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Mongolian Warrior wins Prizefighter title
Choi dominates featherweight contest
Posted Oct 31, 2011 by Chris White
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40-year old Choi Tseveenpurev, the Mongolian Warrior, won the featherweight Prizefighter title after a dominant display at York Hall, battling his way to the £32,000 prize.
A beaten semi finalist in the 2010 super-featherweight category, Choi defied his critics and defeated three younger opponents in some style to win the prize. He started by knocking out Lee Glover in the quarter final of the eight-man event, then beat George Jupp in the semi final to seal a place against Rhys Roberts in the Grand Final.
Choi had Glover on the canvas in the opening round of the first fight of the night, and the contest was all over in the first minute of round two when he landed another huge right hand to send Glover back down.
Jupp earned his place against Choi having beaten Lee Jennings after the fight was stopped with Jennings suffering a deep cut above his eye following a clash of heads. Jupp tested Choi’s chin on several occasions in the semi final, but the Mongolian was awarded the victory for landing several of his own.
Roberts earned his place in the final against Choi after breezing past Ian Bailey and Troy James, but he posed no real threat to Choi, who won 30-27 to pick up the trophy and £32,000 prize.