December 12, 2021 Andranik Hakobyan is the new World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental Welterweight champion after winning the vacant title on Saturday, December 11.
At the TrafoHalle in Baden, Switzerland, Hakobyan scored a wide unanimous decision over previously undefeated Italian Alessandro Fersula.
Judges Armin Bracher and Monika Hofmann scored it 100-90, while judge Marcel Werder had it 99-91, giving one round to Fersula.
Hakobyan, born in Armenia but now a Swiss national, improved his professional record to 16-1-2 (6). Fersula falls to 6-1 (1).
Also on Saturday, at the Boxclub Home of Champions in Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany, Romanian Victor Ionascu won the vacant WBF Intercontinental Super Welterweight title.
Frankfurt-based Ionascu scored a sixth round technical knockout, when Hungarian co-challenger Oszkar Fiko could not continue due to a ruptured eardrum.
With the victory, Ionascu took his professional record to 10-1 (7), while Fiko is now 34-34-1 (17).