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 Last update:  3/15/2014       Read more by Alexey Sukachev         
   
Drozd Demolishes Ouanna, Chakhkiev Stops Haapoja
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

Tags: Rakhim Chakhkiev , Grigory Drozd



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comment by Koba-Grozny, on 03-15-2014
[QUOTE=Freedom2014]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 cutting across from Bellew - Bru...

comment by Mikhnienko, on 03-15-2014
[QUOTE=NachoMan]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 Dreadful analysis

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]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.

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