Manuel Charr vs. Taras Bidenko

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Mahmoud Charr 246 lbs beat Taras Bidenko 215 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12


  • This was Charr's first fight promoted by his own Diamond Boy Promotion, created after splitting from the Universum.

Bout Summary

The fight started cautiously - Charr was behind a thick block while Bidenko moved a lot on his feet, trying to crack Charr's defense. Charr usually exploded at the end of a round but his sweeping strikes didn't have much success. The last third of the fight was more dynamic and exciting as fighters were trading blows. Bidenko was deducted a point because his mouth guard fell out 4 times during the fight. Overall Bidenko looked more active and landed a lot more shots, but judges considered Charr's rare hits more significant and awarded the victory to Manuel: all three judges scored the bout 116-111. With this win, Manuel became the WBC International Silver champion. In a post-fight interview, Manuel Charr claimed to have injured his elbow in the fourth round.[1]