ended in round 4 of a scheduled ten.
The co main event featured another undefeated fighter but in the heavyweight division, Riza Baydilli of Rahden, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany improved to 6-0, 6KO’s by defeating tested veteran Jasmin Hasic of Banovici, Bosnia And Herzegovina Rahden. The loss drops Baydilli under the .500 threshold. The victory brings Baydilli the vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) European heavyweight title. The bout ended via RTD in round 2 of a scheduled 8 rounds.
The 3rd UBF championship bout featured the previously undefeated the Turkish Muhammad Oguzhan Arifogullari of Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany taking on the once beaten Stefani Koykov of Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany via Veliko Taranovo, Bulgaria.
The fight ended in round one as the Bulgarian knocked out Arifogullari in round one. The victory brings Koykov the vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) European Light Heavy Title.
Gonzalez vs. Roa For WBF Title In Mexico
The World Boxing Federation (WBF) will return to Mexico for the first time since Covid-19 put the world on hold, when Giovannie “King Gio” Gonzalez and Jose Luis Roa fights for the vacant WBF International Lightweight title on November 29 in Tijuana.
Gonzalez, of Mexican heritage but fighting out of Stockton, California, is 10-5-1 (8) since turning professional in 2017, but can legitimately feel hard done by in a few of the blemishes on his record. He has boxed in Mexico eleven times previously as a pro.
“El Mirrus”, Jose Luis Roa from Mexicali, is the younger man by five years at twenty-five, and his record looks more glossy at 9-1-1 (6), losing only his pro debut. But he has not quite faced the level of opposition that Gonzalez has, and this will be his first real step-up fight.
The ten round bout will be the main event of a card at Nuevo Plaza De Torros, promoted by Borizteca Boxing Promotions in association with King Gio Boxing Promotions. It will be streamed live by Fight Hub TV from noon local time.