Arthur Abraham has been defended his middleweight belt with a technical knockout of fellow German Mahir Oral in the 10th round on Saturday.Abraham has improved his record to 30-0 with his 10th consecutive defense of the IBF belt, though none has been against top-level challengers since he won the title in December 2005. Kelly Pavlik, however, is the lineal champion at 160 pounds by virtue of his knockout of Jermain Taylor in 2007.American-born Abraham knocked down Oral in the fourth, sixth and 10th rounds, the last forcing the referee to call the fight.The defeat was Oral's first in 19 bouts since his only previous loss, to Malik Dziarra in 2004.Rounds that ever happened
On 21st heavyweight title fight climbed the question of whether it must be considered a nine rounds win for Wladimir Klitschko or a stoppage in the 10th.Michael Buffer said that,The bell rang for the beginning of round number 10, which to some would indicate that this was a 10th-round stoppage although Ruslan Chagaev did not leave his corner.For me, its clear. If a fighter has not answered the bell, the fight ends in the last completed round.This sort of thing is particularly important to players who wager on a fight ending in a specific round, or group of rounds.player who wagered on Klitschko winning in the 10th round, or in rounds 10 to 12 in a round-group wager, could have his fingers crossed that his sportsbook agreed with a 10th-round ending.For a player who took a shot on Klitschko winning in round nine, or had him in the 7-9 round-group wager, the hope would be that his book would consider Saturday's fight a ninth-round stoppage.Statisticians have been inconsistent in how corner retirements should be recorded.
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