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Dejan Zlaticanin Stops Franklin Mamani to Win Vacant WBC Lightweight Title


Dejan Zlaticanin Stops Franklin Mamani to Win Vacant WBC Lightweight Title

By Gabe Rivas

Posted: June 12, 2016





Photo by Amanda Westcott Showtime

Dejan Zlaticanin (22-0, 15 KOs) is now the first fighter from Montenegro to win a world title after stopping Franklin Mamani (21-3-1, 12 KOs) in Round 2 at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York.

The scheduled 12-round fight was televised on Showtime. Zlaticanin won the Lightweight title that was stripped from Jorge Linares in February due to a hand injury, though Linares will be able to immediately fight for it once he is ready.

Zlaticanin, 32, utterly dominated the fight, hurting Mamani in each round before stopping his overmatched opponent in Round 3.

Mamani, 29, of Bolivia, had no business being in the ring with Zlaticanin.

“I knew that I would knock him out. He stood too close to me,” said Zlaticanin.

Other names in the division include Terry Flanagan and Rances Barthelemy, though he called out Linares after his fight.

“I want Linares next. He can’t run from me anymore,” said Zlaticanin.

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Gabe Rivas

Gabe Rivas

Gabe Rivas has written for Round By Round Boxing since July of 2013. He is a student, tutor, assistant trainer, and self-proclaimed half-assed boxer. Follow him on Instagram and on Twitter @GabeRivas03.

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