“It was a hard won victory,” Novák said about the 30th overall victory in his career (with three defeats). “The rival in the finals was my most difficult in my entire life,” he added, as quoted by the Denník N daily.
Novák, representing the Hanuman Gym in Bratislava, had a slower start and Cangelosi initially had better movements, was more precise and had dangerous high-kicks after turns. However, Novák in the last three rounds, aware of being behind in points, pushed the Italian into the defensive and finally won 2:1.
Another Slovak fighter, Jakub Benko, lost to Polish Alexander Kruk K.O. in the third round.
20. Apr 2015 at 13:35 | Compiled by Spectator staff