Advertisement
Advertisement

Alexander Spirko, Alexander Ustinov Win in Odessa

By Alexey Sukachev

Sportpalace, Odessa, Ukraine - In clearly the best fight of the night and one of the most entertaining performances on the local scene in 2011, Alexander Spirko (13-0, 7 KOs) was very lucky to win a close unanimous decision over tough-as-nails Tanzanian Selemani Said (10-4-2, 8 KOs) in a fascinating blood-and-guts all-action gun fight for thevacant IBO Youth welterweight belt. Both fighters engaged into a brawl early on and didn't take any steps back for the entire ten-rounder.

Spirko started exceptionally fast but soon got tired and Said began to operate more and more successfully. In round five, however, Spirko landed a huge counter right which forced the badly wobbled African to touch the canvas. Said recovered well and gave hell to Spirko in the next rounds. In the eighth, Spirko was first badly shaken in the corner, and a standing "eight" was issued. Then Said landed a killer punch, which had Spirko face first on the canvas. Miraculously, the local charge survived through a round and a half and came back with vengeance in the tenth and final round. Said was first deducted a point for hitting after the break and then he was knocked down at the ropes with just ten seconds remaining.

After a crowd-pleasing braw, all three judges had it unanimously for Spirko: 95-92, 96-92 and 94-91.

------------------

WBA #6 heavyweight Alexander Ustinov (24-0, 19 KOs) had another successful tune-up with a second-round stoppage of Uzbek spoiler Akmal Aslanov (11-5-1, 7 KOs). Aslanov was knocked down twice in the second before a stoppage

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Freedom. on 07-30-2011

[QUOTE=knockoutkid;10922946]Usinov = clown, just waiting for Klits to retire and then try and come out of the woodwork. No balls to fight anyone.[/QUOTE] That's an unfair comment - he's willing to fight whoever they put in front of him. Much…

Comment by BostonGuy on 07-30-2011

I didn't even know Ustinov was fighting. Who'd he fight? (I'm too lazy to boxrec it)..

Comment by Ogecca MaMa on 07-30-2011

[QUOTE=knockoutkid;10922946]Usinov = clown, just waiting for Klits to retire and then try and come out of the woodwork. No balls to fight anyone.[/QUOTE] oh rly? Like him stepped outside and asked for top competition. dumb ass..he is a boxer..not manager.…

Comment by knockoutkid on 07-30-2011

Usinov = clown, just waiting for Klits to retire and then try and come out of the woodwork. No balls to fight anyone.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Lewkowicz Sends Warning Message To Today's Boxers Ricardo Mayorga is Back, Plans Ring Return For December Luis Ortiz To Klitschko: I'll Replace Fury, Whoop Your Ass on 10/29 Ohara Davies is Off Burns-Relikh, Returns Saturday in Germany Hearn Keeps Everyone in Suspense on Joshua vs. Klitschko, Parker Mikey Garcia Still Waiting For a Date, Hopes For Zlaticanin Shot Video: Abregu Suffers KO Loss, Opponent Attacked Afterwards! Abregu Knocked Out By Journeyman, Post-Fight Brawl Erupts Javier Fortuna Will Go After Pedraza or Sosa vs. Smith Winner Cleverly Eager To Fight: I Want To Rip That Title Off Braehmer Pacquiao-Vargas Broadcast Team - Bradley, Smith, Kenny, More Billy Joe Saunders Return Moved To October 22 in Cardiff Juanma Vows: I'll Go For The Kill, Won't Stop Until I KO Vazquez! Golovkin-Saunders: Warren Will Try To Make The Fight Happen Ward: What Will Kovalev Do When Being the Krusher Doesn’t Work? Hopkins: Canelo-Golovkin WILL Happen, This Ain't May-Pac! Crolla: I'll Be Back Better To Beat Jorge Linares in Rematch Marlon Tapales vs. Arthur Villanueva is No Problem, Says Salud Video: Eddie Hearn on Joshua vs. Klitschko, Fury, DeGale vs. Jack Luis Concepcion-Kal Yafai Eyed For November 26 In Manchester Hearn: My Gut Says Joshua-Parker Next, Klitschko Next Year Frankie Gavin Gives High Praise To Nathan McIntosh Gonzalez: Canelo is NOT The Best - Until He Beats Golovkin! Freddie Roach, Cooper on Trump-Clinton as Championship Fight "Fighting Words” - Dead October: Hell Hath No (Tyson) Fury Malignaggi Pleads: Golovkin-Jacobs Has To Be Made Right Now! Flash Elorde's Grandsons Pick Up Decision Wins in Manila 'Don King Way' Not Moving To Street Where He Killed a Man Michael Conlan Already Eyes Future Carl Frampton Clash Joseph Parker Learning From David Tua's Mistakes as Shot Nears Mike Tyson Says His Ring Career is Unknown To Today's Youth Andre Ward: I've Always Felt Like The Underdog Hearn: I Think Tyson Fury Will NEVER Fight Again, He'll Be Stripped Orlando Salido-Takashi Miura Getting Closer For December 17 Yuriorkis Gamboa Ready, Wants a Crack at Jose Pedraza Oleksandr Usyk To Make Return on Golovkin's Card, Dec. 10? Badou Jack vs. James DeGale Deal Reached, Late November Eyed Linares vs. Crolla Rematch Targeted For Dates in February, March Hearn: Joseph Parker Has The Balls To Fight Anthony Joshua! Photos: Jorge Linares Unseats Anthony Crolla - HUGE Gallery
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement