1995-06-25 Kostya Tszyu w pts 12 Roger Mayweather, Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia - IBF

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1995-06-25 [[Kostya Tszyu]] w pts 12 [[Roger Mayweather]], Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia - IBF. Referee: Billy Males. Scorecards: 119-109, 118-110, 118-110. With a massive reach advantage, the challenger was able to keep Tszyu (139½) at bay for long periods, but it was merely a defensive strategy and having done so much running in the earlier rounds he tired well before the end. Despite being cut over the left eye, Tszyu won almost every round when sending in a variety of punches and although he never quite solved the style of Mayweather (140) as the latter slowed he upped the pace before coasting to the final bell.   
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1995-06-25 [[Kostya Tszyu]] w pts 12 [[Roger Mayweather]], Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia - IBF. Referee: Billy Males. Scorecards: 119-109, 118-110, 118-110. With a massive reach advantage the challenger was able to keep Tszyu (139½) at bay for long periods, but having done so much running in the earlier rounds he tired well before the end. Despite being cut over the left eye Tszyu won almost every round when sending in a variety of punches, and although he never quite solved the style of Mayweather (140) as the latter slowed he upped the pace before coasting to the final bell.   
  
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Latest revision as of 16:25, 2 May 2013

1995-06-25 Kostya Tszyu w pts 12 Roger Mayweather, Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia - IBF. Referee: Billy Males. Scorecards: 119-109, 118-110, 118-110. With a massive reach advantage the challenger was able to keep Tszyu (139½) at bay for long periods, but having done so much running in the earlier rounds he tired well before the end. Despite being cut over the left eye Tszyu won almost every round when sending in a variety of punches, and although he never quite solved the style of Mayweather (140) as the latter slowed he upped the pace before coasting to the final bell.

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