Berlin, Germany - Local hero Mike Jaede moved to 19-0 when he won a somewhat lucky win over Georgian journeyman Pataa Varduashvili, who retired with a hand injury early in the third round.
It was an unfortunate ending to an interesting fight that was pretty even when it was stopped. Jaede was cut in the second round and appeared to be short on gas and it seemed like he was having problems with his experienced and wild swinging opponent. But as it was Varduashvili shook his right hand and called it a day and that was that.
At stake was the vacant GBC super middle title as Jaede came in too heavy for the planned defense of the GBC middleweight title he won 18 months ago. The GBC, a small and flexible organization then made the fight for its vacant super middleweight title.
The remaining 13 fights on Troja Boxing's show at the sold out Columbia Theatre were all scheduled for four rounds. Danish-Ukrainian debutant Denys Pesotskyy looked good as he stopped Abel-Charli Marta (0-2).
There was also a bad knockout as English debutant Jordan Hammonds took out his compatriot Zahir Bennett, who by BoxRec has 0-5 record but he has fought on the "unlicensed circuit" on the British islands and there are more fights and more losses that hasn't been recorded. Bennett left the ring on a stretcher and was taken to a nearby hospital and was reported to be relatively okay but the fact that we still in 2023 have problems with incomplete records, no unified rules for suspensions etcetera are pretty disturbing.
Another Englishman, Daniel Coker, was stopped against local man Justin Hoffmann and his punch resistance looked very poor.
Swedish super lightweight / lightweight Anthony Yigit (26-2-1) is getting ready to fight Keyshawn Davis (7-0) April 8 in Newark, New Jersey.
Yigit has been training at home in Stockholm, sparring with local fighters with Erik Skoglund as coach.
Team Yigit leaves for the United States on April 2 and Anthony reports that he and Skoglund have worked out a good gameplan and are confident of winning.