Ryad Merhy has kept his international WBA light heavy weight title by beating American Max Alexander. He won by technical KO in the 11th round. They fought at the Spiroudôme on Saturday.
Ryad Merhy, 24, also won the international WBA title at the Spiroudôme last May. There wasn’t a current champion at the time.
Thanks to this latest victory, the young man from Brussels is in the world top 10 for his category. His tally is 22 victories in 22 fights.
Max Alexander, 35, is on 7 defeats in 26 fights. He has clocked up 17 victories, including 3 by KO, and two draws.