After successfully defending his Fair Fight Promotion Welterweight Title for the first time, reigning champion Sher Mamazulunov plans to vacate and move up in weight.
Mamazulunov (22-5) retained his crown in impressive fashion Monday with a five-round unanimous decision against Yury Bessmertny in a match up of two of Eastern Europe’s top 77 kg fighters.
The Uzbekistan fighter switched between southpaw and orthodox, and landed good body punches and kicks during the match. Mamazulnov’s boxing was sharp. Neither fighter was knocked down or hurt during the match.
Speaking on the organization’s social media, the 24-year-old explained the weight cut to make the 77 kg weight limit is not easy for him. Mamazulunov also competes at 80 kg.
“This is my first title defense, and I’m very glad I could do it. I tried to use the coach’s hints, I could hear him well and his hints helped me win,” he said.
“I plan to leave this title to my teammate, and I want to move to a higher weight category. It is difficult for me to drive (my) weight down to 77 kg. I am sure that everything will work out.” (Translated)
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