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Sheikh Fahad continues winning spree

Sheikh Fahad continues winning spree

Tribune News Network
Doha
Showing heart for a worthy cause and the guts of a true blue professional boxer, Qatar’s Sheikh Fahad bin Khalid al Thani scored a technical knockout over Romanian veteran Marius Petre Sorin on Saturday to continue his winning spree in Leon, Spain.
This was the 11th straight win for Sheikh Fahad, who made his pro-boxing debut in May 2016.
This time the bout, however, was to support Spanish boxer Saul Tejada.
Tejada, a double Spanish champion, suffered a haemorrhage during his bantamweight title defence bout in October 2016, after which he was in coma for months fighting for his life.
The proceeds from the bout will go towards his treatment.
Sheikh Fahad’s long-time trainer Franck Bohec guided him during the bout. “It was the first time for Franck to be in charge as the head coach, and I performed really well,” Shekih Fahad was quoted as saying.
“I didn’t really focus on power punches. I was just timing and dictating throughout and let the shots land.”
In the second round of the super welterweight contest, Sheikh Fahad caught the Romanian orthodox, who was in action in Spain for the first time in his 47-bout career, with a quick left upper cut to make the bell toll for his opponent.
“I followed it up with a body shot, and a slew of punches thereafter.
Referee halted the contest, and while he got back up, the three knockdown rule came into play,” Sheikh Fahad said.
According to the rule, once the opponent has been knocked down thrice in a round, it’s over.
Sheikh Fahad will be back in action in September in Madrid for his third bout this year, having already beaten a Romanian southpaw, Marius Racaru, in March in Valladolid, Spain.
Sheikh Fahad made a winning debut against Hungary’s Bela Sandor in May 2016 and has since beaten a string of Romanians, including Adrian Parlogea (thrice), Gheorghe Ghiompirica (twice), Racaru (twice) Ionut Bogheanu and Dumitru Nicu Manea.

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