Mahmoud (Manuel) Charr didn’t waste any time in his ring return.
The former secondary WBA heavyweight titlist ended a 42-month hiatus on Saturday, picking up his quickest win in more than eight years in the process. The feat came in the form of a 2nd round knockout of unbeaten cult favorite Christopher Lovejoy in their heavyweight clash Saturday evening at Box Gym in Cologne, Germany.
Charr—a Syrian heavyweight based out of Germany—floored Las Vegas’ Lovejoy (19-1, 19KOs) roughly one minute into the 2nd round, with Lovejoy given a count before the contest was waved off at 1:11 of round two.
Charr picked up the attack in round two. A flurry of shots had Lovejoy cornered and in trouble before being sent to the canvas.
Odd camera angles turned to a celebratory Charr as Lovejoy was counted and deemed unfit to continue.
The moment was commemorated with a cartwheel by Charr, who advances to 32-4 (18KOs) with the win, his fourth in a row.