Nav Mansouri's IBF title challenge ends in narrow defeat

ROTHERHAM boxer Nav Mansouri suffered a controversial points defeat in his IBF intercontinental title fight against Jorge Fortea in Spain last night.

Both fighters had strong spells in a good contest in Malaga and some ringside observers believed Mansouri had done enough to get the decision.

Fortea prevailed, inflicting only the second pro loss of Mansouri’s career.

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The 29-year-old super-welterweight will fight on and hinted afterwards he may turn his attentions back to the British title. Injury scuppered his challenge for the belt three years ago.

“It’s a booming division,” he said. “I've learnt a lot from this camp and I am prepared to take on any fight with both hands.”


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