The AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) World Title Match for the Flyweights (52 kg) proved to be one of the greatest matches yet in the competition, and the Skk sever, Novosibirsk eventually saw Russian home favourite Mikhail Aloian defeat Mexico’s Elias Emigdio to claim the title.
Aloian, the number one seed coming into the competition maintained his undefeated record in APB, but was pushed all the way by his Mexican rival.
Although Aloian won the first five rounds on each scorecard, there was not a moment in those frames where Emigdio wasn’t trying his best to win, but the two-time AIBA World Championships gold medalist was just too strong, and too good.
Emigdio battled to the end however, and claimed the last two rounds, but it wasn’t enough after the dominance he had suffered against earlier in the contest, and Aloian eventually won the bout, and the title on all three scorecards, 78:74 across the board.
The Flyweights have been consistently exciting this season, and it one of the most talent-heavy divisions in APB, but Aloian has excelled throughout, and looks almost impossible to beat.
Russia’s new hero celebrated in front of his home fans, and could hold this title for a long time to come.
Elsewhere in Novosibirsk, 2014 Asian Games Champion Ilyas Suleimenov took his APB record to 3-1 when he knocked out 2013 AIBA World Boxing Championships silver medalist Mohamed Flissi for the second time in APB.