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Ismayl Sillakh Beats Yordanis Despaigne, Stays Unbeaten

By Mark Vester

At the Jostens Center in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Ismayl Sillakh (15-0, 12KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Cuban amateur star Yordanis Despaigne (8-1, 4KOs) in a battle of undefeated light heavyweight prospects. The scores were 98-91, 98-91 and 99-90.

After nearly two close rounds, the final twenty seconds of the second round saw Sillakh rally with several combinations, and finished it off with hard right hand to send Despaigne down in the final ten seconds. In the third, Sillakh went right after Despaigne and opened up cuts around both of his eyes. Despaigne came back well in the fourth and fifth rounds.  After those two, Sillakh took the fight back over by beating Despaigne from the outside and really opening up the two cuts around his eyes.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cubanborn87 on 03-05-2011

[QUOTE=cooper5;10188395]Isn't this the first of the recent defectors from Cuba to lose? Wonder if others will fall from the unbeaten ranks in 2011?[/QUOTE] out of the well known ones barthalemy also lost, i expect lara, gamboa and rigondeaux to stay…

Comment by Cubanborn87 on 03-05-2011

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;10188075]It's funny how, in boxing, the bigger, stronger looking guy isn't always the harder hitter. Teddy Atlas kept saying how Despaigne has the Hercules body but prefers to box. Sillakh landed fast, often and HARD. I agree that Yordanis wasn't…

Comment by Sweet Jesus on 03-05-2011

Didn't see the fight, will download it tomorrow. Comments sound good though. Ukraine is here to stay.

Comment by RA-Box on 03-05-2011

[QUOTE=cooper5;10188395]Isn't this the first of the recent defectors from Cuba to lose? Wonder if others will fall from the unbeaten ranks in 2011?[/QUOTE] Yan Barthemely lost early into his career and was from this most recent group of defectors. If…

Comment by TBear on 03-05-2011

I liked McGirt as a fighter. I find it hard to like him as a trainer. Perhaps that might change if one of his fighters ever win a fight.

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