After ten rounds at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, French boxer Souleyman Cissokho became the new WBA Intercontinental 154-pound Champion by defeating Kieron Conway by split decision in the undercard of the big unification fight between Canelo Álvarez and Billy Joe Saunders.
Cissokho remains undefeated after thirteen professional bouts and his knockout record remains at eight.
Despite surviving a knockdown at the start of round nine, Cissokho closed out in a big way in chapter ten.
The judges scored 96-93 and 95-94 in favor of Cissokho, who moved in the ring with greater intentions to get the victory. Conway left the way open for Cissokho to develop his work plan based on speed of movements and changes of pace.
The statistics previously revealed that Conway is not a natural puncher and that was taken advantage of by Cissokho. His boxing style is based in perseverance, in his ability to be frontal, and on more than one occasion he upset Conway.
Conway downgraded his record to 17 wins, 2 losses, and 4 knockouts.