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Tomáš “The Kid” Kovács becomes European WBO champion

Slovak light heavyweight boxer Tomáš Kovács remained unbeaten in the professional ring as on February 25 he defeated Hamza Wandera from Uganda in the Nitra Sports Hall in 12 rounds and became the European WBO (World Boxing Organisation) champion in his category, the SITA newswire reported. The African boxer lives in Sweden and was eligible to fight for the European title, SITA noted.

Slovak light heavyweight boxer Tomáš Kovács remained unbeaten in the professional ring as on February 25 he defeated Hamza Wandera from Uganda in the Nitra Sports Hall in 12 rounds and became the European WBO (World Boxing Organisation) champion in his category, the SITA newswire reported. The African boxer lives in Sweden and was eligible to fight for the European title, SITA noted.

The match ended with the final score of 2:1, meaning the referees found Kovács slightly better from the point of technique and precise punches even though the Slovak boxer was knocked down twice in the last round.

SITA wrote that the match was dramatic and not as easy as Kovács originally expected. After 19 matches in the professional boxing ring, Kovács can boast only victories, with 13 of them coming even before the end of the match.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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