Advertisement
Advertisement

Upset: Kulikauskis Strikes Again, Shocks Kalenga

By Alexey Sukachev

With a record of just 12-18-3, 6 KOs, it's hard to believe Arturs Kulikauskis is worth of any notion. Yet, the hard-luck Latvian journeyman just keeps bringing his name into the headlines and for the right reasons. Yesterday, the 22-year old Latvian upset master did it again, scoring a stunning upset over WBA #8 rated cruiserweight Youri Kayembre Kalenga, the first loss in the France-based Congolese's career. Official scores were: 100-93, 100-94 and 99-97, and Kalenga (now 16-1, 10 KOs) was reportedly deducted a point in round one for hitting at the back of the head. The fight was arranged at the Kipsala Exhibition Centre in Riga, Latvia.

Kalenga was mentioned previously as a possible opponent for the highly regarded Pole Mateusz Masternak, who will fight Grigory Drozd of Russian on Oct. 5 instead. The Congolese, meanwhile, was riding high, following a kayo win over 20-0 Georgian Yago Kiladze this June. Kulikauskis, at the same time, scores his second big win this year. In February he outpointed former two-time world title challenger Yuri Barashian (27-5 at the same time) in a non-title six-rounder. Kulikauskis also holds a win over former BBBofC British champion Leon Williams, and he also pushed ex-WBA super middleweight beltholder Dmitry Sartison to the very limit, while losing a spirited MD 8 to the 27-1 German late in 2011.

Tags: boxing image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by olezhek008 on 09-20-2013

Dear readers! I am a Latvian citizen and despite my citizenship I am disgusted by this decision. I attended the fight and here's my view of the fight: The Latvian took a real beating from Kalenga through 10 rounds. Kulikauskis…

Comment by olezhek008 on 09-20-2013

[QUOTE=HeroBando;13751271]This is odd, an undefeated French contender fights a Latvian journeyman in Latvia, and loses a UD.[/QUOTE] Dear readers! I am a Latvian citizen and despite my citizenship I am disgusted by this decision. I attended the fight and here's…

Comment by Hougigo on 09-15-2013

99-97 with a point deduction.... Wtf?

Comment by HeroBando on 09-15-2013

This is odd, an undefeated French contender fights a Latvian journeyman in Latvia, and loses a UD.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Terence Crawford Drops, Dominates Postol To Unify Titles Crawford vs. Postol LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Oscar Valdez Crushes Rueda in Two, Wins WBO Title Jose Benavidez Decisions Francisco Santana in Bruising Bout Gvozdyk Gets Off The Floor To Stop Karpency in Six Maidana Breaks Down Maysonet In Six Rounds Ryota Murata Demolishes Comanche Boy in One Round Roach Admits Confusion in Golovkin-Ward Comments Fabian Maidana Aims To Emerge From Marcos' Shadow Lenny Zappavigna Stops Ik Yang in Six Rounds Video: Jose Benavidez Pumped For Santana Showdown Salido: They Have To Pay Me A lot For Lomachenko, Vargas! Crawford vs. Postol LIVE Results From Las Vegas Roach: Brook Has NO Shot To Beat Gennady Golovkin Video: David Benavidez Discusses His Future, Return, More Video: Francisco Santana Ready For War With Benavidez Crawford Not Concerned About Postol’s Height, Reach Edge Wilder, Arreola Test Clean For All Banned Substances Eleider Alvarez-Robert Berridge Set For PBC Card Video: Viktor Postol Ready To Put on a Show With Crawford Roach: I Want Pacquiao To Fight at Least Two More Times Video: Oleksandr Gvozdyk on PPV Fight, The Future, More Video: Oscar Valdez Ready For Statement Title Win With Rueda Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, More Michael Perez vs. Petr Petrov WBA Eliminator is Ordered Postol: Of Course I Want To Beat Terence Crawford By Knockout Warren: Smith Will Be Treated as World Star After Beating Canelo Crawford's Trainer: Postol is Cashing Out, He Wanted a Check Francisco Santana on Benavidez, leans to Crawford over Postol Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev, GGG-Brook, Broner, More Video: Matias Rueda Confident of Shocking Oscar Valdez Video: Crawford's Trainer Media Interview - Two Parter Tommy Coyle Aims To Make History in Leeds Showdown Crawford Senses Fear: Postol Refused To Look Me in The Eyes Viktor Postol-Terence Crawford: Pre-Fight Report Card Canelo: Golovkin Fight Has To Happen, I Want It To Happen! Ruben Nieto Retains EBU Belt, Stops Gonzales in a War Adam Lopez Furious Over Draw: That Decision Was Bullsh*t! Muhammad Ali’s Training Camp Sold To John Madden's Son Adam Lopez Fights Reynoso To a Draw, Jonathan Guzman Next?
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement