Christian Mbele defeated Rohan Murdock in Canada

Frenchman Christian Mbele remained unbeaten and maintained his World Boxing Council (WBC) Americas continental title, defeating the brave Australian Rohan Murdock by technical knockout at the end of the sixth round, in the semi-main event of the card. Beterbiev vs. Smith, which took place on Saturday night at the Videotron Center in Canada.

Mbele dominated the fight. He was superior to Murdock at all times, but the Australian showed tremendous courage, did not stop throwing punches and withstood the attacks in every round. In the fifth match, Mbele hit Murdock, and was about to knock him out, but he withstood all the beating.

At the sixth, Murdock was responding, but Mbele's hesitation was higher, and the Australian's corner decided to go out at the end of the sixth round, because the punishment was sufficient.

“Tonight I sent a message. I am the recipient of the department,” Mbele said. “That is what the message was today.”

“Canelo is the best. Everyone knows. But now I want to show that I am the best in the division. My goal is to fight him. “I will do anything to fight him.”

“Murdock is strong. He withstood all my good shots. But for me, I thought I would finish it in one more round. But his team finished the fight. He’s a good boxer, but I’m the better one today.”

With this victory, Mbele raised his score to 26-0, including 22 by knockout. He has been confirmed as a potential world title contender in the super middleweight division, which is dominated by Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. For his part, Murdock fell to 27-3, including 19 by knockout.

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