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2020-06-13
Culcay Retains WBO International Title as Boxing Returns to Germany
Pictured: Golden Jack Culcay


Yesterday, at Havelstudios in Berlin, former WBA World champion Golden Jack Culcay retained the WBO International junior middleweight title in the main event of the first boxing card held in Germany since March 19. Culcay unanimously outpointed French champion Howard Cospolite over 12 rounds.

In other bouts on the card, Marten Arsumanjan stopped EBU European Union middleweight champion Bjoern Schicke, who was making his first defense; Vincenzo Gualtieri won the vacant BDB German middleweight title with a majority decision over Alexander Pavlov; cruiserweight Artur Mann won the "battle of the Thunder men" by knocking out veteran Rad Rashid; middleweight Thomas Piccirillo outpointed Adam Amkhadov; Jama "The Hammer" Saidi, fighting as a middleweight, outpointed Jay Spencer; and super welterweights Haro Matevosyan and Said Rahimi had their bout declared a No Contest at 2:25 of the opening round.


WBO International Junior Middlewight Title-
Champion Golden Jack Culcay (IBF #7, WBO #8, WBC #11, TTR #14; 28-4, 13 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Howard Cospolite (18-8-3, 6 KOs)
- Culcay unanimously outpointed Cospolite, the reigning French national champion, by the scores of 116-112, 117-111, and 118-110.

EBU European Union Middleweight Title-
Marten Arsumanjan (10-1-1, 5 KOs)
TKO-7
Champion Bjoern Schicke (16-1-1, 7 KOs)
- Arsumanjan is a cousin of former three-time major organizational world champion Arthur Abraham.

Vacant BDB German Middleweight Title-
Vincenzo Gualtieri (15-0, 7 KOs)
Maj. Dec. 10
Alexander Pavlov (10-1, 8 KOs)
- The scores were 96-95, 96-94, and 95-95.

Cruiserweight Bout-
Artur Mann (WBO #13, WBC #23; 17-1, 9 KOs)
KO-3
Rad Rashid (18-7, 14 KOs)
- The 29-year-old "Thunderman" Mann, whose only loss was to highly ranked, defending IBO champion Kevin Lerena, holds wins over Valery Brudov, Leon Harth, and Alexey Zubov.
- "Thunder" Rashid, 40, owns a TKO-1 win over one-time WBC World light heavyweight title challenger Epifanio Mendoza.

Non-title Middleweight Bout-
Global Boxing Council Intercontinental champion Thomas Piccirillo (7-0-1, 2 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 8
Adam Amkhadov (7-1, 1 KO)

Middleweight Bout-
Jama "The Hammer" Saidi (17-1, 7 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 8
Jay Spencer (11-2, 7 KOs)
- Spencer fought and won on the March 19 card in Wuppertal, unanimously outpointing previously unbeaten Dustin Amman.
- Saidi bounced back from his only loss, a 12-round, unanimous decision to Golden Jack Culcay last November 23.

Super Welterweight Bout-
Haro Matevosyan (10-0, 1 NC, 6 KOs)
NC-1 2:25
Said Rahimi (11-4, 1 NC, 9 KOs)
- Both fighters were cut by an accidental clash of heads.


It should be noted that Germany, which experienced a widespread outbreak of the novel coronavirus, has had 187,251 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and has suffered 8,863 related fatalities.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt