#APB Final 91 Kg – Can Clemente Russo avenge his defeat against Aleksei Egorov to claim the APB title?

29 January 2015 News
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The glamour boys of the AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) Heavyweight (91 kg) division compete in the Inaugural Title Match, with Italian icon Clemente Russo rematching Russia’s undefeated Aleksei Egorov.

PalaCatania, Catania will be the venue for this momentous occasion, which gives home advantage to Russo.

Two-time AIBA World Championships gold medalist, and two-time Olympic Games silver medalist Russo has been one of the greatest fighters on the planet over the past ten years, but the number one seeded Heavyweight comes into this title match with a previous loss against the man he is facing.

After comfortably winning his opening week match by knocking out Ukraine’s Roman Golovashchenko, Russo lost his week two bout against Egorov, with two judges scoring the fight for the Russian, with the third seeing it as a draw.

Russo bounced back in week three, and successfully qualified for the title match as he won a clear points victory over Anton Pinchuk, taking the undefeated record of his opponent in the process.

2013 European Champion Aleksei Egorov still maintains a 3-0 record in APB, having won his first fight against Chouaib Bouloudintas.

After defeating Russo in Italy, Egorov made sure of his role in the title match when he beat Germany’s Emir Ahmatovic on points.

Egorov is a points machine, and one interesting things to note from his earlier bout with Russo, was that he started and ended well.

The Italian took the middle rounds, but Egorov’s strong start and fine finish established the victory, and it will be interesting to see how things change over the eight round Championship distance.

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