Norwegian cruiserweight "King '' Kai Robin Havnaa (18-0) knocked out Egyptian Hany Atiyo (an inflated 18-8) 1.12 into the third round of scheduled eight-rounder that headlined Norway Box Promotion's show at a sold out Chateu Neuf in Oslo.
Havnaa took a long time to warm up and his rather inept opponent whaled away the best he could. In the third "King '' Kai went to work though and slugged it out with Atiyo who went down the moment he was hit with a solid punch. Once the count was completed and the fight resumed Havnaa knocked out "The Egyptian Hurricane" with a big overhand right. It was a pretty bad knockout and it took some time to revive Atiyo.
In the co-feature super featherweight Bernard Torres (17-1) stopped Venezuelan Christian Avila (18-8-1)in the eighth and final round. Torres kept a fast pace and outworked his brave but outclassed opponent in every round of a fight that could have been stopped earlier.
Fight of the night was the Scandinavian showdown between welterweights Jamshid Nazari (9-1) from Norway and Dane Frank Madsen (7-4) - with Nazari winning a majority decision after a hard fought six-rounder.
Italian cruiserweight Fabio Turchi (21-2) meets Australian Floyd Masson (12-0) on April 1 in Brisbane with the vacant IBO title at stake. Turchi lost to Richard Riakporhe last year but bounced back with a win over Stefan Mihailov just six weeks later but tested positive for a forbidden substance and faced a suspension but was acquitted of the charges.
Italian super featherweight Michael Magnesi (21-1) squares off against Dominican Eridson Garcia (17-0) on March 31 in Rome with the vacant WBC International title at stake. Magnesi lost the IBO title to Anthony Cacace in his last fight on a disputed split decision.