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  • Writer's pictureLawrence Williams

Magomed Kurbanov Defeats Michel Soro by Split Decision

Updated: May 7, 2023

Magomed Kurbanov (25-0 13KOs) defeats Michel Soro (35-4-2 24KOs) by a controversial split decision. Scores was 115-113, 116-112 for Kurbanov and 115-113 for Soro. LDUBB Boxing scored the fight 117-111 for Soro.

This battle between two top 5 WBA Super Welterweights ranked contenders was contested in Kurbanov hometown of Ekaterinburg, Russia. The live event was stream on RCC Boxing YouTube Channel.

The fight started off tactically with Kurbanov fighting patiently out of the fame Mayweather defense. Kurbanov suffered a cut above the left eye cause by a head clash in round one. Soro started to pick up the pace in round three with his jab and overhand right. Kurbanov started to slow down after the round six. Soro broke through in the 7th with constant right hands while buzzing Kurbanov along the ropes. In the 12th and final round both fighters came out firing while hurting each other in the process.

With the win, Kurbanov 27, is in line to fight the WBA #1 Contender Israel Madrimov for a final eliminator. Madrimov fought Soro twice with both fights ending in controversy. Soro 35, has to rebuild from this setback in a tough Super Welterweight division.

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