Former World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Super Welterweight Champion Rafael Bejeran is making moves back towards the top, and won the vacant WBF Intercontinental Middleweight title on Sunday, October 3, in Hamburg, Germany.
At the Grosse Freiheit 36, Bejeran, from the Dominican Republic but based in Germany for most of his career, scored a unanimous decision over Belgian Islam Teffahi after a tough nights work fought at close quarters.
Judge Marco Morales scored the fight 97-93, Judge Hendrik Schramm 99-92 and Judge Klaus Hagemann 99-91. The fight was closer than the wide scores indicate.
With his third straight victory, Bejeran (39) improved his professional record to 29-5-1 (12). Teffahi (38) falls to 22-10-2 (5).
In the evenings co-feature, Bosnia & Herzegovina-born Elvir Sendro captured the vacant WBF Intercontinental Cruiserweight title, stopping compatriot Leon Maric (19) in round three with a well-placed hook to the liver.
Up until the time of the stoppage it had been an even fight, but Sendro (26) found the decider and improved his unbeaten record to 9-0 (9). Marid drops to 4-2 (4).
The WBF Championship double-header was promoted by Boxen im Norden.