Golovkin vs. Jacobs may have been the best show in town on Saturday, but it wasn’t the only one. World Boxing News has a nice roundup of the weekend’s results from, well, around the world.
The most notable card took place in Leipzig, where Erkan Teper continued his freefall with a unanimous decision loss to Mariusz Wach. Said loss caused WBN to print the statement “Wach displayed the better skills throughout,” which my brain is struggling to comprehend.
Former WBO Super Middleweight Champion and current European light heavyweight champ Robert Stieglitz drew with veteran Nicola Sjekloca in the co-feature, while the rising Dominic Boesel stopped Sami Enbom in a clash of undefeated light heavyweights.
Perhaps the most interesting story came out of Malmö, where Alexander Dimitrenko obliterated previously unbeaten Adrian Granat in the first round. Dimitrenko, who rebounded from his embarrassing loss to Joseph Parker with a win over 2-28 Milos Dovedan last month, smashed Granat with a cross counter about ninety seconds in for a knockdown, then unloaded with a flurry until he went down a second time and stayed there.
It was a night for major upsets, after all.
Elsewhere, Dennis Ceylan and Isaac Lowe settled for a technical draw, Sandy Tsagouris earned a women’s super featherweight title, and former Danny Garcia victim Samuel Vargas picked up a win.