Khegay held the first full 12-round bout.
Ukrainian Arnold Khegai lost to Stephen Fulton in new York, the battle for the title of world champion under version IBO and the status of mandatory Challenger for the WBO lines, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Корреспондент.net.
Traditionally for yourself Khegay from the start went forward, working the first number. Fulton acted on the counterattack.
After two rounds in the exploration, in the third round Khegay twice sent Fulton to the canvas, but both times did fighting techniques, not after impact.
In the fourth round Khegay told clean blow to the head of Fulton, but the opponent has sustained. In the fifth round the American took the initiative and began to throw strikes and more likely to fall.
By the time Khegay lost speed, but his opponent was already figured out. Until the end of the fight the Ukrainian was only one positive point – in the 11th round of the Arnold bad hit, but to build on the success he has failed.
In the end the fight went all the allotted 12 rounds, at the end of which the judges gave the victory to Steven Fulton 116:112, 117:111, 117:111.