In Toledo, Ohio, took the fight for the title of world champion on Boxing in easy weight under version IBF. Robert Ister defended the title, winning on points to Russian Denis Shafikova.
Score cards: 120:108 (twice), 116:112.
In the second round, the boxers sharply inflated rate. There have been several exchanges of blows in the center of the ring. In the third round, the American several times took a strong right uppercut.
In the middle of the battle the Russians attacked. Champion was not easy, but in his hometown he won.
Robert Easter won all 20 fights in the professional ring. Denis Shafikov lost three times in 42 fights (with 1 draw).