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Pictured: Khalid El Hadri

Yesterday, the first professional boxing card to be held in France since March 7 took place at the Cirque Bormann in Paris. French champions Khalid El Hadri and Christ Esabe, 2016 Olympian Anauel Ngamissengue, Milan Prat, and the Boufoudis, Medi and Mevy, all emerged with victories.

Non-title Lightweight Bout-
French super featherweight champion Khalid El Hadri (8-0, 5 KOs)
Nestor Maradiaga (8-7-1, 4 KOs)
- El Hadri dominated the Italy-based Nicaraguan until referee Smail Alitouche waved it off.

Non-title Super Featherweight Bout-
French featherweight champion Christ "Little T" Esabe (6-0, 1 KO)<
Unan. Dec. 6
Carlos Stephan Cossio (8-6-2, 2 KOs)
- In his four bouts prior to this one, Cossio, a France-based native of Peru, had compiled a record of 3-0-1.
- Esabe continued to impress, winning by the scores of 60-54, 59-55, and 60-54.

Middleweight Bout-
Anauel Ngamissengue (5-0, 3 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 6
Kevin Bertogal (8-40-5, 0 KOs)
- Ngamissengue, who represented the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 2016 Olympics and who now resides in Monte Carlo, Monaco, won by the scores of 59-53, 59-54, and 60-53.

Super Welterweight Bout-
Milan Prat (6-0, 3 KOs)
Jonathan Okito (4-3-1, 3 KOs)
- Prat landed a brutal barrage of shots, dropping Okito and and causing referee Ali Oubaali, the former super lightweight contender, to immediately call an end to the contest.

Middleweight Bout-
Medi Boufoudi (5-0-1, 3 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 4
Jonathan Kinner (1-6-1, 0 KOs)
- Medi Boufoudi, who made his debut as a middleweight in this match after previously fighting as a welterweight, won by three 40-36 scores.

Welterweight Bout-
Mevy Boufoudi (4-0, 2 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 4
Raphael Boquet (2-21-1, 1 KO)
- Mevy Boufoudi won by the scores of 39-37, 40-36, and 40-36.
Article By: Ken Pollitt