Dmitry Chudinov Destroys Jorge Navarro in Volgograd
By Alexey Sukachev
Volgograd, Russia - WBA #15 middleweight Dmitry "The Night Wolf" Chudinov (10-0-2, 7 KOs) got back from the recent setback (a draw against 14-6 Brit Patrick Mendy in London the last month) to demolish ex-WBA interim world title challenger Jorge Navarro (12-2, 10 KOs) in two easy rounds. The bout was a feature attraction of an open bike show, organized co-jointly by flamboyant Russian promoter Vladimir Hryunov and "Night Wolves" MC (the most numerous Russian bike faction). Chudinov, 26, acquired a vacant WBA international middleweight title in process.
Chudinov, fighting for the fourth time this year (he stopped experienced Grady Brewer and Milton Nunez in May and in March correspondingly), easily took the control of action against hard-punching but little-skilled opponent, who was coming off a sixth-round stoppage loss to Martin Murray in November 2012. His dominance wasn't clearly seen in the first but Chudinov began to land telling blows during the second round. He then caught Navarro with a huge left-right-left combination (left hook to the liver, right hand over the ear, followed by a big left hook to the already falling opponent) to put him down for the count.
Hot blonde Svetlana Kulakova (8-0, 1 KO) acquired a vacant WBA interim light welterweight title with a hard-fought unanimous decision over Kenyan import Judy Waguthii (12-6-3, 5 KOs) over ten two-minute rounds. No scores were announced but the BoxingScene had it 98-92 - for the Russian fighter.
Kulakova, 30, was much more aggressive, trying to throw as many punches as she could. Waguthii, 28, was durable but offered little offence back, being content to fight in a survival mode. She, however, landed a wicked right hand during the last munite of the fight, creating a very bad gash over Kulakova's left eye. She was unable to capitalize on this mild success - it was too late for her. Waguthii is 0-6 in fights outside of her native Kenya. Argentinean Monica Silvina Acosta (19-0-2, 5 KOs), who became the first one to stop ultra tough Belinda Laracuente earlier this month, is a regular WBA 140lb champion.
In a crowd-pleasing battle between two middleweight sluggers, rookie boxer Arif Magomedov (6-0, 4 KOs) got the better of experienced Russian and WBC ABC super middleweight titlist Karen Avetisyan (7-6-1, 3 KOs) over eight rounds in a non-title affair. Both combatants rumbled willingly but Avetisyan had serious problems with his left hand, which affected his boxing. Nevertheless, the Russia-based Armenian did his best to stay in the fight and exchanged hard left hooks with a younger opponent right until the end, even though he almost refused to continue with a couple of minutes left in the eighth and final round. BoxingScene scored the fight 76-76 - a draw.
25-year old Russian middleweight Fedor Chudinov (7-0, 6 KOs), the younger brother of the WBA-ranked fellow 160lber Dmitry Chudinov, completely overwhelmed Karama Nyilawila (15-10-2, 8KOs) in three one-sided rounds. Chudinov dropped his foe with an overhand right late in the opening stanza. Nyilawila tasted the canvas again in the second, being floored with a straight right hand. The end came early in the third with a right uppercut, which sent Nyilawila down for the count.