Souleymane Cissokho Claims Controversial Split Decision Win Over Kieron Conway

Published 05/08/2021, 8:59 PM CDT


The WBA inter-continental super-welterweight title clash between Souleymane Cissokho and Kieron Conway certainly stayed true to its hype. The pair went all out against each other and gave the fans a show worth the wait. However, Souleymane Cissokho claimed a tough split decision win to end this prolific title fight.

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Cissokho, a favorite in this contest, began well right from the first gong. He only moved forward with his shots and kept Conway on his toes. On the other hand, the latter looked to land his vital right hand on Cissokho, but he couldn’t really connect well with the same.

Throughout the bout, Souleymane Cissokho employed his jabs effectively to stagger Conway. From round 5, Conway showed a bit of intent and landed some power strikes. Meanwhile, Cissokho had to use his swift ring movements to dodge the heat coming off Conway’s hands. In retrospect, he remained fairly successful in the same.

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In round 9, Conway turned the tables when he landed a crucial uppercut to put Cissokho on the canvas. However, the latter kept composure and took this contest to the final bell.

The 29-year-old showed enough intent right from the first round to win the fight. In these 10-rounds, Cissokho rarely lost focus and kept on landing his best hits on his adversary. He displayed a champion mindset and won this fight on the judges’ scorecard. As a result of his grit and prowess, he established himself as the new WBA inter-continental super-welterweight champ.

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With a win over the Brit, Cissokho improved his immaculate track record to 13 wins in 13 fights.

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Furthermore, the Frenchman showed extensive skill sets from his bag and remained comfortable even though his opponent was no pushover. Besides claiming the gold, the undefeated fighter made a colossal statement in the 154-pound division. He will now only look to improve his professional boxing stint by elevating his level of opponents/fights.

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On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate Souleymane Cissokho’s performance against Conway at the AT&T Stadium?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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