By Alexey Sukachev and Tuko
Trinkets and "world" titles aside, Russian middleweight Dmitry Chudinov (14-0-2, 9 KOs) is being quickly developed into a bona fide middleweight contender. In Sevastopol, a point of political controversy and international heat, WBA #1 rated fighter (and also the WBA Interim 160lb titleholder) smoked durable WBA #12 Frenchman Mehdi Bouadla within three rounds, scoring five knockdowns en route to a very convincing victory.
Bouadla (now 30-6, 11 KOs) was dropped down with a left to the liver in round one, twice went down on a combination of punches in the second round, then was floored again in the third and finally lost his balance, falling for the fifth time in three rounds, and that was it. It took Chudinov less time and effort to stop the Frenchman, then it had been taken by two other boxers, who stopped Bouadla inside the road, and those were Mikkel Kessler and Arthur Abraham.
It looks like Danny Williams just cannot stop fighting even though he is merely a shell of his former shell of... et cetera. This time, former BBBofC British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion was easily outpointed over four rounds by barely capable local pro debutant Pavel Doroshilov (1-0) in a not-so-eventful fight. Williams has completely lost his focus and is presently 2-13 since winning his last semi-competitive fight against 46-year old ex-cruiserweight champion Al Cole in 2011. He is now 46-23, with 35 KOs, but is continued to be used as a stepping stone in continental Europe.
WBA #5 middleweight Arif Magomedov (12-0, 8 KOs) proved his excellence with a shutout decision over rugged and gritty British veteran Patrick Mendy (15-8-2, 1 KO), who fought Dmitry Chudinov to a draw just a year ago. 2013 debutant Magomedov was better in every possible department, dropping his foe with wicked right hands in rounds two, seven and eight. Finals scores were: 120-105, 119-106 and 118-107 - for the young Russian native, who acquired a vacant WBA Intercontinental title along the way.
In a six-rounder, former amateur star Ramal Amanov (6-0) of Azerbaijan just barely got past tough Columbian Wilfredo "La Roca" Buelvas (15-3, 9 KOs). The difference was a point deduction in favour of Amanov in round five of what was an even contest before and after that. Scores were 57-56 (twice) for Amanov and 57-57 - a draw. Amanov escapes with either a majority or a split decision for the third time in six fights. He is yet to score a convincing victory.
Former Russian national champion Konstantin Piternov (15-6, 6 KOs) continued his way of a journeyman and lost for the sixth time in his last nine fights - this time to inexperienced Dilmurod Satybaldiev (5-1, 2 KOs). Scores were 58-56, 58-56 - for Satybaldiev, and 56-58 - for Piternov.