Croatian boxer Alen Babić reached his 10th career victory! He defeated French boxer David Spielmont, whom he learned would be his opponent just four days before the fight, reports Index.hr.
Spilmont has 11 wins, one draw, and eight defeats so far in his career. Interestingly, according to Boxrec, he had his last fight ten days ago, when he drew against compatriot Cyril Makiadi, but was less successful against Babić.
This was Babić’s fourth fight this year and it was evident in the ring. It was the hardest fight in his professional career, and Spilmont became the first fighter to endure until the 6th round.
BABIC WINS THE WAR OF ATTRITION ?
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Not only did he endure, but he could have knocked out Babić in the 2nd round. The bell, however, saved the Croatian boxer. After that, Babić again mastered the ring in a similar way as in the first round and managed to celebrate even though he danced on the edge of a knockout the entire time.
Heavyweight boxers Joseph Parker and Derek Chisora fought in the main fight of the evening in Manchester. After this victory, it is clear that Babić could soon get the right to attack the WBC belt in a new category.
Babić weighed just over 98 kilograms, while his opponent weighed 16 kilograms more. This is not surprising when you know that Babić is targeting a new, bridgerweight category, which the WBC has introduced for lighter heavyweights.
The Croatian boxer came to the weigh-in with a hat that said “KO inside 3”. It was a clear message to the opponent that he would be knocked out within three rounds.
Bravo to the Croatian boxer!
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