German boxer Manuel Charr became World Boxing Association (WBA) Heavyweight
Champion after beating Russian Alexander Ustinov by unanimous decision in
Oberhausen, Germany, on Saturday night.
Both began the fight looking to exchange punches. However, Charr started
raising his level and connecting the best punches. Thus, he managed to make
the Russian stagger in the seventh round and knock him down in the eighth,
which undoubtedly gave him an advantage on the judge’s cards.
The judges voted as follows: 115-111, 116-111 and 115-112, in favor of
Charr, who has a new record of 31 victories, 4 defeats, and 17 knockouts.
Now, the new WBA Champion’s team must negotiate with Puerto Rican Fres
Oquendo. Both fighters must reach an agreement before December 22 or the
fight will be called to a purse bid.