â€¢Stops Finlandâ€™s Tuominen in third round â€‹
World Boxing Federation Junior Middleweight champion, Nigeriaâ€™s Gifted Cole Chiori, last Saturday in Atlanta Georgia added the Global Boxing Federation title to his haul after stopping Finlandâ€™s Teemu Hannes Tuominen in the third round of the scheduled 10-round bout.
In a chat with THISDAY after his victory, Chiori said his plan was to stop his opponent in the sixth round but his punches were too heavy for him and hence he kissed the canvass in the third round.
â€œMy plan was to stop him in the sixth round but I guess my punches were too heavy for him, which was why he went down in the third round and could not get up. He first kissed the canvass in the second round but managed to get up but could not get up in the third,â€ Chiori said.
The Ajegunle-born boxer who is expected to have another fight in August this year said he was grateful to the Africans and particularly Nigerians who trooped out in their large numbers to support him.
Chioriâ€™s whose record now stands at 14-0 however said Touminen was a tested boxer and a worthy opponent.
The fight which was promoted by E Butt Promotions and Bishop Entertainment was powered by Achievas Entertainment.
Chiori defeated German opponent, Tom Reiche, to retain his WBF Junior Middleweight title after he stopped him in the fourth round.