Yigit Scores Unanimous Decision
Over Daws To Claim European Title
Anthony Yigit (19-0-1, 7 KOs) scored a unanimous points
decision over Lenny Daws (30-5-2, 11 KOs) to claim the
European Super Lightweight Championship tonight at the
Westcroft Leisure Centre in Carshalton London.
The 25 year-old from Stockholm produced a boxing master
class to dominate the British veteran in his hometown arena.
The judges scored the fight 118-110, 118-110 and 116-112 in
the favour of the Swedish fighter.
Yigit becomes the first Swede to hold the European title
since 1987 and joins an elite group of fighters to have held
the title including Harry Persson, Olle Tandberg, Ingemar
Johansson, Anders Eklund, John Andersson and Bo Hogberg.
‘’It feels amazing to be European Champion,’’ said Yigit.
‘’It still feels a little bit surreal and difficult to put
into words, but I’m very happy!
‘’Daws is very experienced fighter. We knew it was going to
be a tough fight, but I always felt like I was in control. I
followed the game plan and everything we had worked on went
well. I’m very happy with my performance, and I think I
showed that I was a level above and that I’m ready for the
‘’Now, it’s all about moving forward. First I want to defend
my title at home in Stockholm and then I want to start
challenging for World titles.’’
Said promoter Nisse Sauerland: ‘’That was a great
performance from Anthony. He went away from home into the
lion’s den and took the title from the home fighter. This is
a great achievement. He is the fist Swede to hold the title
for thirty years. Next up, will be a title defence at home