Prizefighter Final: Choi Story 2 as Mongol Warrior claims crown at second attempt

29 Oct

Tommy Barber – London

A former Prizefighter contestant in the super featherweight division, eccentric 40-year-old Choi Tseveenpurev dropped down to the featherweight class to re-enter at the York Hall, Bethnal Green in east London on Saturday, October 29 and, on his second attempt, claimed the crown having not lost a single round. He scored a knockout in the quarters, decision in the semis and outpointed Rhys Roberts in the final.

Semifinal result

Quarterfinal result

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Final – Barber’s scorecard

Round 1 2 3
Roberts
9 9 9
Choi 10 10 10

Judges verdict – 30-27, 30-27, 30-27; unanimous decision to Choi.

The final of the Prizefighter competition pitted the savage power of knockout-happy Choi against the boxing skills of smooth Mancunian; Rhys Roberts.

Pre-fight, Choi promised a second round knockout yet Roberts was so tentative and cautious during the opening round that it was tough for Choi to break through with one of his meaty punches hammered in from mid-range. Despite limited success with the right hand, Choi was able to sneak his left hook through and, in the final minute, rocked Roberts into the ropes.

In round two, a wider variety of punches were landing for Choi as a panicked Roberts appeared more hurried. Choi stuck jabs into Pure Silk’s face, slammed overhand rights from a wide angle into Roberts’ head and, when the two were tied up, he sent point-blank digs into the 22-year-old’s ear. Known for his smooth style, Roberts resorted to chronic clinching as he attempted to spoil Choi’s flow. Roberts returned to his stool with swelling under his eye whilst Choi, in stark contrast, bumped his own chest and hurled a multi-syllabic high-pitched shriek to a raucous pro-Mongol Warrior crowd.

The third round represented more of the same as, despite Choi’s best efforts to make a good fight, Roberts sought to ugly it up with holding. In the final minute of the final round, Roberts had brief success with a left hark but it hardly offset his insistence to spoil.

“I use my experience,” said Choi to Sky Sports when it was confirmed he had received the big trophy and the £32,000 cheque. “He’s a strong kid,” he added, “[but] there was too much grabbing me. I wanted to bash him. Thanks my fans – I love you all… everybody.”

With three wins and one by knockout, Choi saw his record jump to 35-5-0, 23ko.

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