In Las Vegas was a big night of Boxing, the main event of which was the fight for the vacant belt of the champion of the world at lightweight by the IBF. Russian Denis Shafikov lost on points to Cuban Rances Barthelemy.
The score card 119:109, 116:112 (twice).
The Russians acted aggressively in the initial rounds, but the Cuban then took the initiative. Shafikov was cut over the right eye.
The battle for the title of the mandatory Challenger in heavy weight under version IBF American Aisea between Thomas and Russian Murat Gassiev declared invalid.
The Russian struck a tight and perhaps knockout blow. But did it after finishing the third round.