Advertisement

Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Alexander Ustinov Gets Lopsided Decision Over Bakhtov

By Alexey Sukachev

Kiev-based Russia-born Belarussian Alexander "The Great" Ustinov  (25-0, 19 KOs) continued his rise in heavyweight ranks with another non-inspiring but very effective performance against Russian veteran Denis Bakhtov (33-7, 23 KOs) at the Budivelnik sports arena in Cherkassy, Ukraine. WBA #4 ranked heavyweight Ustinov, 34, retained his European (EBA) title in the contest, and he is also expected to get a higher position in the next WBA rankings.

Bakhtov, 31, was slightly faster than his opponent in the starting rounds but his legs got much heavier as the bout progressed. As the result, Bakhtov often found himself along the ropes with much bigger Ustinov, who is less experienced (as a boxer) than the Russian, throwing huge combinations on the inside. Bakhtov's defense wasn't tight enough to prevent Ustinov for dealing more and more punishment with each fought round. Bakhtov, on the other hand, did everything he could possibly do, to deliver his share of hard punches to Ustinov and he was particularly successful in the middle rounds.

Both fighters developed serious cuts during the fight. However, while Ustinov's cut over his right eye wasn't very bothering, Bakhtov's right eye started to close in the last quarter of the bout. At the end, all three judges saw it unanimously for the reigning champion: 117-111 (Jose Ignacio Martinez), 118-110 (Torben Seeman Hansen) and 119-110 (Ove Ovesen). BoxingScene's scorecard reads as 117-111 - also for the giant Belarussian fighter. Referee was Lahcen Oumghar of Netherlands.

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

WBO #2 middleweight Maksim Bursak (23-0-1, 9 KOs) successfully tuned-up his skills with the third-round TKO over Uzbek journeyman Abdulaziz Matazimov (13-7, 6 KOs). Matazimov was down once in the first, twice in the second and, finally, in the third round.

A fight between light middleweights Kostya Rovenskiy (17-0-1, 4 KOs) and Igor Fanian (10-3-2, 6 KOs) ended in a split technical draw with the scores 39-38, 38-38 and 37-39. Rovenskiy was badly cut twice by Fanian in what were accidental headbutts.

Light heavyweight Olexander Cherviak (11-2, 3 KOs) put down Belarussian opponent Dmitry Adamovich (15-26, 7 KOs) thrice to get a deserved TKO 4 over his opponent.

Other scores:

Vitaly Neveseliy (11-0, 6 KOs) UD 8 Isroil Kurbonov (7-7-1, 2 KOs)
Igor Panckevich (2-0) UD 4 Sergey Marshal (0-3)

K2 Promotions arranged this event.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 10-22-2011

thats a good win for ustinov...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Photos: Chavez With Vicious Stoppage of Canelo's Brother in Two Hearn: Time To Go Worldwide, Break New Markets WIth Joshua! Joshua On Board For Klitschko Rematch, Principality Stadium Eyed Photos: Joshua Knocks Klitschko Out - MONSTER Fight Gallery Photos: Scott Quigg Turns Back Simion For IBF Shot at Lee Selby Photos: Luke Campbell Stops Perez To Earn Crack at Jorge Linares Fury Reacts To Joshua: Challenge Accepted, I Will Play With You! Joshua: I Fought The Better Klitschko, Not The One Fury Beat Video: Eddie Hearn on Joshua's TKO Win, Klitschko Rematch, More Klitschko Won't Reveal if He Plans To Execute Rematch Clause Parker's Trainer: Bellew Fight is Perfect Path To Anthony Joshua Chavez Gets Revenge, Destroys Alvarez in Two Rounds Parker's Trainer Feels Klitschko Let Joshua Off The Hook in Sixth Marrero Crushes Zambrano in One Round For WBA, IBO Belts Bellew: Joshua Has Replaced Mayweather as The King of Boxing Video: Anthony Joshua Talks Knockout of Klitschko, The Future Video: Wladimir Klitschko Post Fight - Discusses Loss To Joshua Joseph Parker Eyes Joshua For The Future, Impressed By Klitschko Klitschko: The Best Man Won, It's Really Sad That I Didn't Make It Wilder on Joshua: Fight at The End of The Year - Winner Takes All! Fury To Joshua: You Went Life and Death - I Played With Klitschko! Joshua: I Had To Dig Deep, Fought My Heart Out and Won Joshua Gets Off The Floor, Knocks Klitschko Out in Eleventh Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Lawrence Okolie WILL NOT Box On Joshua-Klitschko Scott Quigg Decisions Viorel Simion, in Line For Lee Selby Shot Wilder: Klitschko Started Slipping in Fight Against Jennings Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko - CompuBox Historical Review Luke Campbell Stops Darleys Perez in Ninth of WBA Eliminator Joshua-Klitschko Picks: Froch, Bellew, Saunders, Khan, Hatton Katie Taylor Stops Nina Meinke In Seven, Claims WBA Regional Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko: Pre-Fight Report Card Joe Cordina Blasts Out Sergej Vib At Wembley, Moves To 2-0 Zambrano: Marrero will find out he isn't as fast as he thinks he is Alvarez, Chavez Have Family Pride at Stake in Rematch Showdown Joshua Reflects on What He Learned From Sparring Klitschko Donnie Nietes Defeats Nantapech For IBF Flyweight Crown Frank Warren: Joshua Needs To Beat Wilder or Fury To Be King Joshua: No Fear of Klitschko; ‘Steppingstone Towards Greatness’ Mike Tyson Thinks Klitschko Can Win, Joshua Better Than Wilder
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement