Unbeaten #1 World Boxing Organization light heavyweight contender Dominic Boesel (20-0, 7 KOs) stayed unbeaten with a eighth round stoppage win over an over-matched 32-year-old Argentinian Maximiliano Jorge Gomez (18-5, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Belantis Arena in Leipzig, Germany.
Gomez, who is quickly on his way to becoming a journeyman, opted not to come out for the 9th round. He stayed on his stool without bothering to come for another round of this one-sided contest. The official word was that Gomez had suffered a hand injury, but it doesn’t matter whether he did or he didn’t. Gomez was not going to win this fight.
The 25-year-old Boesel was treating Gomez as little more than a punching bag during the eight round bout. Gomez was able to land an occasional shot, but it was mostly Boesel nailing him nonstop with every punch in the book.
Boesel holds the WBO Inter-Continental title, which is a minor title. With his #1 ranking with the WBO, he’ll get a title shot sooner or later against IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. That’s probably not a good thing for Boesel though, because he would be as badly over-matched against Kovalev as Gomez was for him last night. Kovalev is on a different level completely than him.
In other fights on the card, German welterweight title holder Felix Lamm (10-0-2, 4 KOs) kept his 147lb title with a 10 round draw against challenger Philipp Schuster (22-2-2, 15 KOs). Lamm started off well in peppering Schuster with jabs and nice power shots to the head and body. However, by the 5th round, Lamm had shot his load and started to labor something fierce.
This enabled Schuster to creep back into the fight and win enough of the last five rounds to earn a draw. The final judges’ scores were 96-94 for Lamm, 96-94 for Schuster and 95-95 even. For what it’s worth, I had Lamm winning the fight, but I thought he looked awful. Schuster looked even worse. I honestly can’t see either of these guys ever doing anything on the world scene. The talent just isn’t there unfortunately. The mind is willing but the flesh is weak.
Undefeated heavyweight prospect Tom Schwartz (14-0, 9 KO) defeated Gezim Tahiri (11-2, 5 KOs) by a 3rd round stoppage. Schwartz pounded Tahiri at will for three rounds. At the end of the 3rd, Tahiri decided he’d had enough of the beating and opted not to continue fighting.
Other boxing results on the card:
Tom Pahlmann UD 8 Alis Sijaric
Moritz Stahl UD 8 Geard Ajetovic
Phillip Nsingi UD 4 Michal Vosyka