Former world title-challenger Shefat Isufi convincingly beat Tomas Adamek on Saturday night, September 4, to win the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental Light Heavyweight title at the Hansehalle in Luebeck, Germany.
Germany´s Isufi dropped Adamek in rounds five and ten, but the tough Czech survived the counts of referee Dominic Kuhaupt both times, and never stopped trying his best.
But after ten rounds of boxing, there was no doubt at all that Isufi had won clearly. The judges scores were 99-90, 98-91 and 98-90.
Isufi improved his professional record to 32-4-2 (23). Adamek is now 29-20-2 (10).
The new Intercontinental champion called out WBF World Light Heavyweight Champion Tim Robin Lihaug from Norway immediately after the fight.
The fight headlined a show promoted by former Heavyweight contender Alexander Petkovic.
Isufi vs. Adamek For WBF Intercontinental Title In Lübeck On Sept 4
World Boxing Federation (WBF) championship boxing will headline, when Petko´s Boxing promotes at the Hansehalle in Luebeck, Germany on Saturday September 4.
Former world title-challenger Shefat Isufi, 31-4-2 (23), takes on the Czech Republic´s Tomas “Jumbo” Adamek, 29-19-2 (10), with the vacant WBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight title at stake.
Serbian-born Munich resident Isufi, a former holder of numerous regional belts, lost a decision to Billy Joe Saunders in a fight for the vacant WBO World Super Middleweight title in 2019. Since then he has won four straight.
Adamek won the WBF International title in 2015, and has a victory over current WBF World Light Heavyweight Champion Tim Robin Lihaug, whom he beat by decision in Oslo, Norway in 2017.
A veteran of fifteen title fights, he captured the Czech national title in 2018, and must be considered a very live underdog in what will be his seventh fight in Germany.
Besides winning the WBF Intercontinental title, the winner will also put himself in prime position to challenge for the world title against Lihaug.