Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Bursak Struggles, While Uzelkov, Salamov Shine

By Alexey Sukachev

Max Bursak’s “British Voyage” isn’t getting any easier with each fought contest. After scoring a relatively close win over Prince Arron in a voluntary defense of his EBU middleweight title in July, the 29-year old Ukrainian came just a couple of rounds short of his second career loss, while escaping narrowly with a unanimous decision over another unheralded Brit Nick Blackwell. The bout took place at the Locomotiv Arena in Kharkiv, Ukraine, this past Saturday under K2 Ukraine Promotions.

“The Tiger” Bursak (now 28-1-1, 12 KOs) was floored for the first time in his career in round four. All three judges (Manuel Olivier Palomo, Pierluiggi Poppi and Ove Ovesen) had it for the local fighter: 115-112 (twice) and 114-112. Referee was Mikael Hook.

“This fight was damn hard for me. My opponent was young, fresh, skillful and very willing. If he continues to develop this fast, he will soon be found to be the next star in making”, praised WBA/WBO #5, WBC #10 and IBF #13 rated Bursak his 22-year old opponent, who falls down to 13-3, 6 KOs, with close losses to Bursak and Billy Joe Saunders and a decisive one – to Martin Murray.

“I have never been floored before, and I just hope I won’t be floored in the near future as well – it was a harsh experience”.

The bout had some controversy over it too. It was first been reported as the European title defense for the champion, then other reports started to flow, and finally the bout was announced as somewhat strange WBA Continental title, for whatever it means.

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

WBO #10 and former WBA light heavyweight world title challenger Vyacheslav Uzelkov (29-3, 18 KOs) made a short work of mismatched Hungarian Attila Palko (16-8, 13 KOs), eliminating him within a round.

Rising Chechen light heavyweight Umar Salamov (7-0, 6 KOs) scored two second-round knockdowns before a stoppage win over Belarussian Dmitry Adamovich (15-30, 7 KOs) was announced.

Russian heavyweight Vladimir Tereshkin (17-0-1, 8 KOs) stopped Hungarian veteran Laszlo Toth (19-10, 13 KOs) in two with a visible ease.

It took rising lightweight Valentyn Holovko (20-0, 14 KOs) just 205 seconds to overwhelm Georgian import Ruben Movsesian (10-10-1, 9 KOs). Movsesian was hurt badly with body shots and dropped twice.

Azerbaijani Fariz Mamedov (14-1-1, 8 KOs) halted Belarussian trialhorse Alexander Abramenko (17-38-1, 6 KOs) in three. Abaramenko was down twice after frenetic body punches by Mamedov in the third round.

Coming after a year off, still undefeated welterweight Valery Brazhnik (30-0-1, 17 KOs) got a unanimous decision over six against another Georgian Georgy Abramishvili (8-4-1, 4 KOs).

Other results:

Mishiko Beselia (4-0, 2 KOs) TKO 2 Dmytro Bogachuk (6-16-1, 3 KOs)
Ivan Tkachenko (1-0, 1 KO) TKO 3 Denis Nedashkovskiy (0-1)

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GatecrasherUA on 09-24-2013

[QUOTE=D-MiZe;13778547]Blackwell deserved the decision but that's never going to happen in Bursak's backyard. Hope his promoter stops f[COLOR="Black"]u[/COLOR]cking around and starts getting him good fights.[/QUOTE] Blackwell won 4 rds w/ KD, tops.

Comment by D-MiZe on 09-24-2013

Blackwell deserved the decision but that's never going to happen in Bursak's backyard. Hope his promoter stops f[COLOR="Black"]u[/COLOR]cking around and starts getting him good fights.

Comment by GatecrasherUA on 09-24-2013

Get away with what, exactly? Bursak won this fight fair&square and given Saunders' 'perfomance' last Saturday, I wouldn't be so sure BJ will beat Bursak.

Comment by Mick Higgs on 09-24-2013

The EBU should order Bursak to defend his title against B.J.Saunders. He won't get away with that one!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Pacquiao's Aussie Sparring Partner: I Don't Owe Jeff Horn Sh*t! Ward To Critics: I'm Not Having It, Nobody Taking Away This Win! Gabe Rosado Looking To Possible J'Leon Love Rematch Roc Nation Exec: Flores Intentionally Stayed Down on the Canvas Photos: Omar Figueroa Putting in Work For Robert Guerrero Miguel Roman Bounces Back With Battering of Nery Saguilan Julio Cesar Chavez's Brother Shot and Killed During Robbery Misael Rodriguez, Lindolfo Delgado To Return on Televisa Card Beibut Shumenov Officially Retires Due To Severe Eye Injury Montgomery Brothers Ink With Witness Sports Management NSAC Changes Rigondeaux-Flores Result From KO to a No-Contest Tyson Fury: McGregor Drills Mayweather - It'll Be Good For Boxing Badou Jack Wants Adonis Stevenson After Nathan Cleverly Shot Fury: 'I'm a Fat Bastard;' Says He Must Lose 100-Plus Pounds Canelo On Chavez: He Didn't Try to Win; You Have to Have Balls! Mikey Garcia Wants Linares, Lomachenko or Pacquiao in The Fall Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev II Ending, Canelo-VADA, More Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui Rematch Ordered By The IBF Arum Feels Horn Will Become Major Star After Pacquiao Fight De La Hoya: Canelo vs. Golovkin is a Trilogy Type of Fight Canelo: Big Difference Between Me and The Guys Golovkin KO'd Manny Pacquiao - Nothing To Prove, Not Much To Lose Horn's Trainer: Secret 10-Point Plan in Place To Beat Pacquiao Pacquiao: McGregor Not Compatible With Boxing - He Won't Win Lomachenko's Manager Responds Back To Team Rigondeaux Shane Mosley Jr. Motivated To Impress on Pacquiao-Horn Card Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury Now in Manchester, September 23 Fortune: Plain and Simple - Horn Has No Shot To Beat Pacquiao! Team Rigondeaux on Lomachenko: We're Calling Your 130 Bluff! Photos: Tomasz Adamek Returns, Defeats Solomon Haumono Duran: If McGregor is Serious, He'll Break Mayweather's Legs Rigondeaux Wants Lomachenko at 126, Worried He'll Go To 135 Omar Chavez Wants To Get His Hands on Antonio Margarito Roach: I Have Not Seen This Manny Pacquiao in Seven Years! Pacquiao: I've Never Been This Motivated, Fired Up For a Fight! Loeffler: Canelo-GGG, Mayweather-McGregor Both Will Do Well Lomachenko's Manager Dares Rigondeaux: Come Up To 130! Broner Trainer: Garcia Is 'No Marcos Maidana, No Shawn Porter' Light Heavy Holds, Burnett Enters at 118: BScene Ratings Update Buatsi Confident Joshua Will Guide Him Proper To a World Title
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement