Dimitrenko Stops Zavorotnyi in Five, Audley Harrison Next?

By Alexey Sukachev

Hamburg, Germany - Ukrainian IBF #6, WBO #9 and WBA #15 heavyweight Alexander Dimitrenko (30-1, 20 KOs) is the new European champion after the fifth-round TKO over hugely overmatched compatriot Yaroslav Zavorotnyi (14-5, 12 KOs). Zavorotnyi, who got his chance by stopping previously undefeated Russian Maxim Maslov in March for the EBU-EE minor title, was never in the game. He was very passive allowing comebacking Dimitrenko, who was last seen in the ring more than a year ago, to connect both to his head and to his body with hard, clean punches and giving him almost no chance to respond. Zavorotnyi was ready to go at the end of the third but a factual end to this contest came at 1:25 of the fifth after another series of Alexander's punches. His opponent was down moments prior to that on another combination of Dimitrenko's blows.

BoixngScene's Per Ake Persson notes that Audley Harrison is the mandatory to Dimitrenko's title.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by The Hammer on 08-03-2010

[QUOTE=Earl-Hickey;8971401]Harrison vs Dimitrenko would be a fun fight imo[/QUOTE] Yes, I'd like to see that one too. Hopefully Dimitrenko will stay active now.

Comment by LDBC Slayer on 08-03-2010

Harrison vs Dimitrenko would be a fun fight imo

Comment by joe strong on 08-03-2010

dimitrenko vs harrison is an interesting matchup.i hope it happens.2 big guys who are on the cusp.if harrison wins he actually has to be considered a contender.

Comment by LeadUppercut on 07-31-2010

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;8947986]Hamburg, Germany - Ukrainian IBF #6, WBO #9 and WBA #15 heavyweight Alexander Dimitrenko (30-1, 20 KOs) is a new European champion after the fifth-round TKO over hugely overmatched compatriot Yaroslav Zavorotnyi (14-5, 12 KOs). Zavorotnyi, who got his chance…

Comment by WladIsTheChamp on 07-31-2010

If only he showed so much effort agains Fast Eddie, instead of crying like a little girl every time Chambers punched him.

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