Boxing Result

Sylvester stops Lyell in 10th

In his first title defense, IBF middleweight champion Sebastian Sylvester (33-3, 16 KOs) scores a 10th round TKO over late sub Billy Lyell (21-8, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the Jahnsportforum in snowy Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Sylvester was technically better from the opening bell as he pressed the action with little regard for Lyell’s power. After two one-sided rounds, Lyell upped his punch output in round three and as a result was able to keep Sylvester from teeing off so much. By round seven, however, Lyell was clearly slowing down and Sylvester became more and more dominant. Referee Earl Brown stopped it in the tenth at :37 when Lyell’s trainer Jack Lowe pulled his man out by waving a towel. Lyell took the bout on short notice after Sylvester’s original opponent Pablo Navascues tested positive for banned substances.
In an exciting fight, unbeaten heavyweight Robert Helenius (11-0, 7 KOs) impressively stepped up in class with an eight round thrashing of former WBO world champion Lamon Brewster (35-6, 30 KOs). The 6′6½ Helinius dropped Brewster in round two with a right to the chin and slowly broke him down as the bout progressed. The bout ended in round eight with Brewster taking heavy punishment. Time was 2:31.
Unbeaten heavyweight Edmund Gerber (10-0, 7 KOs) surprisingly crushed Rene Dettweiler (25-3, 12 KOs) in round two. The bout was waved off by referee Ingo Barabas after Dettweiler was savaged by a series of right hands that sent him crashing to the deck. Time was :41.
Unbeaten light heavyweight Karo Murat (21-0, 13 KOs) made short work of Sean Corbin (13-2, 9 KOs). Murat put Corbin on the canvas twice before the bout was halted at 2:41 of round two. Murat impressively retained his WBO Inter-Continental title.
Heavyweight prospect Kubrat Pulev (5-0, 3 KOs) pulled off by far the biggest win of his fledgling career with a stunning fourth round TKO over 43-year-old British KO artist Matt Skelton, who drops down to 22-5 with 19 KOs.
Unbeaten junior middleweight Nick Klappert (12-0, 8 KOs) has few problems dispatching jourbeyman Janos Petrovics (18-32, 8 KOs) after 2:54 minutes of the third round. The bout was waved off after Petrovics was sent to the deck by a right hand.
Middleweight Jürgen Doberstein (8-1-1, 2 KOs) outpointed Abdelouahed Ben Lelly (6-10, 2 KOs) over six rounds.
Unbeaten cruiserweight Dustin Dirks moved to 13-0 with 8 KOs after a fifth round stoppage of Juan Manuel Garay (18-9, 11 KOs). Dirks was in command all the way before the bout was waved off at 48 seconds of the fifth.

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