Press Release: After unsuccessful world title challenges at middleweight and super middleweight, the latter a decision loss to Jose Calzaghe where he says he boxed ten rounds with a torn ligament in his shoulder, Evans “The African” Warrior” Ashira (25-2 , 13 KOs) is now back where it all began for him in 1998, the light middleweight division. Don King-promoted Ashira returned to the ring Saturday night in Krosno, Poland, winning a decision over Belarussian Sasha Shnip (20-11, 11 KOs), in what was the first test to see how the shoulder would hold after surgery late last year. “The shoulder felt great, and it was such a pleasure for me to get the rounds under my belt. I had this guy rocked in every round, was too fast for him, and could have knocked him out early, but I wanted the rounds. I would have liked eight rounds, actually. A quick knockout would have left me wondering about the shoulder, but now I know its alright again, so I am very pleased” said Ashira after fighting the awkward Shnip, who spend the fight back peddling, holding and even head-butting, leaving Ashira with a small cut over the right eye. Ashira recently relocated to West Palm Beach, Florida in an effort to be closer to the biggest fights and the better sparring, after living in Denmark for eight years. He hopes to get one more fight before hopefully taking on one of the best in the world in a chance to prove that he is himself one of the best.