World Boxing Association

In a Hard Fought Slugfest Khurtsidze Retains Title

By WBA 29/03/2009

On Saturday March 28th in Ukrainian city of Cherkassy, K2 East Promotions, promotional company of Klitschko brothers, carried out a big professional boxing tournament which got the name “Tornado 2“. In the main event WBA intercontinental middleweight champ Avtandil Khurtsidze (18-1-2, 11 KOs), a Ukraine based Georgian, faced very strong opposition fighting Attila “Viper” Kovacs (25-3-0, 17 ??s). Judges had quite a difficult task in determining the victor since both fighters did not waste a single moment and furiously attacked each other from the initial bell. It was a competitive fight all the way with Khurtsidze just slightly busier. After twelve action packed rounds which thousands of fans in Budivelnik Sports Palace in Cherkassy welcomed so much judges finally gave split nod to Khurtsidze: 115-113, 116-112, and 114-114.