25 Oct 2014

M'Baye claims vacant WBA crown

3 Sep 2006 00:08       hits 3919 Print version

Souleymane M'Baye claimed the vacant WBA junior-welterweight title at the Reebok Arena in Bolton, England on Saturday night when he stopped Raul Balbi in the fourth round.

The 32 year-old Argentine boxer was floored twice, once in the second round and again in the fourth session. Referee Paul Thomas called a halt to the fight shortly after the second knockdown.

M'baye improves to 35-1-(20), while Balbi falls to 54-8-1-(37)

prev. news
  Peter 257, Toney 233
next news
Woods wins a thriller against Johnson   

News: Souleymane Mbaye

RSS News: Souleymane Mbaye
Ismael El Massoudi Beats Souleymane MBaye, WBA Belt 15 Jul 2011 18:14

Ismael El Massoudi Beats Souleymane MBaye, WBA Belt

Souleymane MBaye WBA interim title reign ended in a disappointing disaster at Jamaa El Fna in Morocco. The former WBA light welterweight titlist (now 39-4-1, 21 KOs) was winning up until the midway point of his latest defense against determined local contender Ismael El Massoudi (36-3, 14 KOs) read more ...
Team Khurtsidze File a Protest: NJikam Loss, Anti-Doping 3 Nov 2010 12:52

Team Khurtsidze File a Protest: NJikam Loss, Anti-Doping

A recent contest for the vacant WBA interim middleweight belt (WBA super champion is German Felix Sturm, WBA regular titleholder is Kazakh Gennady Golovkin) turned out to be an instant classic and one of the worthiest (yet obscure at the same time) candidates for a Fight of the Year prize in 2010. Battling in front of a partisan home crowd at Palais des Sports Porte de Versailles in Paris, France read more ...
MBaye wins WBA interim belt 29 May 2010 10:46

MBaye wins WBA interim belt

Former WBA jr welter champ Souleymane Mbaye (39-3-1, 21 KOs) won the vacant WBA interim welterweight title with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Antonin Decarie (23-1, 7 KOs) on Friday night at the Palais des Sport Marcel Cerdan in Paris, France. Scores were 116-112, 116-112 and 116-113. MBaye dropped Decarie in round four. Nice win for the personable 35-year-old Levallois fighter MBaye, who relinquished his European 140lb title to fight for the world belt in a higher weight division read more ...
Universum protests decision! 11 Mar 2007 14:32

Universum protests decision!

Universum Box-Promotion will file an immediate protest over the result of Saturday's highly controversial WBA super lightweight title fight between WBA champion Souleyman M'Baye and mandatory challenger Andreas Kotelnik in Liverpool. M'Baye retained his belt with a draw in a bout most felt Kotelnik had won. It is Universum's second protest in regard to the fight. Before the bout, Universum had protested the WBA's selection read more ...
M'Baye, Kotelnik ends in draw! 11 Mar 2007 02:17

M'Baye, Kotelnik ends in draw!

WBA super lightweight champion Souleymane M'Baye (35-1-1, 20 KOs) narrowly retained his title with a controversial draw against mandatory challenger Andreas Kotelnik (27-2-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Liverpool Olympia in Liverpool, England. Kotelnik was ahead 117-112 on one card, M'Baye prevailed 115-114 on the second card and the third card was 114-114. All three judges were British. Many boos were heard in the 1,800 seat read more ...
Kotelnik set for MBaye rematch! 9 Mar 2007 20:37

Kotelnik set for MBaye rematch!

Another chance for a Universum fighter to become world champion. #1 rated jr welterweight Andreas Kotelnik (27-2, 12 KOs) will try to take away the WBA world title belt of current Champion Souleymane M´Baye (35-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday in Liverpool. The 29-year-old mandatory challenger Kotelnik will be facing M'Baye for the second time. He lost a controversial split decision in an October 2004 world title eliminator. "In my first fight against M'Baye, I read more ...
M'baye-Kotelnik heads to Great Britain!
17 Jan 2007 01:13

M'baye-Kotelnik heads to Great Britain!

Promoter Frank Warren won the bidding war to stage Souleymane MBayes WBA light welterweight title defense against Andreas Kotelnik when purse bids were opened at the WBA headquarters in Panama City today. read more ...