2003-07-04 Mahyar Monshipour w co 12 Salim Medjkoune, The Futurescope, Poitiers, France - WBA
2003-07-04 Mahyar Monshipour w co 12 Salim Medjkoune, The Futurescope, Poitiers, France - WBA. Referee: Daniel Talon. Walking into the champion from the opening bell, Monshipour (119) cut down the ring well and allowed his rival no room in which to work. With heads coming together Medjkoune (120½) was docked a point in the third round, and in the fourth Monshipour was cut over the right eye. The pattern of the fight did not change though, as Monshipour furiously controlled most of the exchanges up to the ninth before Medjkoune rallied. It looked like the champion was back in the fight, but in the 12th and final round a right cross delivered with venom saw him take the full count with one minute and 23 seconds of the contest remaining.