With a sold out crowd of 1500 spectators at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany, defending World Boxing Federation International Light Heavyweight Champion Denis Simcic retained his title with a unanimous decision over Czech challenger Tomas Adamek.
Judges Zoltan Enyedi of Hungary, Lachzen Oumghar from the Netherlands and Germany’s Frank Michael Maass scored the contest 97-93, 98-92 and 97-93 respectively. Referee was Zbiniew Lagosz from Poland.
The bout started with both boxing somewhat cautiously behind tight guards, but with Simcic the busier of the two. While the defense of Adamek seemed difficult for Simcic to penetrate, he found more and more success as the rounds went on.
Adamek had his moments and was dangerous with his sneaky counter-attacks, but Simcic put on a clever, if not spectacular, performance and while he didn’t win all rounds he appeared to have the fight under control all the way.
Both fought to win, Simcic could never relax, but the defending champion was just the better man and a deserved winner after ten good rounds. Simcic improved his professional record to 27-1 (14), and Adamek fell to 17-6-1 (7).
The fight was promoted by SES Boxing, and aired live throughout Germany on Sport1, while TV Slovenia broadcasted in Simcic’s birth-country.