BANTAMWEIGHT 56 KG - THURSDAY, 15 JANUARY (20:00 GMT+1)
Location: Paris – Venue: Palais des sports Marcel-Cerdan
In the first bout to determine an APB title challenger, Argentine Alberto Melian maintained his undefeated record in the competition with a close win over China’s Jiawei Zhang.
Hometown hero and Olympic silver medalist Khedafi Djelkhir (FRA) used the experience of his 16 undefeated professional contests as he dominated Brazil’s Robenilson Vieira De Jesus to set up a rematch with Alberto Melian in the Bantamweight title match. The French star caused a standing eight count to his rival in the last round, and the judges had him winning widely.
- 20:00: Benson NJANGIRU (KEN) W.O. vs Sergey VODOPIYANOV (RUS)
- 20:30: Yoni BLANCO (VEN) vs Javid CHALABIYEV (AZE) W.P. (55:59/ 55:59/ 54:60)
- 21:00: Alberto MELIAN (ARG) W.P. (58:56/ 58:56/ 58:56) vs Jiawei ZHANG (CHN)
- 21:30: Khedafi DJELKHIR (FRA) W.P. (60:52/ 60:54/ 60:53) vs Robenilson VIEIRA DE JESUS (BRA)