A great holiday of professional boxing took place on February, 10th on a ring of «Conti» casino. The main duel between Ali Ismailov and Brazilian Lusiano Torres took place there. The main prize was a gold belt of champion WBO Latino in cruiser weight. Except for participants of title fight there were five more pairs of sportsmen.
This fascinating program has been organized by promo group "Collosseo", welfare fund "Creation", firm «Top Hill» and corporation "Conti Group". As the promoter of evening Alexander Yagupov has acted, the official representative from Federation of professional boxing of Russia became Vyacheslav Bikulov.
Finally Ali Ismailov and Brazilian Lusiano Torres started to fight for title WBO Latino. And before this important event applicants for a title have given press conference for Baltic news agency.
This briefing to reporters have reminded, that Ali was born on May, 8th, 1974, acted on an amateur ring, he is the master of sports of the international class of Azerbaijan, was the prize-winner of the Cup of Europe and the Cup of the world, prize-winner of championships of Europe and the world, the participant of two Olympiads (Sydney-2000 and Athens-2004). Ismailov – the long-term captain of a combined team of Azerbaijan, and debuted in professionals on December, 17th, 2004. On a professional ring has lead 8 fights, 6 victories (5 knockouts), 1 drawn game, 1 defeat. Etibar Salikhov is his trainer.
Brazilian Lusiano Torres nicknamed «Always Strong» was born on July, 1st, 1965 in Resife. In 13 years has taken a great interest in national struggle «capoeira», but has then passed in boxing.
The debut took place in professionals on September, 23rd, 1990. On a professional ring has lead 61 fight, 52 victories (35 knockouts), 9 defeats.
Torres – twice champion of Brazil, 5 times champion of South America, 8 times world champion under version WBF. At press conference he promised to beat "Russian" easily.
But in practice has appeared differently! From the very beginning of fight it became clear, what even easy hooks of Али cause big problems to the Brazilian cruiser. Over and over again Ismailov locked the opponent at ropes where spent rigid "shots" and successfully avoided counterattacks. And in the second round after successful Ismailov's combinations –Torres has appeared on a floor. Skilled Spanish referee Khose Martinez has finished the fight and fixedAli Ismailov's victory by a knockout in the second round.
Now he is the true) champion!
And still it is necessary to note, that among honourable guests of this evening in a hall were present: the son of the governor of city Sergey Matvienko, the national actor of Russia Grigory Baskin, the president of federation of boxing of Madrid Enrique Soria, and also the glorified champions of different years Jury Arbachakov, Roman Karamzin, Igor Ruzhnikov and Andrey Pestryaev.