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Astana, Kazakhstan • 16 October, 2023 | 09:57

Alimkhanuly Unifies WBO and IBF Belts

His bout with Vincenzo Gualtieri ended with a technical knockout in the 6th round

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Janibek Alimkhanuly (15-0, 10 KOs) defeated Vincenzo Gualtieri (21-0-1, 7 KOs) in the sixth round in Rosenberg, Texas, to unify the WBO and IBF middleweight world boxing titles, QazMonitor reports.

The fight was scheduled for twelve rounds and concluded with the Kazakh boxer's victory by technical knockout after one minute and twenty-five seconds had elapsed in the sixth round. This marks Alimkhanuly's fifteenth victory in his professional career, while Gualtieri suffered his first defeat in the professional ring and lost his belt.

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