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Christophe Neyts

December 1, 1999

On Friday, November 26th 1999, Andras Galfi (Hungary) and Victor Fessechko (Ukrain) met for the vacant WBU International Middleweight Title (160lbs). The fight was promoted by Unio Box Team at Papa, Hungary, in front of over 1700 spectators.

In what was a competitive fight fought over 12 rounds, Galfi scored a unanimous points victory over his Ukrainian opponent; the judges scored the fight 235-230, 237-231 and 239-230 in favour of Andras Galfi.

Andras Galfi, 26, improves his record to 31-7-3 with 22 knockouts. He is the former Hungarian and former WBC International middleweight champion. In June of 1997, he upset Glenn Catley, stopping him in the seventh round to win the WBC International title. Catley avenged the loss sixteen months later, when he outpointed the Hungarian to conquer the WBO Intercontinental super middleweight title. In December of 1998, Galfi was stopped by Tanzania's Rashid Matoumla in a bid for the WBU Light Middleweight Belt.

Victor Fessechko, 29, drops to 28-14-2 with 14 knockouts. The Ukrainian fighter has lost to Russia's Andrei Pestriaev (two-time European welterweight champion and WBA world welterweight contender), and to France's Laurent boudouani (former two-time European light middleweight champion and former WBA world light middleweight titleholder), both by stoppage.

Galfi is now looking to fight for a world title.


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