Ola Afolabi vs. Valery Brudov
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2012-03-03 : Ola Afolabi 199 lbs beat Valery Brudov 186¼ lbs by RTD at 3:00 in round 5 of 12
- Location: ESPRIT arena, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
- Referee: Genaro Rodriguez
- Judge: Clark Sammartino
- Judge: Luis Pabon
- Judge: Manuel Maritxalar
- Interim WBO Cruiserweight Title (vacant)
- Afolabi, 19-2-3, 9 kayos, knocked down Brudov in the third and the fifth rounds, then battered Brudov, 39-4, 28 kayos, a bloody beating with both hands, forcing the referee to stop it.
- Afolabi entered as the WBO # 1 cruiserweight contender, while Brudov entered as the WBO # 8 cruiserweight contender.
- Afolabi, who lost a previous world title bout to Marco Huck with two of the scorecards reading 113-115, wins the WBO World Cruiserweight title in second try and qualified for a return bout with Huck.
- Interim WBO title bout caused by Marco Huck moving up to heavyweight to fight WBA Heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin one week earlier,decision loss.
- Huck had one week after this bout to return to cruiserweight and defend the WBO or stay at heavyweight and vacate the title, meaning Afolabi would become full champion.