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Robin Safar beats former world champion in Saudi Arabia

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Robin Safar wom the biggest fight of his career. Photo via Instagram (@robzsafar)

Swedish boxer Robin Safar took on Russian veteran Sergej “Krusher” Kovaljov in a light heavyweight bout on the undercard of Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyj.

Safar systematically broke his opponent down and even dropped the Russian with moments left in the fight. After the final bell, the Swede stood as the winner via unanimous decision with 97-92, 99-90 and 95-94 on the scorecards.

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The fight marked the 17th professional boxing fight for Safar, who has relocated from Stockholm to Las Vegas, to persue his fight career.

Kovaljov held multiple light-heavyweight world championships, including the WBA (Undisputed) and IBF titles from 2014 to 2016, and the WBO title three times between 2013 and 2019.

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