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Boxing: Russian Gradovich takes IBF featherweight title

Evgeny Gradovich scored a split decision win over Australia's Billy Dib to take the International Boxing Federation featherweight title Friday. Russia's Gradovich, who improved to 16-0, landed a strong left hook to face of Dib, stunning him. Dib, who was bloodied from the left hook, dropped to 35 wins and two losses. Both fighters had a point deducted in the eighth round but Gradovich won by scores of 114-112 on two scorecards. One judge scored the fight 114-112 in favour of Dib.
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