Trilogy Fight Ends in Split Draw
The trilogy fight between Ijaz Ahmed (10-2-2, KO1) and Quaise Khademi (8-1-2, KO2) couldn’t be separated yet again as the pair fought to a split draw. The British super flyweight title was on the line at the Telford International centre (11.6.22) live on BT sports. After another back and fourth contest where it would come down to what you liked as Ahmed forced the fight with good pressure boxing and Khademi fought on the back foot with some great counters and good movement there was really not much between the to fighters. Khademi had a point deduction in the ninth round for his continuous holding but won the round as he stepped up the pace. The two fighters again couldn’t be separated with judge Howard Foster scoring it 115 to 112 to Ahmed, Terry O’Connor scored it 114 to 113 Khademi and Phil Edwards scoring 114 to 114 deeming it a split draw.
Another great contest between these two top boxers who both must be frustrated with the result. Myself I had Ahmed edging it by a round but that was only down to the point deduction as the fighters’ styles gelled into a close cracking contest. The only thing they can do is do it again as I’m sure both fighters want a defining result.