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Bertino Beats Evora, Alms & Khattab Score Knockouts

Bertino avenged an early defeat
Bertino avenged an early defeat

Danish promotional company Euro Event presented three professional fights Saturday night in connection with the traditional six-day cycling race at the Super Arena in Ballerup near the Danish capital Copenhagen.


Middleweight Stephan Alms improved his record to 4-0 (2) when he stopped experienced Hungarian journeyman Antal Kubicsek (22-33-5, 6 KOs) inside three rounds. Alms methodically broke his opponent down and ended the fight with three knockdowns in the third round.


Also at Middleweight, 19-year-old Abdul Khattab, now 4-0 (2), looked impressive in getting rid of Janos Varga (13-15-1, 11 KOs), also from Hungary, in the second round. Khattab, who regularly spars with WBA super middleweight Champion Mikkel Kessler, floored his foe with a number of combinations, and after three visits to the canvas the fight was called off.


Local boxer, and former Danish Heavyweight, Champion Claus Bertino avenged his first professional defeat, when he unanimously outpointed Humberto Evora from Portugal. Evora upset Bertino by third round knockout in March 2007, and the Dane had to wait almost six years to even.


In what was at times a messy affair, Bertino looked focused and was the aggressor from the start while the elusive Evora put everything into landing one of his haymakers, which he was so successful with in their first bout.


But, while the visitor did land a few times, there would be no re-run, and after eight rounds the judges deservingly scored it 78-73, 78-73 and 77-73 in favor of Bertino. Evora had a point deducted in round five for holding.


Bertino is now 15-4 (8). Evora fell to 4-10-2 (3).


February 2, 2013



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