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Tajbert retains WBC belt

Eroll Popova

By Karl Freitag

WBC super featherweight champion Vitali Tajbert (20-1, 6 KOs) retained his world title via nine round technical decision over veteran Hector Velazquez (51-15-2, 35 KOs). Tajbert was cut in round one by an unintentional headbutt and the gash bled for the entire fight. In round nine it was ruled that the cut made it too dangerous for Tajbert to continue and the bout was sent to the scorecards where the champion prevailed 87-83, 88-82, 88-83.

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