WBC #2 Stéphane Jamoye successfully defended his EBU bantamweight title tonight in Herstal stopping Brit Ashley Sexton in 8 rounds. Stéphane Jamoye inproved his record to 25-3-0(15). It is only Sexton’s 2nd defeat in 18 fights with a 14-2-2(5) record and was rated #7 as 5th Brit in the EBU ratings. It was quite even in the first 4 rounds with the local fighter edging the rounds on the scorecards. The visitor won the 5th but was deducted a point in round 6 for holding. Sexton went down at the end of the 7th from a left to the body. Jamoye felt that he could end the fight and continued in round 8th. Sexton was down again from the first punch in round 8 and referee Robin Dolpierre made a well timed stoppage moments later. Jamoye’s will now have to face his official challenger who is Zhanat Zhakiyanov (19-1-0/12) from Kazakhstan.
Brother Steve Jamoye (13-0-0/2) earned a hard fought 10 rounds unanimous points decision against Mexican Luis Solis (11-2-4/9). Steve won the WBC Youth Silver Light Welterweight title. Steve took the initiative from the start winning the first 3 rounds. In round 4 the Mexican visitor hurt the local fighter with a tremendous left to the body. Jamoye survived only just and was lucky to hear the bell moments later. Steve Jamoye went back to business from round 5. Solis looked tired in rounds 6 and 7 but came back to hurt Jamoye again in round 8. The last 3 rounds were hard fought. Jamoye wobbled from a long left at the start of the 10th round. Jamoye runned around and survived. It was scored 97-93, 97-93, 99-92. Referee was Daniel Van de Wiele. Steve Jamoye could be facing compatriot Jean Pierre Bauwens in the near future if the latter wins the EBU-EU title next April 19. It would the 1st all Belgian EBU-EU title fight ever!
Sabrina Giulina inproved to 11-0-0/1 but disappointed and had to go the full distance against Dalia Vasarhelyi from Hungary. The visitor came into the fight with a 3-1 record all over 4×2. Sabrina’s EBU Female Light Welterweight was on the line. Referee was Robert Verwijs.
Michael Recloux WUD08 Jessy Moreaux (Moreaux announced his retirement from boxing)
Alexandru Jur WUD06 Fabrice Clement
Jeremu Becu WKO01 Jean Torac
Promoter was Mirco Giuliani of Promotion BC GMG Visé.