Mihai Nistor creates APB history once again after defeating Mohammed Arjaoui

25 July 2015 News
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An enthralling and gruelling clash headlined a supreme night of AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) Super Heavyweight (91+ kg) Cycle I Round 2 action in Marrakesh, Morocco on Friday night.

In the main event of the evening, four-time Romanian National Champion Mihai Nistor enjoyed a remarkable victory against Mohammed Arjaoui (MAR) to become the number one contender for APB Super Heavyweight Champion Erik Pfeifer (GER).

Nistor also earned a qualification quota for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games following his superb accomplishment.

Despite fighting in hostile territory, the compact Nistor seemed comfortable from the outset, and claimed the first round on two scorecards.

Although Arjaoui enjoyed a height advantage, he could not use his reach effectively in the opening stages due to the low centre of gravity his opponent was able to utilise successfully.

The African star rallied to win the second and third rounds on all three scorecards, but tired in the middle portion of the contest as Nistor’s powerful hooks to the head and body began to make their mark.

From round five onwards it was the Romanian who was taking control of the middle of the ring, and he constantly pressured Arjaoui backwards towards the ropes.

Arjaoui attempted to respond to the fantastic support from his home fans, but Nistor eliminated any hopes time and time again with his strength and desire consistently frustrating his rival.

Nistor’s control allowed him to win the final two rounds, and he was eventually named the winner after the completion of the bout via split decision.

Two of the scoring judges awarded the European powerhouse the victory by scores of 78:74, while the third judge had Arjaoui winning by two rounds.

The respectful crowd paid homage to both warriors after the results were revealed, and Nistor, who was the first man ever to win a match in APB, can now celebrate another historic moment in the competition.

In the second Super Heavyweight clash to feature in Morocco, Ali Eren Demirezen (TUR) outpointed Istvan Bernath (HUN).

Match result:

  • Ali DEMIREZEN (TUR) W.P. (80:71/79:73/79:73) vs Istvan BERNATH (HUN)
  • Mohammed ARJAOUI (MAR) vs Mihai NISTOR (ROM) W.P. (77:75/74:78/74:78)
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