Advertisement
Advertisement

Photos: Alex Leapai Shocks Denis Boytsov in Bamberg

Stechert Arena, Bamberg, Bayern, Germany -  It took Denis Boytsov five years to become the most promising heavyweight prospect in the division. At 23, Boytsov had experience, youth, punching power and support system to become the heir apparent to the Klitschko's throne... possibly. It took him five more years to see his career ruined. His downward spiral continued tonight at the Stechert Arena, where he suffered his first and painful defeat to WBO #8 Australian (by way of Samoa) Alex Leapai. The latter defended his WBO Asia Pacific title, scoring two knockdowns en route to a big win. Official scores were: 98-90 and 96-92 (twice) - for the guest fighter.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BostonGuy on 11-24-2013

I was hoping for the upset; with a win against Leapai, Boystov was to receive a title shot against Wladimir Klitschko. I'm glad Leapai pulled the upset, Boytsov was undeserving of a title shot and we would've seen the same…

Comment by soul_survivor on 11-24-2013

[QUOTE=Tobi.G;13961813]I heard some rumors about Boytsov beeing an alcoholic.....[/QUOTE] he;s eastern european so probably true? lol joke!

Comment by Tobi.G on 11-24-2013

I heard some rumors about Boytsov beeing an alcoholic.....

Comment by Thurman on 11-24-2013

Wow, what an upset by Leapai! Tough fight for Boytsov, but he's only 27 and can build himself up again. After Tua's recent loss, it's good to see another Samoan heavyweight going after the top guys... He needs maybe two…

Comment by beez721 on 11-24-2013

[QUOTE=soul_survivor;13961221]What happened to Boystov? A few years ago he seemed a real challenger and had a good run then he went on a years long run of no bodies, what happened with his WBO/WBA rankings? Wasn't he international or European…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Povetkin's Promoter: I Think We'll Reach Wilder Deal Without Bids McWilliams Arroyo Confident He Can Shock Roman Gonzalez Froch: I Think About a Comeback Every Day, But I'm Realistic Felix Verdejo Has April Fight Set For Puerto Rico Willie Monroe Return is Pushed Back After Opponent Snafu Santa Cruz vs. Martinez: Hunter, Mendez, Marrero Added Marquez: Khan Can Win, But Canelo Can KO Him at Any Time Roman Gonzalez-McWilliams Arroyo Done For Golovkin-Wade Avtandil Khurtsidze, Giovanni Lorenzo Set For Broadway Boxing Vargas Predicts He'll Make Sadam Ali Quit; 'Not On My Level' Wlodarczyk Faces Brudov on 3/4, Shumenov in Play For April Abel Sanchez Not Viewing Andre Ward's Inactivity as Advantage Quigg Motivated By Fear of Losing as Frampton Bout Nears Khan: Mayweather, Pacquiao Would Be Easier Than Canelo! Ballisai Replaces Kevin Mitchell in Tatli EBU Title Fight on 3/18 Pungluang Sor Singyu Retains WBO Belt With Technical Nod Win Mayweather Stumped on Who Would Win Fury vs. Wilder Floyd Mayweather: Timing Was Not Right For Amir Khan Bout Roy Jones Jr. and Kevin Mitchell: A Tale of Two Retirements McWilliams Arroyo Creeps In, Eyed For Roman Gonzalez Bout Marquez Says There Have Been Talks For Miguel Cotto Bout Photos: Povetkin Getting Jacked, in Beast Mode For Deontay Wilder Estrada's Promoter Questions Chocolatito's Pound For Pound Rank Luis Ortiz Content With Random Testing To Prove He's Clean Bob Arum: I Don't Ever Want To Retire! Why Would I? Robert Garcia Hopes Brother Mikey is Back in First Half of 2016 Tarver's Suspension Upheld, Fined $50K For Positive PED Test Lucas Matthysse-Pablo Cesar Cano Showdown in Talks Bob Arum Continues To Be The Master of Salesmanship Pungluang Sor Singyu Defends WBO Belt Against Pabustan Luis Ortiz Hopes Activity Level Doesn't Slow Down Anytime Soon Chavez Jr. Training Hard For Possible Jack Bout, Says Garcia Lebedev Will Go With Ramirez Unification First, Then Mandatory Mike Tyson Returns For Round 2 at The MGM Grand Antonio Orozco-Miguel Acosta Set For 3/25 at Fantasy Springs David Haye Tells Joshua Not To Risk His '0' Before They Fight McGuigan Believes Frampton vs. Quigg is a Crossover Fight Flanagan-Mathews: Zolani Tete To Face Jose Santos Gonzalez Sullivan Barrera: My Goal is To Knock Andre Ward Out! Blackwell-Eubank Jr. Set For March 26 At Wembley
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement