(September 16, 2022) – Shefat Isufi is still the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Light Heavyweight champion after retaining his title on Friday night at the Rudolf Weber Arena in Oberhausen, Germany.
Isufi (32) took on hard-as-nails Canadian Ryan Ford, and after a close and entertaining encounter he emerged victorious by unanimous decision.
All three judges saw it the same: 115-113 for the defending champion, who improved his professional record to 36-4-2 (24). Ford, a former UBO World and WBC International Silver titlist, drops to 17-8 (12).
Isufi had won the WBF World title last April when he out-scored Bulgarian Grigor Saruhanian, and was making his first title-defense.
The fight headlined a card promoted by Alexander Petkovic.