Aleksandar Aleksandrov reigns supreme after Bulgarian battle with Sajad Mohammadpour20 July 2015
Two highly entertaining AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) Cycle I Round 2 Flyweight (52 kg) matches took place in Sofia, Bulgaria on Saturday night, where Aleksandar Aleksandrov (BUL) defeated Sajad Mohammadpour (IRI) in the main event.
Dressed in his usual camouflage military style boxing shorts, Aleksandrov comfortably controlled the first three rounds against his young opponent as he made his vast experience level count.
A quarter-finalist from the London 2012 Olympic Games, Aleksandrov has seen it all throughout his career, and clearly enjoys performing at a high level in front of his supportive fans in Sofia.
Unfazed by the pressure of losing the first stages of the bout, Mohammadpour began to show the class which saw him defeat AIBA World Championships silver medalist Mohamed Flissi in his APB debut, by using more variety in his punches throughout the second half of the fight.
Aleksandrov’s strength was too much to deal with however, with his overhand right consistently testing the jaw of the 22-year-old Iranian.
Despite the heat in the venue and the eight round format, both boxers continually moved forward and each produced individual moments of brilliance to stifle their opponents.
After all eight rounds had been completed, Aleksandrov was named the victor after winning 79:73 on two scorecards, while the third judge scored the fight a draw.
In the opening Flyweight match of the night, Mohamed Flissi (ALG) returned to winning ways in APB after clinically defeating Redouane Asloum (FRA).
Flissi’s punch output was neverending through every round, and he produced the best performance so far of his APB career.