Enfusion Talents #67 took place Saturday in Orchies, France. Hard-hitting prospect Nabil Haryouli knocked down but couldn’t finish tough Youssef Akdader.
In a 70 kg match up, Paul Ghislain got the better of Mathieu Masquelet in an entertaining battle.
Here are results:
-72.5 kg: Mehdi Ait El Hadj (France) def. Juwara Yankuba (Spain)-Decision
El Hadj (18-3) scored two knockdowns with punches and won the decision against the taller Yankuba (23-8). Yankuba tripped while making his ring entrance, and things got worse in round one when he was knocked down while trying a running knee. In round three, El Hadj hurt Yankuba again but couldn’t finish before the end of the bout.
-67 kg: Nabil Haryouli (Morocco) def. Youssef Akdader (France)-Decision
The 19-year-old Haryouli, nicknamed “Tyson”, knocked down but couldn’t put away the tough Akdader. Haryouli (23-1) dropped Akdader (18-7) with a left hook to the body in the first round, and tried to finish off Akdader. The French fighter hung in there and got the worse of the exchanges during the bout, but showed toughness and heart.
-70 kg: Paul Ghislain (Belgium) def. Mathieu Masquelet (France)-Decision
Ghislain (29-6) earned the decision over Masquelet (30-10-1) in an entertaining battle in the 70 kg weight category. The Belgian southpaw came forward, and scored well with lead right hooks and lefts. Masquelet appeared to stun Ghislain at the end of round two, and the fight seemed close. The pace slowed in the third round, but Ghislain outscored Masquelet with some clean punches to get the win.
-Heavyweight: Mohamed Bensalem (France) def. Ludovic Groffier (France)-TKO Round 2
Bensalem prevailed of a battle between two French heavyweights. Bensalem (12-3-1) knocked down Groffier with a punch in round one, and later in the round Groffier (12-5-1) was given an eight count. In the second, the two fighters exchanged and Bensalem landed a right hand punch that dropped Groffier. He beat the count, but was still wobbly and the fight was halted.
-52 kg: Cindy Silvestre (France) def. Amandine Lambour (France)-TKO Round 3 (Punches)
French veteran Silvestre (47-26-5) pressured Lambour and scored with clean punches with Lambour on the ropes. The referee stopped the one-sided bout in the third round after Lambour (18-3-1) was given her fourth eight count of the bout.
In the opener, Gaetono Pirrelo defeated his opponent by stoppage via knee to the head.