Manuel Charr vs. Alexander Ustinov
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Mahmoud Charr 230 lbs beat Aleksandr Ustinov 279 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Date: 2017-11-25
- Location: Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
- Referee: Tony Weeks
- Judge: Stanley Christodoulou 115-112
- Judge: Stefano Carozza 115-111
- Judge: John Poturaj 116-111
- Promoter: Christian Jager & Vladimir Hryunov
- Aired On: BoxNation, Russian Match TV, Sky Sports (Germany)
- Ring Announcer: Kai Paetzmann
- vacant WBA World heavyweight title
- The WBA confirmed hours before that this bout would take place for the WBA World heavyweight title and the winner must face Fres Oquendo (who hasn't fought since 2014) in a mandatory defence.
- Ustinov down once in round eight.
- Charr is Germany's first world heavyweight champion since Max Schmeling reigned from 1930-1932. Although the legitimacy of the 'Regular' champion is in question, while Anthony Joshua is the 'Super' champion.
- Charr also became Lebanons first ever world champion.
- "What can I say, Germany - we are world champions. I dedicate this title to Germany, the country which gave me a chance and built me up. This is my gift to you all." - Manuel Charr