Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Drozd Stops Janik In Nine; Chakhkiev Knocks Out Wright

By Alexey Sukachev

Looking his best and boxing his best WBC cruiserweight champion and TBRB #4 Grigory Drozd continued his Polish extermination tour and successfully retained his regalia for the first time with the ninth-round stoppage of late sub Lukasz Janik (28-3, 15 KOs).

WBC #19 Janik, 29, was no match for the 35-year old Russian from the very beginning. Drozd used one-two combos and mixed them with hard body blows. Janik, limited to clinching and holding, was first seriously hurt in the third, and after the fourth all three scorecards were 40-36 - for the champion.

Janik continued to receive punishment in the next rounds. In the seventh he was pushed to the canvas after another brutal combo, and referee Ian John-Lewis issued a count. Scores were 80-71 across the boards according to the WBC open scoring after the eighth.

The end came 50 seconds later, when Janik, wobbly after more taken punches, was saved on his feet by the referee.

Next for Drozd can be WBC mandatory Ilunga Makabu. Drozd is now 4-0, 3 KOs since signing with the WoB and 3-0, 2 KOs, against the Poles, including stoppage win over Mateusz Masternak and decision against Krzysztof Wlodarczyk.

MORE UNDERCARD RESULTS

World-rated cruiserweight and 2008 Beijing heavyweight gold medalist Rakhim Chakhkiev (23-1, 18 KOs) scored a sudden 8th round kayo against American contender Junior Anthony Wright (13-1-1, 11 KOs). A perfectly placed body shot put an end to a boring contest, allowing Chakhkiev to celebrate the win, the recent birth of his son and acquire a vacant IBO 200 lb. title.

The bout was very uneventful up until the knockout. Wright showed expert skills in spoiling and avoiding any exchanges, while top-ten rated and TBRB #7 Chakhkiev was inactive and only successful in rare and short spurts. The end came at 2:39 of the eighth when the proud Ingush connected with a picturesque left hook to the liver section to level the American for good.

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

WBC #2, WBA #6 and IBF #9 cruiserweight terror Dmitry Kudryashov continued his rapid rise with a stoppage win over WBO #4 Namibian Vikapita Meroro (28-5, 14 KOs), but it wasn't easy.

Kudryashov (18-0, 18 KOs) had problems dealing with a smaller and quicker opponent and tasted some leather before his power started to tell. It was in the fifth when Meroro went down on accumulation of punches. The end came in the next round after a pair of left hooks by the Hammer - to the head and to the body. Time of stoppage was 1:54 of the round.

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

When one of the two doesn't want to  engage in close-quarter exchanges with a brawler, and another one doesn't have enough skills to force him to a fight gonna be a stinker. That was what happened in a buoy between Manuel Charr (28-3, 16 KOs) of Syria and Australian Alex Leapai (30-7-3, 24 KOs).

Both heavies fought in spurts but while almost all Charr's punches got through, Leapai was only lucky with right hands to the body. Charr was better in every round of this forgettable fight and rightfully got a unanimous decision: 100-99, 97-92, and 98-94. Boxingscene had it 97-93 - for Charr, who praised a fallen warrior in Denis Boytsov afterwards.

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

In a non-title eight-round light welterweight fight Russian Svetlana Kulakova (10-0-1, 1 KO) dominated German import Marie Riederer (15-3-1, 10 KOs).

Riederer was hurt numerous times but never went down. Scores were: 80-72, 80-72, and 80-73 - for Kulakova, whose WBA interim title wasn't at stake since she came overweight.

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

Light heavyweight prospect Dmitry Bivol (now 3-0, 3 KOs) continued to impress with the 4th round stoppage of well-traveled journeyman Joey Vegas (17-11-2, 10 KOs).

Vegas, imitating Floyd Mayweather with his shoulder-first guard, was in survival mode from opening bell. He has only lasted so long. In the third he was hurt and dropped twice by Bivol's power. The end came at 1:10 of the next stanza with a smashing left uppercut. Next for Bivol is his American debut.

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

In the opener, Chechen debutant Ramzan Baysarov (1-0) easily dominated no-hoper Andrey Polyakov (0-8) over four rounds of one-sided action with a unanimous decision. Polyakov was down with a body punch in the first.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by King_ on 05-22-2015

Easy work Povetkin.

Comment by HI-TECH Boxing on 05-22-2015

Bivol is a freaking Monster!! He's just 24 as well. I can't wait to see how his career comes along. Beterbiev, Gvozdyk and Bivol are the one's to watch at 175 for the future.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Anthony Joshua Asks Tyson Fury: Why Am I a Sh*thouse? Alantez Fox Picks Up Return Win, Beats Elvin Ayala Canelo Alvarez Receives Medical Clearance For December Fight Crolla: If I Win, A Good Chance The Lomachenko Fights Happens Bellew: If I Don't Stop After This, My Wife Will Divorce Me! Espinoza: Showtime Not Going Anywhere; Spending More $$$ In 2019 Salvador Briseno Inks Promotional With All Star Boxing News: Zuhayr Al-Qahtani, Ward, McCullough, Doyle, Egbunike Tony Bellew: Usyk is a Monster – But I Can Knock Him Out! Joshua's Promoter: The Sole Focus, 100%, is Wilder Fight in April Usyk-Bellew Card: Cordina-Cardle, Crolla-Yordan, Walsh-Lowe II Photos: Tony Bellew, Oleksandr Usyk - Face To Face at Presser Groves: We Are Supremely Confident of Beating Callum Smith Tony Bellew: I'm Not Scared Of Usyk's 'Crazy Ukrainian Look' Hearn: Joshua Had Horrific Camp, Flu Before Fighting Povetkin WBC Prez: Canelo vs. Charlo Status To Be Clarified at Convention Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin: Afterthoughts Nietes' Trainer: No Palicte Rematch, We Want The Best at 115 McCallum Turns To Former Foe in Bid To Make Improvements Hearn Warns Warren: Fury Will Never Get 50-50 Split For Joshua Kosei Tanaka Beats Sho Kimura in Absolute War For WBO Title Anthony Joshua Smiles: This Payday is Deontay Wilder's Legacy! Zakaria Attou Stripped of EBU Belt, Milas vs. Tintor on Oct. 6 Labour MP Believes Boxing Can Help Knockout Knife Crime Joshua, Wilder, Fury Comprise Boxing's Ultimate Reality Show Eleider Alvarez Felt Golovkin Won, Vows To Beat Down Kovalev Jean Pascal vs. Gary Kopas at Cruiserweight on November 9 Oquendo: WBA Should Do The Right Thing, Crown Me Champion WBC Prez is Proud of Povetkin's Performance With Joshua Linares Finds New Hunger at 140, Still Eyes Mikey Garcia, Loma Oscar Valdez To Start Training Camp With Reynoso on October 1 Anthony Joshua: I'll Fight Wilder Even If He Loses To Tyson Fury Juanma: I Hope Gamboa Faces Me, Doesn't Run To Fight Loma Hearn: Wilder Must Agree Now, We Won't Wait Until Fury Fight! Joshua: Povetkin Strong, But Didn't Hurt Me In The First Round Photos: Luke Campbell Avenges Loss To Yvan Mendy Dillian Whyte To Anthony Joshua: I'm Here, Ready To Fight Next Photos: Sergey Kuzmin Stops Injured David Price in Four Joshua Wants Wilder-Fury Winner April 13 at Wembley Stadium Photos: Anthony Joshua Blasts Out Povetkin - MEGA Gallery
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement