Advertisement
Advertisement

Drozd Demolishes Ouanna, Chakhkiev Stops Haapoja

By Alexey Sukachev

Moscow, Russia - Highly regarded Russian cruiserweight Grigoriy "Pretty Boy" Drozd (38-1, 27 KOs) made a devastating first defense of his European title, stopping French challenger Jeremy Ouanna (14-9, 3 KOs) within a round.

WBC #3, IBF #4, WBA #11 and WBO #12 cruiser Drozd got the job done with a single right hand with 13 secs remaining in the opener. Ouanna has never been stopped before.

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

WBC #1 cruiserweight Rakhim Chakhkiev (18-1, 14 KOs) dismantled rugged Finnish contender Juho Haapoja (20-5-1, 13 KOs) in nine rounds to acquire a vacant WBC Silver title.

After the slow first round, 2008 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist dropped Haapoja with a right-left combo. Haapoja fought on but was concentrated mostly on the defensive ever since. Chakhkiev, also rated #5 by the IBF, hasn't looked like a monstrous puncher of the past but easily outboxed Haapoja in each round, though Haapoja had his short stint of success in the seventh.

Scores were 80-71 on all three judges' scorecards. The end came early into the ninth after a wicked left hand by southpaw Chakhkiev. Haapoja took a knee, beat the count but was too dazed to go on. Referee Anssi Perajoki waved it off at 0:26 of the round.

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

In a bid for a vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council, former heavyweight prospect Maxim Maslov (13-1-1, 8 KOs) outgunned feather-fisted Azerbaijani Anar Mammadov (6-2) over twelve with lopsided scores 120-109 (twice) and 120-108. Maslov rocked Mammadov several times but was unable to get his job done.

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

Light heavyweight gun Sergey Ekimov (9-0, 3 KOs) eked out a workmanlike unanimous decision over eight against tough Welsh journeyman Nathan King (13-22, 1 KO). The fight was quite even but Ekimov was slightly better in every round. Boxingscene had it 78-74 - for the Russian.

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

Welterweight Mikhail Smirnov (6-0, 3 KOs) dominated Tajik import Davronchon Mamedov (exact record unknown) with a unanimous decision over six rounds.

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

Debuting super bantamweight Evgueny Smirnov (1-0, 1 KO) got the better of Vladislav Sagalakov (2-12, 1 KO) in two rounds.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Koba-Grozny on 03-15-2014

[QUOTE=Freedom2014;14328834]It was a combination ending with a beautiful hard right that sent Ouanna down for the full count.[/QUOTE] Was impressed with Drozd against Masternak and ain't happy I missed it...is Chakhkiev still to come? Could somone link me up?...gonna be…

Comment by Mikhnienko on 03-15-2014

[QUOTE=NachoMan;14328911]Good solid hook, but neither guy is world class from what I saw in that fight. Whatever title Drozd holds at the moment will belong to someone else soon. He has awkward footwork and can't slip a single punch.[/QUOTE] Lulz…

Comment by Scott.Weiland. on 03-15-2014

Are they building towards Chakhkiev vs Drozd ?

Comment by NachoMan on 03-15-2014

Good solid hook, but neither guy is world class from what I saw in that fight. Whatever title Drozd holds at the moment will belong to someone else soon. He has awkward footwork and can't slip a single punch.

Comment by Freedom. on 03-15-2014

[QUOTE=Hougigo;14328824]looked like the other guy was doing alright until my stream cut out. Was it brutal?[/QUOTE]It was a combination ending with a beautiful hard right that sent Ouanna down for the full count.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (10)
Top Headlines Gilberto Ramirez-Dominik Britsch on Crawford-Postol HBO PPV De La Hoya: I Thought Pacquiao Would Be Easy, Canelo in Tough! Gassiev Warns Povetkin: Wilder Punches Harder Than Klitschko Verdejo Not Worried About Critics, Intends To Fulfill Expectations Freddie Roach Says Frankie Gomez in 'Best Shape' For Herrera Amir Khan Stands To Pocket 13 Million in Canelo Showdown Brown on PBC: We're Giving Fans What They Want and Expect Examining the Badou Jack-Lucian Bute Scorecards Anthony Joshua-Zhang Zhilei Eyed For The Future in China? Glen Tapia Ready For David Lemieux, Feels A lot Stronger at 160 Bute Wants the Winner of DeGale-Jack Unification Fight Photos: Anthony Crolla vs. Ismael Barroso Open Workouts Examining the James DeGale-Porky Medina Scorecards Hearn Wants Joshua to Become Pay-Per-View Star in America ALA Promotions Prez: Magsayo Will Never Be Another Pacquiao De La Hoya Breaks Down Speed vs. Power Fights of The Past Curtis Stevens on The Trainer Switch To John David Jackson Team Verdejo Bring in Nutrionists, Sports Psychologists For 6/11 DeGale: I Showed Medina Levels, He Doesn't Deserve Rematch Garcia: If Golovkin Will Face Floyd at 154, Then Face Canelo at 155 Magdaleno To Apply Pressure For Nonito Donaire Title Shot Tommy Coyle Calls To Avenge Luke Campbell KO Loss Video: Hearn Talks Judging Issues in Boxing, Crolla vs. Barroso Amir Khan Followed Strict Diet Switch For Showdown With Canelo Video: Hearn Excited About Mayweather vs. Matchroom Card Shane Mosley Makes Heroic Rescue Of Baby in Freeway Wreck Video: Eddie Hearn Talks DeGale vs. Jack, Smith, More Garcia: Amir Khan Will Not Be an Easy Fight For Canelo "Fighting Words" - On Francisco Vargas’ Positive Drug Test Bute on Jack Draw: I Started Too Late Yet Again Matthysse To Sit Down With De La Hoya in Vegas, Discuss Future Mayweather, Hearn in Talks For TMT vs. Matchroom Card Video: James DeGale on Mayweather, Hearn Rift, Jack, More Video: Callum Smith Breaks Down DeGale-Medina, Jack-Bute Jack-Bute CompuBox Punch Stats Video: Badou Jack Feels Robbed, Looks To The Future Thomas Williams: I Want Adonis Stevenson Next, I Want His Belt! Mayweather's Trademark Filings Could Be Biggest Hint of Return Porky Medina: Badou Jack is Better Than James DeGale Della Rosa, Attou Battle To a Draw For Vacant EU Title
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement