By Lawrence Clarke Russam
Congratulations to Keywan Sefari for his spectacular KO victory over formidable opponent, Abbas Hashemi Nasab’ who fought with honour and admirable bravery.
This contest was the first ever professional boxing title fight in Iranian boxing history. It was for the Iran National Cruiserweight Championship. Keywan Sefari, the younger of the two fighters won by way of knockout in the 7th round with a stunning right hook.
This historic event was hosted and organised by the Iran Boxing Council.
Thanks to both fighters for their courage, honour and mutual respect. And tremendous gratitude to Mauricio Sulaiman, Patrick Cusick and the WBC for their unrelenting support for boxing in Iran.
This event was made possible by Reza Djabbarpoor on behalf of Iran Boxing Council and Kevin P. Noone and the Asian Boxing Council. Special thanks must go to Reza Djabbarpoor, whose dedicated perseverance has made this historic event possible.
A milestone for Iran Boxing Council, which continues its pioneering work to integrate professional boxing into the mainstream in Iran.
Join us in offering our thanks to all those ring officials, referees and supervisors who oversaw this bout, making it a safe and well ajudicated contest.