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


  • 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