Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Baysangurov is Back in The Mix After IBO Title Win

By Alexey Sukachev

With just two seconds left in the twelfth and final round referee Giustino di Giovanni jumped in between heavily wobbling Argentinean Guido Nicolas Pitto and his Ukraine-based Russian/Chechen counterpart Zaurbek Baysangurov to put a halt of a brutal contest for a vacant IBO light middleweight title. Unlike the infamous ending of the Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Meldrick Taylor extravaganza, this finish was well justified by the fight itself, but was very unfair for extremely brave Argentinean.

Baysangurov (now 29-1, 21 KOs), and 29, is a former WBO and IBO 154lb titleholder. He was last seen in the ring in October 2012, performing at his best against tough Czech Lukas Konecny. He was then scheduled to debut on American soil against local boy Demetrius Andrade in mid-2013 but that bout was scratched off after Zaurbek suffered an injury to his back. Baysangurov lost both of his titles in 2013. Rumors of him closing unfinished business with the only boxer to ever defeat him (Cornelius K9 Bundrage) have also waned. Pitto, meanwhile, was coming off 1-1 encounter with former amateur star Jack Culcay-Keth, which made him a strong opponent for a return fight of the former champion.

Pitto (18-3, 7 KOs), 26, proved to be a tough customer – specifically in the starting rounds, while Baysangurov was slightly rusty and looked sluggish to a certain degree. The Russian started to get back to his best in the middle rounds, and by the start of the last third of the encounter his advantage was clearly seen and felt. Pitto was taking heavy fire but refused to surrender, even though he was being wobbled all around the ring since the end of the tenth. The Argentinean was on the brink of a stoppage late into the eleventh, and he was very groggy in the twelfth – yet continued to show extreme bravery or even borderline insanity. Finally, Baysangurov landed a heavy series of punches, which sent Pitto down at the ropes. He got up, then stumbled and then was stopped for the first time in his career.

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

In the main undercard fight, WBO #4 light heavyweight Vyacheslav Uzelkov (30-4, 19 KOs) was upset again – this time by rugged Serbian journeyman Geard Ajetovic (25-9-1, 12 KOs). Ajetovic was better in every department against the very sluggish and totally disinterested Ukrainian, who showed very little desire to engage.

However, one judge found some (very strange) reasons to award the decision to Uzelkov – 76-77, but he was overruled by more competent colleagues, who saw it 77-75 and 78-74 – for the Serbian. The fact, that Ajetovic lost to 42-year old former middleweight champ Harry Simon just two fights ago adds more confusion to this loss. Uzelkov looked to be a spent bullet in this fight.

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

WBA #8 light heavyweight Olexander Cherviak (14-3-1, 4 KOs) came back to a winning column after a disappointing performance against Nadjib Mohammedi with a quality victory over fellow compatriot Artem Redko (20-4-3, 11 KOs) in a rematch of their 2009 encounter. Scores were: 80-73, 79-74 and 79-73 – for Cherviak.

Local Georgian Yago Kiladze (21-1, 14 KOs), who was stopped in his German debut against Youri Kayembre Kalenga in 2013 erased bad memories of that defeat by stopping mismatched Hungarian Attila Palko (17-12, 13 KOs) in two. Palko was down twice in the first round and once in the second.

Finally, another Georgian Mishiko Beselia (6-0, 3 KOs) stopped Ilya Reutskiy (2-2, 2 KOs) in four. Reutskiy was down in the second round, then again in the fourth before a stoppage.

K2 Ukraine promoted this tourney in Brovary, Ukraine.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cloud on 04-14-2014

[QUOTE=Hougigo;14422113]Baysangurov was his mando....but he won an IBO...so don't know if that makes him a champ or not, killing his ranking in the WBO[/QUOTE] Danny Green was rated when he was IBO champion by the others so perhaps he'll still…

Comment by Dean_Razorback on 04-13-2014

felt bad for pitto, he just didn't have any power to trouble Baysangurov at any moment, but he has a hell of a chin, that's for sure.

Comment by Hougigo on 04-13-2014

[QUOTE=lutenco;14422073]DEMETRIUS has to fight him,GOOD FIGHT TO WATCH!!![/QUOTE] Baysangurov was his mando....but he won an IBO...so don't know if that makes him a champ or not, killing his ranking in the WBO

Comment by lutenco on 04-13-2014

DEMETRIUS has to fight him,GOOD FIGHT TO WATCH!!!

Comment by any craic lad? on 04-13-2014

Good win for Zaur Pitto is a pretty tough rangy guy

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Photos: Pacquiao Grinds Hard With Buboy For Matthysse Fight McDonnell Hits Japan, Feels Confident of Shocking Naoya Inoue Omar Chavez: Other Fighters Have Lost - They Are Now Legends! Adonis Stevenson Admits: I Need To Be More Active Chavez Sr. Angry, Trainer Shakes Head at Omar Chavez Defeat Adonis Stevenson To Badou Jack: Rematch Must Be in Canada! Jack: I Wasn't Hitting Stevenson Low; He Had His Cup Really High Stevenson's Promoter Impressed With Badou Jack's Performance Joseph Diaz Has No Excuses: Gary Russell a Tremendous Fighter Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz - CompuBox Punch Stats Diego Magdaleno Grabs Win in Mexico, Hopes For Title Shot Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack - CompuBox Punch Stats Jack: Let's Do the Stevenson Rematch in Vegas, Sweden or the UK Tyson Fury Very Eager To Do a Job on Sefer Seferi on June 9 Photos: Eleider Alvarez Putting in Work For Sergey Kovalev Pacquiao is Pleased: Buboy Adapted The Style of Freddie Roach Photos: Gary Russell Shows His Class To Defeat Joseph Diaz Photos: Adonis Stevenson, Badou Jack - MONSTER Fight Gallery Warrington: Frampton in August is Too Soon, I Need More Time Jack Catterall: I Want The Winner of Flanagan vs. Hooker Ohara Davies Warms Up For Showdown With Josh Leather Video: Floyd Mayweather Reacts To The Stevenson-Jack Draw Adonis Stevenson: I Felt I Won, I Can Give Badou Jack a Rematch Video: Badou Jack Reacts To Draw Verdict With Adonis Stevenson Video: Adonis Stevenson Reacts To Draw Verdict With Jack Badou Jack: I Definitely Won, Maybe They Don't Like Mayweather Hekkie Budler Stuns Ryoichi Taguchi To Capture IBF, WBA Belts Mugicha Nakagawa Stops Ricky Manufoe To Win WBA Regional Boschiero Decisions Farouk Kourbanov For The EU Title in Italy Subriel Matias Breaks Down, Stops Adrian Estrella Jose Carlos Paz Shocks Omar Chavez With Unanimous Decision Adonis Stevenson, Badou Jack Battle To a Majority Draw Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gary Russell Decisions a Game Joseph Diaz, Retains WBC Title Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Adonis Stevenson-Badou Jack - CompuBox Historical Review Firat Arslan Grabs Quick Knockout Win, Returns on June 16 Jack: I Asked for This Fight; Nothing Stevenson Has Scares Me! Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz - CompuBox Historical Review Photos: Jerwin Ancajas, Jonas Sultan - Face To Face at Fan Event
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement