By Alexey Sukachev
Sports Palace "Znamya", Noginsk, Russia - Fedor Chudinov (10-0, 8 KOs) marched through yet another (relatively) famed veteran, stopping former world title challenger Stjepan Bozic (28-8, 19 KOs) after five complete rounds.
Chudinov, 26, was in firm control of the fight from the opening bell. He was gradually taking Bozic, 39, apart, using his jab and multi-punch combos. Scores were 40-36, 40-36 and 39-36 after for rounds. At the end of the fifth, Chudinov landed a powerful left hand to the solar plexus, which put Bozic down. He beat the count but surrendered in his corner during a following break.
Chudinov grabbed a vacant WBC CISBB super middleweight title with this convincing performance.
Russian middleweight champion Arif Magomedov (10-0, 7 KOs) made a very quick work of his Serbian opponent Slavisa Simeunovic (12-7, 10 KOs), dropping him three times with different punches in just 90 seconds of the very first round. Magomedov is in search of better opponents from now on.
Light heavyweight Alexey Stakanchikov (3-1, 2 KOs) landed a couple of punches, the last being a hard right to the body, which finished badly overmatched Serbian import Misha Nikolic (18-26-2, 8 KOs) in less than a minute.
Belarussian flyweight Ekaterina Izotova (3-0-1, 1 KO) stopped much smaller Hungarian Agnese Draxler (6-5), hardly a mini-flyweight herself, in three rounds. Draxler landed just a single meaningful punch at the end of the first, then was badly beaten to the punch, cut over her nose and dropped down with a hard right hand midst into the third for the contest to be halted.
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