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Nursultan dominated Tinampay; wins WBC Asia Title

👤Ludo Saenz in Ringside 🕔14.January 2019

Kazakh contender, Nursultan Zhangabayev, defeated Filipino, Arnel Tinampay, with a wide ten rounds unanimous decision, to conquer the vacant super welterweight World Boxing Council (WBC) Asia Title, in the main event, Sunday night, at the Krylia Sovetov Arena, in Moscow, Russia, in another event of Suleimen Promotions. 

Nursultan started the fight aggressively, fighting at mid distance, and firing power shots to the head. Tinampay was cautious, keeping his hands up and trying to establish his jab. 

In the third round, Tinampay connected clearly with the left hook to the head, each time Nursultan attacked and exposed himself, lowering his right hand. 

Nursultan's left jab entered harshly in the fourth round, while walking the Filipino in semicircles, forcing Tinampay to miss his shots. 

Tinampay stepped on the accelerator in the sixth and seventh round, releasing more shots and connecting clearly downstairs, with the left hook. Nursultan counter with heavy blows and slowed the attack of the Filipino, with solid, two hands, combinations, to the head. 

In the eighth round, the Kazakh fighter was striking with greater consistency, forcing the Filipino to retreat and seek protection. 

Nursultan continued to work behind his educated jab in the ninth. But, Tinampay raised the intensity of his fight game, striking with hard blows, up and down, in an all action round. 

The two fighters closed strong the last championship round, throwing everything they could, exchanging power blows in the center of the ring. 

In the end, after ten competitive episodes, the three judges saw Nursultan Zhangabayev victorious, with points of 98-93 (Yury Koptsev), 99-91 (Elbeg Tsyrenov) and 98-92 (Alexander Kalinkin). 

With this outstanding triumph, Kazakh Nursultan Zhangabayev advanced his undefeated record to 6-0 and 4 KOs. Filipino Arnel Tinampay dropped his mark to 25-23-1 and 11 KOs. 

In the co-feature, Kazakh contender, Aidos Yerbossynuly (now 9-0, 8 KOs), defeated, by four round technical knockout, Belgian, Ilias Achergui (now 12-4-1, 6 KOs), to conquer super middleweight Global World Boxing Organization (WBO) title. 

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