Evgeny Gradovich http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/37019/all en Boxing: Russian Gradovich takes IBF featherweight title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/boxing-russian-gradovich-takes-ibf-featherweight-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Evgeny Gradovich scored a split decision win over Australia's Billy Dib to take the International Boxing Federation featherweight title Friday.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/boxing-russian-gradovich-takes-ibf-featherweight-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Billy Dib Boxers Boxing Evgeny Gradovich Sports AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 06:45:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771562 at http://www.globalpost.com