Nikki Adler and Dmitry Kudriashov Victorious in Russia
By Alexey Sukachev
Russian cruiserweight Dmitry Kudriashov (9-0, 9 KOs) continued his series of stoppages tonight at the Olymp Sports Hall in Volgodonsk, Russia, by stopping badly overmatched Ghanaian import Prince George Akrong (15-6-1, 8 KOs) in five easy rounds. Kudriashov, 27, is in bad need of better opposition.
The show, which has been promoted by Vasily Kostenko of the SKV Boxing, wasn't without a significant controversy. The entire tournament has been inspected by Sergey Kostenko, the father of Vasily, and one of the local judges was Vasiliy's wife Irene Kostenko. The latter was one third of a judging trio, which awarded the win in the World Boxing Federation interim super middleweight title affair between female contestants Nikki Adler (10-0, 6 KOs) and Zane Brige (2-3-1, 1 KO) of Latvia to the former. Despite an almost even affair, all three scores were ridiculously wide in favour of the German import: 99-92 (by Kostenko), 98-92 and 98-93.
Natalia Smirnova (5-0, 3 KOs) UD 8 Hana Horakova
Viskhan Muzarbekov (5-0, 2 KOs) UD 6 Mykola Korenev (2-20)
Movsar Yusupov (3-0, 2 KOs) KO 3 Gasan Gasanov (4-2, 4 KOs)
Apti Ustarkhanov (1-0-1) UD 6 Artavazd Margaryan (1-4-2, 1 KO)
Aliklych Kanbolatov (3-2, 2 KOs) SD 6 Alexey Kovalev (2-3, 1 KO)