Oubaali outpoints Warren, wins WBC title

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Nordine Oubaali picked up a 118-pound title with a win over Rau’shee Warren.

France’s Nordine Oubaali made his professional U.S. debut tonight in Las Vegas, outpointing old amateur rival Rau’shee Warren to win the vacant WBC bantamweight title.

Scores were 115-113, 116-112, and 117-111 for Oubaali. BLH had it 116-112 and 117-111, both cards for Oubaali.

Oubaali (15-0, 11 KO) was able to outwork and outland Warren (16-3, 4 KO) throughout the bout, but it was a good, high-level bout between a couple of skilled bantamweights, similar in many ways to their competitive meeting at the 2012 Olympics in London, which Oubaali also won.

Warren was there with Oubaali and made it a fight, but Oubaali was the harder puncher and landed the more eye-catching shots, in addition to simply being busier and a bit more accurate. Warren was hurt a bit in the seventh round, but responded by fighting back.

Oubaali seemed to secured the fight in the middle rounds, as it was close to start and Warren gave a great effort at the end, too.

Oubaali landed 156 of 662 (24%) total punches, and 126 of 481 (26%) of his power punches. Warren landed 97 of 527 (18%) of his total punches, leaning heavily on his jab, and 60 of 232 (26%) of his power punches.

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