Former WBO super middleweight champion Karoly Balzsay (21-2, 15 KOs) suffered his second straight defeat in his much anticipated comeback fight on Friday night at the Freizeit Arena in the Austrian winter sports mecca of Sölden. Unbeaten WBO super middleweight intercontinental titleholder Eduard “Eddy” Gutknecht (18-0, 7 KOs) retained his belt by taking a twelve round split decision. Scores were 115-113, 116-112 for Gutknecht and 116-113 for Balzsay.
In an important WBO bantamweight intercontinental clash, WBO #3 Zsolt Bedak scored a seventh round KO over WBO #4 Ramie Laput.
Also WBC flyweight world champion Simona Galassi (12-1, 3 KOs) outpointed Aziza Oubaita (9-2-1, 4 KOs) to successfully defend her belt. Galassi is targeting WBA/WIBF/WBO champion Susi Kentikian.