February 8, 2015
February 8, 2015


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A historic all-Chinese AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) Inaugural Title Match was the main event in Lingnan Pearl, Foshan, on February 5 where Light flyweight (49 kg) Bin Lyu secured the Championship belt against compatriot Wu Zhonglin.

This was the second APB meeting between the two fighters, and again Bin Lyu emerged victorious, winning the fight 79:73 twice, and 78:74 on one scorecard.

The winner, now 4-0 in the competition started the title match off superbly, dominating the center of the ring from the very beginning, and producing a great pace round after round.

Zhonglin worked hard, but his counter-punching style failed to work, and he claimed just one round on a single scorecard in the first seven frames of the match.

In the latter rounds, the speed and accuracy of both never dipped, but though Zhonglin took the last round on all the cards, it was not enough for the victory, and Bin Lyu was named the overall winner.

The delighted fighter was presented the belt by AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, and was able to celebrate with his friends and family at ringside.

Match results:

  1. 19:30: David AYRAPETYAN (RUS) vs Leandro BLANC (ARG) W.O.(Exhibition Match: Ariunbold GANSELEM (MGL) vs Leandro BLANC (ARG) W.P. 57:57/ 55:59/ 56:58))
  2. 20:00: Patrick LOURENCO (BRA) vs Birzhan ZHAKYPOV (KAZ) W.P. (56:58/ 56:58/ 56:58)
  3. 20:30: Carlos QUIPO (ECU) vs Mark Anthony BARRIGA (PHI) W.P. (57:57/ 57:57/ 56:58)
  4. 21:00: Zhonglin WU (CHN) vs Bin LYU (CHN) W.P. (73:79/ 74:78/ 73:79) (APB Inaugural Champion)