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Aidos halts Achergui; wins WBO Global belt in Moscow

👤Ludo Saenz at Ringside 🕔12.January 2019


Kazakh contender, Aidos Yerbossynuly, defeated Belgian, Ilias Achergui, after the fourth round due to corner retirement, to win the Global World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight title, in the co-main event of this Sunday night, at the Krylia Sovetov Arena, in Moscow, Russia, in another Suleimen Promotions’ event. 

Aidos started the fight patiently, working behind his left jab, establishing distance and calibrating his sight. Achergui released a few hands, connecting only a couple of shots with his right. 

In the second round, Aidos began to work the body, striking blows downstairs with his left hook. 

Achergui came out aggressive in the third, firing at the head. Aidos continued to work behind his jab, managing to score combinations of two and three strokes. 

By the fourth round, Aidos had control of the action, connecting at pleasure from different angles. Achergui had few answers and fought in defensive mode. After tripping in the first minute, Aidos visited the canvas and referee Alexander Kalinkin counted it as official knockdown. 

Achergui did not come out of his corner in the fifth round, visibly hurting, with an injury to his left shoulder, thus referee Kalinkin declaring the fight in favor of Aidos, due to corner retirement. 

With this important victory, Kazakh Aidos Yerbossynuly will advance in the world rankings and improves his undefeated record to 10-0 and 8 KOs. Belgian Ilias Achergui dropped his mark to 12-4-1 and 6 KOs.