Boxing Result

Asikainen, Shafikov triumph

Photos and report by Pasi Taavitsainen at ringside

Former Euro middleweight beltholder Amin Asikainen (28-3, 19 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Jaudiel Zepeda (12-4-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Toolon Kisahalli in Helsinki, Finland. Now campaigning at super middleweight, Asikainen made a good showing and looked fast and strong. In round four, Asikainen landed a hard right to Zepeda’s head that sent Zepeda reeling into the ropes where Asikainen brutally attacked to the head and body forcing a referee’s stoppage.

In the co-feature, unbeaten light welterweight Denis Shafikov (25-0, 14 KOs) outpointed Peter Semo (19-6, 14 KOs) over eight by scores of 79-73, 79-73 and 80-72.

Lightweight Edis Tatli (12-0, 2 KOs) defeated Rudy Encarnacion (21-18-2, 11 KOs) by eight round unanimous decision. Scores were 79-74, 77-75, 77-75. Encarnacion had a point deducted for a low blow.

Super middleweight Niko Jokinen (11-0, 4 KOs) dropped Ivan Maslov (6-5-1, 0 KOs) in round four and landed good punches in every round en route to a six round 60-54, 60-53, 59-54 win.

Welterweight Jussi Koivula (6-0, 3 KOs) outpointed Vatche Wartanian (9-3-3, 2 KOs) over six by scores of 60-54, 60-56, 60-53.

Female super featherweight Eva Wahlstrom (3-0, 2 KOs) stopped debuting Nadezhda Manakova in round fiv

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