WBC International Featherweight Silver Championship

Louie Lynn (champion) retained his crown against Amin Jahanzeb (challenger)

Copper Box Arena London Friday 10 September 2021  –  by Queensberry Promotions Frank Warren


Louie Lynn          (champion)                   

W Tec Split Dec round 9       

(Lynn badly cut – accidental head clash)

Round 10 never started

Referee      Victor Loughlin   (Scotland)
Ian John-Lewis   (UK)   86-85   Lynn

Olena Pobyvailo   (Ukraine)   85-86   Jahanzeb

Robin Dolpierre   (France)   87-84   Lynn

Louie Lynn turned out to be the main attraction on Friday night’s show by Queensberry Promotions at the Copper Box in East London.   He went back home as a relieved man after winning a split technical decision against Amin Jahanzeb in their featherweight WBC International Silver Championship.   The bout ended at the end of the ninth round, after a clash of heads had left Lynn with a two-inch gash over his right eye (see photo).  But , while that injury is likely to keep Lynn out of the ring for some time, at least the latter is still unbeaten.   It was an interesting clash of styles.   Lynn came forward throughout, putting pressure on his opponent.   Jahanzeb stood back, looking to pick Lynn off and load up on punches.   Most of the cleaner shots came from Jahanzeb, although he waited too long at times.     One judge, Olena Pobyvailo, scored it 86-85 to Jahanzeb, but the other two judges, Ian John Lewis and Robin Dolpierre, gave it 86-85 and 87-84 respectively for Lynn.    It was Jahanzeb who controlled the early rounds.   Lynn came back well in the third and fourth rounds, as he crowded Jahanzeb.   But the challenger came back strongly in the fifth, rocking Lynn with a left hook.    Again, Lynn came back in the sixth and seventh rounds, but Jahanzeb had a good eighth, hammering home with hooks and making Lynn bleed from the mouth.    Lynn fired back in the ninth, landing a huge right hook early in the round as Jahanzeb hesitated.   However, a clash of heads then left Lynn with a huge cut over his right eye.   The champion continued until the end of the round, but the severity of the injury led to it being stopped at the end of the ninth (round ten did not start).    The win extended Lynn’s unbeaten record and saw him retain his WBC international silver belt (Featherweight).

ack at 2:34pm to make the regular 126lbs limit


Former WBC International SILVER Champions in this weight class

Francesco Grandelli   Italy

Aram Avagyan   Armenia

Reece Bellotti   England

Jon Slowey   Scotland

Choi Tseveenpurev   Mongolia

Rey Bautista   Philippines * Interim