Monday, August 30, 2021: WBC Asian Boxing Council light-heavyweight champion Mansur Elsaev made the first defense of his title this past weekend in the Austrian city of Vienna.

The champ scored a sixth round stoppage victory over Yosko Stoychev to retain his championship strap in front of a limited crowd at the GYM23 stadium. Elsaev survived an early scare when he was sent to the canvas in the opening stanza from the heavy-hitting Stoychev.

Like every true champion Mansur picked himself up, got back on track and went about his business eventually stopping the tricky challenger in the midst of the sixth round.