This past Saturday, July 18, super middleweight Vincent Feigenbutz easily won the interim WBA World title by stopping Mauricio Reynoso by TKO at Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
A left to the body dropped a battered Reynoso, and referee Giuseppe Quartarone stopped the fight at 1:21 of the third.
A four-year-pro, the 19-year-old German (20-1, 19 KOs) has a 90% knockout rate, only one of his opponents going the distance, Tiran Mkrtschjan in July 2013. Feigenbutz’s sole loss came in his second fight, stopped by Roman Alesin via third-round TKO in March 2012.
Thirty-eight-year-old Reynoso (15-2-1, 11 KOs) had been eighth-ranked by the WBA going into the fight. Though defeated once before, by Jaime Barboza in December 2012, Saturday marks the first stoppage in the Peruvian’s 10-year career. Reynoso’s bout with Feigenbutz is only his second since losing to Barboza. The other fight was four months ago, Reynoso beating Mariano Jose Riva by unanimous decision.
Undefeated Andre Ward is the WBA Super World super middleweight champion, while Fedor Chudinov, also undefeated, is the sanctioning body’s World champ.
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