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Seferi Retains WBF Title With Impressive Knockout
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FIGHT REPORT   Photo: World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental Cruiserweight Champion Sefer "The Real Deal" Seferi.

World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental Cruiserweight Champion Sefer Seferi made a successful first defense of his title Saturday night, April 1, at the Markthalle in Burgdorf, Switzerland. With a near sell-out crowd of 1500 fans, he left no one disappointed.

Seferi effectively put an end to a fifteen-fight winning streak of Brazilian challenger Marcelo Ferreira dos Santos, scoring a fifth round knockout to improve his record to 22-1 (20). Losing for the first time since 2007, Ferreira dos Santos drops to 22-11-1 (18).

It was a competitive fight in the first four rounds, but with Seferi having the edge. In the fifth, he surprised and hurt Ferreira dos Santos in the first few seconds, but the former Brazilian and South American champion appeared to have weathered the storm as the round drew to a close.

But just before the bell sounded to end the stanza, Seferi send Ferreira dos Santos to the canvas with an explosive combination, landing to both body and head. A clearly hurt challenger failed to beat the count of referee Jozo Gabric, who waived the fight off at 2:59.

Seferi proved once again that he has massive power in both hands, which makes him a dangerous opponent for anyone. As Intercontinental Champion he is an obvious possible challenger for WBF World Cruiserweight Champion Taylor Mabika, and that fight would almost certainly also be explosive.

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