26 Apr 2009

Masoe knocked out in Super Middleweight title fight

12:15 pm on 26 April 2009

The New Zealand super middleweight boxer Maselino Masoe has failed in his challenge for the WBO Super Middleweight title.

Karoly Balzsay of Hungary knocked out the Samoan-born Masoe in the 11th round of the 12 round match in Germany.

The fight was the 29-year-old Balzsay's first defence of the crown he won in January.

42-year-old Masoe had stepped up a weight division to super middleweight after losing his middleweight belt in March 2006 to Felix Sturm.