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Ahlin Beats Ryba In Close Fight, Wins WBF Intercontinental
POSTED ON APRIL 14, 2024.
BY: CLIVE BAUM.
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FIGHT REPORT   Photo: Oscar Ahlin (left) edged Michal Ryba to win the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental Light Heavyweight title.
 
 

With two big punchers fighting for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental Light Heavyweight title, a stoppage for either man was more or less expected on Saturday night, April 13, in Malmo, Sweden.

But it didn't turn out that way, as Swede Oscar Ahlin and Michal Ryba from the Czech Republic went the full ten rounds in a close and competitive fight at the Quality Hotel.

Judges Ake Johansson and Mika Moisio scored the fight 97-93 and 96-94 for Ahlin, while judge Mikael Hook had it for Ryba by 96-94, making the local man the winner by split decision.

A professional since 2011, this was the most significant win to date for 34-year-old Ahlin, who improved his professional record to 26-2 (20).

Southpaw Ryba (30) had won his last eight going into this fight, and proved that he is much better than his 20-11-1 (16) record suggests. This was only his third defeat in his last seventeen outings.

The fight was the main event of a show promoted by Armand Boxing Promotions, headed by former WBO world champion Armand Kranjc.

 
 
  
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