Ukrainian boxer wins world championship belt for the first time in his career

Boxing News 19 may 2024, 02:41
Kenley Ward Dailysports's expert Kenley Ward
Ukrainian boxer wins world championship belt for the first time in his career ringtv.com / GERMAN VILLASENOR

Last night, a boxing event, headlined by a bout between Mexican Emanuel Navarrete and Ukrainian Denys Berinchyk for the WBO lightweight world championship, took place in San Diego.

The fight was highly competitive and went the full 12 rounds. Although Navarrete landed one more accurate punch, Berinchyk secured the victory by split decision – 115-113, 116-112, 112-116.

For Berinchyk, who remains undefeated at the professional level (19-0, 9 KOs), this marks his first world championship title.

After the fight, Berinchyk declared that he doesn't care who he faces next:

"Maybe Shakur, Keyshawn, Muratalla – I don't give a f***."

Berinchyk is the 14th world boxing champion in Ukraine's history.

Meanwhile, yesterday, in a historic bout, Oleksandr Usyk became the first undisputed heavyweight champion in 25 years. The Ukrainian defeated Tyson Fury by split decision.

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