Orebro, Sweden - The first professional boxing event in Sweden for 18 months went ahead tonight (July 10) at Tegelbruket in Orebro promoted by Fight Life headed by Kamran Kabinejad.

With strict COVID-19 related restrictions in effect there was only a small crowd allowed with the event streamed live.

In the main fight, heavyweight Pezhman Seifkhani (now 12-0 and not the 11-0 boxrec will tell you) stopped out of shape Bulgarian Milan Paunov (5-8 or 8-8 depending on how you count) 26 seconds into the fourth round. Paunov was hurt by a body punch late in the third, took a standing eight count and never recovered. As Seifkhani poured it on Paunov doubled over again and it was stopped.

Super middleweight Niclas Elfstedt (10-1) outscored Tijan Kebbeh (4-2-2) over six in a fight for the vacant Swedish title (the first ever in this weight division) and won on scores of 59-55, 58-56 and 59-56.

Croatian light heavyweight Marko Calic (12-1) showed his high class as he outboxed a brave opponent in Pawel Martinyuk (5-7) in a six-rounder that was scored 60-52 on all cards. Calic is simply too good for the likes of Martinyuk.

Swedish cruiserweight champ Samo Jangirov (5-2-1) outscored Marcus Alberts (6-7-1) by a narrow margin in an eight-rounder that was the fight of the night. This was the third meeting between the two and Jangirov has won all three but this time it was close in a tough fight that could have gone either way. At the end it was scored 79-75 and 77-76 for Jangirov and 77-75 Alberts..

Polish female lightweight Karina Kopinska has a losing record but moved to 3-1 in Swedish fights with a clear win over Claire Sammit from Malta. Next up for Kopinska is marriage and she was very happy to get the win (which was well deserved).