Step up to light-heavyweight sees Chelli lose unbeaten record
PUBLISHED: 15:00 17 September 2019
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Former Times ABC boxer Zak Chelli lost his unbeaten record as he fought for the first time as a light-heavyweight.
Chelli was beaten by Welshman Kody Davies on a points decision at York Hall on a Queensbury promotion on Saturday.
The rounds were closely fought as indicated by the judges scorecard's - with one judging the bout to be 96-94 and two having it at 97-93.
Davies had the height and weight advantage but Chelli managed to give a good account of himself in his first step up to the weight class.
The 21-year-old had planned before the fight to return to super-middleweight once he had competed at light-heavyweight.
It was the eighth fight of his career so far - having won the previous seven leading up to his clash with Davies.
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