Now former WBC super featherweight titleholder Vitali Tajbert has commented on losing his title to Takahiro Aoh today in Nagoya, Japan.
“This was the first knockdown of my career,” said Tajbert. “That didn’t impress me or rattle me. Worse was that I injured my right hand with a punch in the second round. I definitely want a rematch. With two hands I would have defeated Aoh. Aoh brought a lot of pressure, so it was difficult to defeat him with only one hand. I hope he is fair and gives me a rematch. When he was still in the ring he said that he didn’t feel like a champion.”
Tajbert’s promoter Dietmar Poszwa added, “On the right side of Aoh’s face we saw what the left hooks from Vitali did. It was completely swollen. Both will now undergo a medical examination, but compliments and congratulations to Aoh. Too bad that Vitali hurt his hand. His right hand was very, very good in the first two rounds. If he hadn’t been injured the result would have been in his favor. The next step is waiting for Aoh-Humberto Gutierrez, the mandatory challengers. Only then would a rematch be possible. We want this very much.”
Tajbert will return tomorrow to his hometown of Stuttgart, Germany.