2001-06-23 Kostya Tszyu w pts 12 Oktay Urkal, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA - WBA/WBC

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2001-06-23 Kostya Tszyu w pts 12 Oktay Urkal, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA - WBA/WBC. Referee: Frank Cappuccino. Scorecards: 116-112, 115-113, 116-113. Defending both the WBC and WBA belts, Tszyu (139½) was expected to walk through Urkal (138½), but unfortunately for the champion the latter had not read the script. Starting how he meant to carry on, Urkal often embarrassed Tszyu with combination punches and quick counters while his awkward style made it difficult for the champion to fathom. Despite Tszyu being the harder puncher and the fresher in the closing stages, unable to pull away from the clever Urkal he had to be satisfied with a relatively close margin of points in his favour.