posted on May, 1 2003 @ 06:05 AM
I've only recently heard of Samil Sam and have seen a couple of his fights. He doesn't have much style, but he manages to get the job done - he's a
hard hitter. But, I think if he ever steps up to international competition and fights some of the top heavies, he's in for a rude awakening. Here's
Sam, the heavy-handed 'Bull of Bosphorus', held the upper hand throughout as he made his second defence but rarely threatened the defensive-minded
Francis before two knock-downs in the seventh round. He hit with a flurry of hard punches to head and body and Francis went down with one minute 56
seconds to go in the seventh. The Brit scrambled back to his feet but would soon made a second visit to the canvas. Sam put him down with another hard
series with 1min 26secs to go and the referee eventually stopped the contest with 1min 14secs left in the round. The bout began at a relatively slow
pace, although Sam was the more aggressive. "Sinan is a strong guy and in the end landed a body shot with maximum effort," added Francis.