Souleymane Cissokho survived a late knockdown to defeat Kieron Conway by a cut up choice in a 10-round junior middleweight bout on the Canelo Alvarez-Billy Joe Saunders card Saturday in Arlington, Texas.
Cissokho, an Olympic bronze medal winner from France, went down in Spherical 9 however in any other case appeared to manage the battle.
The judges noticed it otherwise. One choose had Conway profitable 97-92 (seven rounds to 3) however the different two scored it for Cissokho, 96-93 and 95-94.
Cissokho (13-0, 8) boxed successfully behind his lengthy jab from the start, sticking, transferring and seemingly touchdown extra energy pictures than Conway (16-2-1, 3 KOs).
The British fighter pushed the motion a lot of the battle however did extra chasing than touchdown punches for many of the battle.
Conway had his second solely seconds into Spherical 9, when a double left uppercut compelled Cissokho to drop to his knees. It appeared that his eye or eye socket was injured because of one of many punches.
Conway adopted up by throwing a furry of punches in an try and cease Cisshokho however quickly backed off, which allowed Cissokho to get again into his groove.
The Frenchman, who has been working with coach Virgil Hunter, managed Spherical 12 along with his stick-and-move ways.
Boxing Junkie scored it 98-91 for Cissokho, 9 rounds to 1.