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Doudou N'Gumbu Shocks Vyacheslav Uzelkov To Win

By Alexey Sukachev

He talked the talk, but did he walk the walk? No, he didn't. Vyacheslav Uzelkov (28-3, 17 KOs), who bit both Nathan Cleverly and Frank Warren before the fight, delivered very little on the night, when he had a perfect chance to grant himself another title shot. Instead, he lost the fight and his higher ranks (he was #3 by the WBO and IBF and #4 by the WBA coming in) to upset artist Doudou N'Gumbu (31-4, 11 KOs) in what was a sweet career revenge for the Frenchman of Congolese origin.

Uzelkov, 33, looked very sluggish in the opening rounds. He soon found himself under fire from the late sub N'Gumbu and looked very awkward trying to keep the Frenchman at distance. N'Gumbu was all over him in the first couple of rounds. Being hit Uzelkov failed to cover properly and forgot to retaliate. it was only in the fourth when the Ukrainian's unches began to show some effect on his foe. Still N'Gumbu was better of the two despite being rocked in the seventh. He did a very nice job cooling Uzelkov's fire. He also opened a cut over his right eye in th closing stages of the fight and finished the bout strongly.

All three judges had it unanimously for Doudou N'Gumbu: 116-112 and 115-112 (twice). BoxingScene also had it 116-112 - for the Frenchman, who acquired Uzelkov's WBO I/C title in process.

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Rising light middleweight Olexander Spirko (16-0, 8 KOs) looked impressive in battering Hungarian opponent Laszlo Fazekas (13-7-1, 10 KOs) over eight rounds. Taller and btter prepared Spirko was going his way through smaller Fazekas from the first round. He used his jab to avoid dangers from the hard-hitting opponent and added right hands to beat him down. Spirko also scored a knockdown in the third round with his right hand. Final scores were: 80-71 (thrice) - to punctuate a nice win for the young Ukrainian. Fazekas has never been stopped in the ring.

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Towering heavyweight Vladimir Tereshkin (16-0-1, 7 KOs) once again failed to impress his supporters and didn't look like a heir to the Klitschkos in his fight versus Belarussian Yuri Byhovtsev (6-5-1, 5 KOs). The Russian tried to outjab his opponent but was unable to keep Byhovtsev at bay all the time. Final scores were: 58-57, 59-55 and 60-55 - for Tereshkin.

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It took light heavyweight Umar Salamov (4-0, 3 KOs) less than three rounds to make a bloody mess of Ilya Shakuro's face en route to a well deserved third-round stoppage. The Checehn fighter dropped Shakuro (6-6, 4 KOs) wih a straight right hand in the first, ripped his skin in the second and knocked down again with a right hand in the third. After Shakuro got up, Salamov started an unstoppable assault, which was hulted only by referee Victor Fessetchko as the Belarussian was completely defenseless. Time was 1:22.

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Light heavyweight Vadim Novopashin (4-0, 1 KO) scored a workmanlike decision over Vladislav Nikitenko (0-2) in a six-rounder. However, an ordinary fight ended with ridiculous scores: 59-56, 59-53 and 59-51 - for Novopashin in a fight, where no knockdowns were scored and no points were deducted

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In the opener, hard-hitting Ukrainian Oleg Nekrasov (6-2-1, 6 KOs) was once again upset by the better opponent with a worse record. This time, rugged  Georgian Levan Shonia (14-5, 10 KOs) engaged into a clinchfest with Nekrasov before surprisingly knocking him down in the fifth (time was 1:17). Nehrasov got up and was ready to continue but the referee unexpectedly waved the fight off.

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