Aug 18 2007
Arthur Abraham Crushes Gevor in Eleven
By Per Ake Persson
Berlin, Germany – IBF middleweight champ Arthur Abraham retained the
title with a brutal eleventh round knockout over a very brave
challenger in Khoren Gevor. The end came at 2.41. Gevor, who had
fought with a beyond belief heart and determination was all of a
sudden hurt by a left hook and staggered backwards, Abraham followed
missed with a big right hook but the short, powerful left hook that
came behind it took out Gevor. The challenger went down on his knees
and fell over as American referee Pete Podgorski dispensed with the
Gevor got up relatively quickly but looked badly dazed for minutes.
After ten it was scored 98-91, 97-93 and 97-95, all for Abraham.
Gevor was off to a good start outworking the champion. However,
Abraham had much superior power and once he found the range he would
nail Gevor almost at will fighting in spurts with long spells off as
he often tends to do. Khoren, a southpaw, showed a good chin but most
of all an enourmous will and kept coming back no matter what.
On the undercard welter Michel Trabant and Giammario Grassellini
fought to a technical draw after Trabant was badly after an
accidental clash of heads.
Cuban cruiserweight Yoan Pablo Hernandez knocked out Brazilian Daniel
Bispo in the first to win the vacant WBA Fedelatin title.
Super middleweight Mads Larsen clearly beat Australian Nader Hamdan
after eight rounds. Hamdan was floored in the third.
Cruiserweight Alexander Frenkel scored a bad knockout over American
Shane Schwarz in the first and it took a long time for Schwarz to get
up on his feet.