Thai Boxe Mania took place yesterday in Torino, Italy and featured some interesting match-ups with the likes of Yury Bessmertny, Enriko Gogokhia and Crice Boussoukou. All three are up and comers with promising futures.
Yury Bessmertny was in the main event and faced Roberto Cocco, the Italian veteran who main evented Thai Boxe Mania back in February against Artur Kyshenko. The fight took place at 75kg, a weight Bessmertny has been fighting at more commonly as of late. Unfortunately the fight came to an abrupt halt when a headbutt caused a cut, but for some reason the win was given to Bessmertny instead of being a no contest.
At 72.5kg, a particularly interesting fight in Enriko Gogokhia vs. Berneung Topkingboxing took place at 72.5kg. Gogokhia has been on the come up for quite a while, arguably beating Mike Zambidis last year. Gogokhia ended up winning a decision.
Just four days after winning in Lyon by TKO against Rachid Magmadi, Crice Boussoukou stepped up and took a fight with Kaoponlek on short notice at this event at 67kg. Boussoukou had been knocked out by Kaoponlek last year in Lyon. This fight went much differently, although Kaoponlek won a decision. Reports are that the decision was pretty controversial and Boussoukou himself thinks that he won the fight.
75kg: Yury Bessmertny def. Roberto Cocco by TKO (Cut).
72.5kg: Enriko Gogokhia def. Berneung Topkingboxing by decision.
67kg: Kaoponlek def. Crice Boussoukou by unanimous decision.
92kg: Davide Longoni def. Milan Dasic by KO.
72.5kg: Paolo Fiorio def. Lefterio Perego by TKO.
70kg: Christian Zahe def. Alkid Farruku by TKO.
57.5kg: Patrick Carta def. Flavio Scrimali by KO.
65kg: Alessandro Alias def. Allan Godzicki by KO.