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Kashtanov Edges Yemurlayev For WBA Interim-Belt

By Dmitry Mikhalchuk and Alexey Sukachev

The second all-Ukrainian title clash in the history of modern prizefighting resulted in an intrinsic conflict within Union Boxing Promotions, a powerful Donetsk-based boxing company, ruled by Yuri Ruban and Dmytro Yeliseev. This conflict was purely pugilistic and was resolved in the ring, where WBA #2 super middleweight Stas Kashtanov (30-1, 16 KOs) acquired a vacant WBA Interim title by defeating determined challenger and teammate Server Emurlayev (now 22-1, 8 KOs) on a split nod in a crowd-pleasing affair.

Kashtanov, 28, is well-known for his disappointing loss to Hungarian Karoly Balzsay a year ago also at Druzhba Palace of Sports. Kashtamov used all his experience to neglect Emurlayev's hard jabs in the starting rounds. Server did his best to land them but his efforts waned, as a majority of his punches either missed or were blocked and slipped by Kashtanov.

Emurlayev, 26, had some relative success in the fourth round, but that wasn't a breaking point. Kashtanov continued to dominate through the second third of the bout. Emurlayev ignited his engine later on and even won a couple of rounds but it was Kashtanov, who finished the clash on a high note. At the end, two judges voted for Stas Kashtanov (118-110 and 116-112), while the third one scored the bout for Server Emurlayev (113-115), which was very much off mark. BoxingScene was in agrement with the former duo, having it 117-111 - for a newly-crowned champion.

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Ismail Abdoul is considered by many to be the owner of the sturdiest chin in boxing (on the other side of Mariusz Wach's heavy whiskers), and he showed why in his minor title fight versus rising Georgian prospect Yago Kiladze. The latter is a Donetsk-based boxer-puncher, who combines quality blows with fast one-two combinations and constant movement. None of that prevented the Belgian journeyman to last the distance behind a concrete-like block and tight guard, which is next-to-impossible for penetration.

Kiladze (20-0, 13 KOs) won all twelve rounds, and earned a clean sweep on all the judges' scorecards: 120-108 (and with BoxingScene in agreement). He has successfully retained his WBA I/C title for the fourth straight time. Abdoul is now 46-25-2, with 18 KOs. Despite fighting some of the best cruisers and heavyweights of the world, he was stopped just once - by reigning WBC beltholder Krzysztof Wlodarczyk in the twelfth round; this TKO being considered a cut- or injury-induced fluke by Abdoul.

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WBA #11 featherweight Oleg Yefimovich (23-2, 12 KOs) scored an impressive last-round stoppage of the Spain-based Columbian Franklin Teran (33-7-1, 23 KOs). Yefimovich, a smooth boxer-puncher, was much better and much more consistent than his for, who looked to be a bit out of shape. Yefimovich started to dominate the bout in the second half, while Teran was quickly running out of gas. In the championship rounds, Teran got way too fatigued, and Yefimovich began to make s visible use of it. In round nine, Teran was floored twice at the end of a three-minute span. The end came early into the tenth, when Yefimovich put his opponent down for the count with a lean right hook. Official time of stoppage was 0:26 of the tenth stanza. Yefimovich has successfully retained his WBA I/C title.

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Junior middleweight Artiom Karpets moved to 17-0, with 6 KOs, after outboxing dangerous Latvian journeyman Semjons Moroseks (17-21-1, 7 KOs) unanimously over ten in a tactical and uneventful affair.

Rising super bantamweight Olexander Yegorov (11-0-1, 6 KOs) overcame Yuri Voronin's tough resistance in the first rounds and dominated the rest of the bout to secure a wide unanimous decision over eight rounds. Voronin, 39, was tagged very hard in the seventh and in the eighth stanzas but remained on his feet till the very end. He is now 0-7 in his last fights and 27-16-2, with 18 KOs, overall.

Former flyweight amateur standout for Ukraine Artiom Dalakian (6-0, 4 KOs) impressively stopped unheralded Bulgarian trialhorse Galin Paunov (2-5) in the second stanza. Paunov was down three times in round two, before the action was halted for good.

Another flyweight Olexander Gryschuk (11-0, 4 KOs) was tested tough by the game veteran Ghennady Delisandru (18-16-1, 6 KOs) in action-packed eight-rounder. Delisandru was especially competitive in the first half of the bout, giving fits to the younger opponent. He suffered a leg injury midst into the fight and lost his steam down the stretch but remained dangerous till the very end.

In a battle of two heavyweight debutants, Yuri Vainylenko (1-0, 1 KO) stopped Konstantin Gavrilov (0-1) within two rounds of action.

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