By Alexey Sukachev
Rising Russian cruiserweight Dmitry Kudryashov (8-0, 8 KOs) continued his steady upgrade in the first defense of his WBC Commonwealth of Independent States and Slovenian Boxing Bureau 200lb title against soft-bellied Georgian import Levan Jomardashvili (29-9, 20 KOs), stopping him in three easy rounds.
Kudryashov, 27, much bigger and more skilled than his opponent was in full control of the action. He used his jab as a measure stick and to create a much needed distance, then used power punches to deal the damage. The damage was specifically well felt in Jomardashvili’s liver section. The Georgian was down six times during the contest – thrice in the second round and thrice in the third – each time after a well-placed blow to his body. After the sixth knockdown referee Mikhail Sakharyan waved the fight off at 1:29 of the third.