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Ikeke outpoints Marks to retain title

Ikeke outpoints Marks to retain title

Nigeria's Kingsley Ikeke successfully defended his North American Boxing Association super middleweight title Saturday, overcoming a sluggish start to outpoint Zane Marks in a split decision.
Two judges scored the fight 97-93 for Ikeke, while the other had it a 95-95 draw.
Ikeke, who lives in Los Angeles, won his fourth straight fight to improve to 27-3-0.
Marks (17-5) came out the aggressor, immediately getting Ikeke onto the ropes and commanding the first round. Marks maintained his edge in the second before Ikeke seemed to find a groove and take the lead in attacking through the fourth, fifth and sixth.
Ikeke regained the edge in the final two rounds.


Updated : 2021-04-18 07:41 GMT+08:00