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Friday, November 26, 2021

Chilemba Drops Decision to Silyagin

Isaac Chilemba dropped a twelve-round decision to Pavel Silyagin today at USC Soviet Wings in Moscow, Russia. Silyagin made the super middleweight limit by coming into the fight at 167.6 pounds while Chilemba was 171.1.

After the fight, Silyagin described Chilemba as "slippery." Chilemba is one of the best defenders of his era. Silyagin's right cheek and forehead were visibly marked up after the battle. Silyagin won comfortably on the cards, however. The judges scored the fight 120-108, 119-109, 118-110.

Chilemba is now 26-8-2 with 10 KOs. Silyagin is now 9-0 with 4 KOs. In the run-up to this fight, Chilemba indicated that this might be the last one of his career. He told Peter Kanjere that he has applied to Wits University and hopes to study astrophysics. More details to come...

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