Khabib Allakhverdiev retains title

Updated: July 14, 2013, 12:33 AM ET
Associated Press

MONACO -- Unbeaten Khabib Allakhverdiev held on to his WBA junior welterweight title when the referee finally stepped in to save former champion Souleymane M'baye in the 11th round in Monte Carlo on Saturday.

Allakhverdiev dropped M'baye in the second and eighth rounds. The assault never let up and referee Luis Pabon ended M'baye's punishment 2:27 into the 11th.

Allakhverdiev won his first defense of the WBA title he won against Joan Guzman last November with another stoppage. The ...

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