Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Zimnoch Decisions McCall Over Eight in Tough Fight

By Alexey Sukachev

Arena Hall, ul. B. Chrobrego 50B, Legionowo, Poland - Elijah McCall (11-3-1, 10 KOs) summed up a bad day for the McCall family, being stopped in five bloody rounds by the veteran (yet a rookie) Pole Marcin Rekowski (9-0, 8 KOs). McCall got some success early on with his hard right hands but that was it. Down the stretch of the first Rekowski got adjusted to his foe and started to connect with hard left hands. McCall has been slowly being pummeled into non-existence by the local favorite for the next three rounds, with each stanza being more and more punishing for the 25-year old American. Finally, in the fifth, Rekowski landed several hard bombs from both right and left, which had McCall reeling along the ropes and finally falling down with a bloody mask on his face. At this point, approximately 1:34 of the fifth, the referee stepped in and rightfully waved Elijah off with his saddened father watching from ringside. McCall has now lost two in a row.

---------------------

In a minor upset, super middleweight talent Andrzej Soldra (7-0-1, 4 KOs) was held to a six-round draw against durable and willing opponent Bartolomiej Grafka (9-6, 2 KOs). Soldra was his usual self, moving out using blistering combinations to counter his aggressive counterpart. Soldra was in control of the first four rounds, clearly outboxing aggressive but limited Grafka. The latter, however, never stopped trying, and his diligence paid off in the fifth, when he finally sent Soldra to the canvas with a crushing left hand. Soldra was never the same after that but managed to last till the final bell. No scores were announced.

---------------------

Yesterday Guillermo Jones proved there was a country for old men. Today the former WBC heavyweight champion Oliver McCall, slowly nearing his milestone 50th birthday, showed he belonged to the same state of Old but was cut short by the judges, as all three of them awarded this bout to the relatively young (29 years) Polish prospect Krzysztof Zimnoch in an eight-round contest. The victory for the young fighter wasn't justified by BoxingScene, which had it 77-75 - for the American veteran.

McCall, entering his 28th year as a pro, was reasonably slow and plodding in the beginning but still managed to land some sneaky jabs to the head of Zimnoch. The Pole punched more and landed some glancing blows but, as usual, they had no effect on the Atomic Bull, an owner of one of the most solid chins in boxing history. McCall, 48, worked his way back into the fight by its midst and started to get to his younger foe in the later rounds. McCall's jab troubled Zimnoch numerous times but it was his uppercut that did the most damage. Zimnoch was working hard to retaliate but had little effect fighting back. That didn't mean anything though when the scores were tallied: 77-76, 77-75 and 79-75 - for the Pole, who increases his record to 15-0-1, with 11 KOs. McCall is now 56-13, with 37 KOs, but can hang with the second-tier heavyweights for years to come.

---------------------

In a duel of two previously undefeated welterweights, Michal Zerominski (5-0, 1 KO) looked superior to Lukasz Janik (8-1-1, 3 KOs) in a six-rounder and left no doubt as to who was thewinner, scoring a unanimous decision.

Lightweight Krzysztof Cieslak (19-5, 6 KOs) won a thriller against far less experienced but competent opponent Ariel Krasnopolski (2-3). Cieslak was dropped down hard in the opening seconds of the fight after a huge right hand of Krasnopolski but managed to weather the storm and gradually fought his way back to the fight. Krasnopolski started to fade in the middle rounds. Later in the fight, Cieslak was in full control of the contest and finally got the job done with a hard left hook, which had Krasnopolski down and out cold.

Other results:

Kamil Szeremeta (3-0) MD 4 Robert Talarek (1-1-1)
Michal Szebestik (1-1) MD 4 Erek Cieslowki (0-1)

-------------------------------

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 05-18-2013

some close rounds in there & it could have gone either way. if this fight was 10 or 12 rounds i could see mccall pulling it out. mccall was slow but he couldn't miss with his jab especially in the…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. - Ticket Information Klitschko: Fury Played Mental Games With Me, Destroyed Himself Ugonoh's Coach: A Win Over Breazeale Could Lead To Wilder Scott Quigg Leaves Joe Gallagher, Teams Up With Freddie Roach Trainer: Chavez Jr. Will Face The Best Possible Version of Canelo! Chad Dawson: Adonis Stevenson is NOT a Real World Champion! Adrien Broner-Adrian Granados: Post-Fight Report Card Rakeem Noble: Beating Tommy Coyle Opens Doors For Me Frankie Gavin Leaves Max McCracken, Joins Eastside Gym Ivan Dychko Turns Pro, Eyes Anthony Joshua Rematch Tommy Coyle To Face Rakeem Noble In Hull; Kofi Yates Out Haye: I Know I Can Beat Joshua, I Want To Fight Him Next Hunter Says Canelo is Doing Golovkin Dirty With Flat Fee Offer Klitschko Banking on Experience To Push Him Past Joshua "Fighting Words" - Thomas Williams Jr. Took the Hard Way Out Broner: I'm Not Gonna Lie; Granados Hurt Me One Time in Fight Igor Mikhalkin Aims To Get Back in The Mix After PED Mess Photo: Chavez Jr. Arrives To Mexico City Looking Very Slim Magomed Madiev, Khegai, Agadzhanyan Win in Moscow Promoter: To Gain Credibility, Beterbiev Has To Fight on The Road Adrien Broner vs. Adrian Granados - CompuBox Punch Stats Martinez Will Give Advice To Sosa Ahead of Lomachenko Fight Showtime's Espinoza on Joshua Gaining U.S. Fans, Wilder Clash Kovacs Retains WBO Euro Belt, Imre Szello Beats Garrett Wilson Broner Says He Fought For Nine-Plus Rounds With Broken Hand Avni Yildirim Crushes Alexander Sushchyts in One Broner Explains Why Mayweather Didn't Attend Granados Fight Arthur Abraham vs. Robin Krasniqi at Congress Center in Erfurt Broner: I Spoke to Bob Arum Recently About Making Pacquiao Fight Nathan Gorman Blows Away Gogita Gorgiladze With Quick KO Roy Jones Jr. Return Possible For May in Belarus, Says Hryunov Photos: Lamont Peterson Back in The Mix, Beats Avanesyan Terry Flanagan vs. Jorge Linares is The Goal, Says Frank Warren Danny Garcia: Beating Thurman Will Make Me The Face of Boxing! Photos: Adrien Broner Barely Defeats Granados - HUGE Gallery Photos: Marcus Browne Drops Williams Three Times For KO Win Daniel Dubois Inspired By Mike Tyson, Aims To Be British Version Klara Svensson Confident That Braekhus' Reign Will Be Over Browne To Adonis Stevenson: Give Me My Shot, I Want The Strap Lamont Peterson: I Want To Fight Anyone at Welterweight
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement