By Christian Chataignier
Former world champion Mahyar Monshipour (30-3-2, 20 KOs) won the second fight of his comeback at bantamweight, beating Sean Hughes (15-9-1, 1 KO) by an eighth round stoppage on Saturday evening at the Palais des Sports in Pau, France. After the first two rounds, Monshipour began his usual torrid pace with a lot of work to the body, breaking down Hughes progressively. The Frenchman connected with beautiful combinations with both hands. Finally, at the beginning of the eighth round, the referee Jerome Lades stepped in to stop the beating.
In another notable fight, super bantamweight Daniel Sassou Kodjo (27-14-4, 7 KOs) dominated Hungarian Zsolt Nagy (12-6, 5 KOs), getting a unanimous decision after ten rounds.