Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Isa Chaniev Gets Off The Floor To Decision Ismael Barroso

By Alexey Sukachev

In the main event of a big night of boxing at the Aren Riga in Riga, Latvia, WBO #5 and IBF #11 rated Russian Isa Chaniev (13-1, 6 KOs) took an important step up in class and further re-affirmed his high positing in ratings with a solid win over dangerous Venezuelan kayo artist and former WBA interim lightweight champion Ismael Barroso (20-2-2, 19 KOs), outboxing him unanimously over twelve heated rounds.

Despite some added running, Chaniev, 25, also showed very solid tactical ability by changing the flow of the fight when it was needed and against a veteran puncher.

Barroso, 35, who had previously scored a kayo over Kevin Mitchell in 2015, was the aggressor, and so was Chaniev, who tried to exchange blows with the Venezuelan early on. By doing so Chaniev got himself into trouble, as he was rocked by a left hand bomb of Barroso in the first round.

isa-chaniev

The second round was even but in the third Chaniev got overanxious and paid a price by going down briefly after a big left counter hook of Barroso. Luckily for the Russian, he was awarded a bit of a controversial knockdown, when he hit Barroso with a punch while also tripping him, in the same round.

Realizing that the Venezuelan was in possession of that type of punching power, which could rock him, Chaniev re-grouped and employed a more scientific approach by moving constantly out of Barroso's power while trying to land some big shots on rare but accurate rush-ins. Sometimes he ran, sometimes he danced, and sometimes he stood his ground.

At 35, Barroso had little stamina left in his tank after he mostly hit air and missed the majority of his big bombs. Rounds went by and both Barroso and his corner got frustrated. The boxer himself answered almost predictable, trying to do something illegal to turn back the tide. Unfortunately, he paid a price without getting his contribution - as referee Yuri Koptsev deducted a point from Venezuelan for hitting low in the ninth.

In the tenth, Barroso was briefly down after a slip with a subsequent punch of Chaniev. Both boxers threw all they had in the twelfth round.

The following scorecards were announced: 117-109, 116-108, and 115-112 - all for Isa Chaniev. BoxingScene had it 116-110 - also for Chaniev.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 05-12-2018

Sounds like Barroso knocked some respect into him and he got on his bike for the home town decision.

Comment by BigZ44 on 05-12-2018

Wow, Chaniev beat Barroso? Did not see that coming. Barroso should stay up at 140 now

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Epic Sports CEO on Securing Whyte-Pulev, Signing Fighters, More Inoue Confirms He’ll Compete in WBSS Bantamweight Tournament Brendan Ingle, Dean Francis Pass Away: Boxing World Mourns Tony Bellew "100%" Interested In Fighting Oleksandr Usyk Inoue Blows Out McDonnell in 1st Round to Win Bantamweight Title Trout: I'm Going To Derail Charlo-Hurd, Get Rematch With Hurd! Shiro Knocks Out Lopez With Body Shot in 2nd Round of Rematch Warren: Tyson Fury Will Avoid Comeback Mistakes of Haye Kal Yafai is Keen To Make a Statement in American Debut Frank Bruno Backing Dan Azeez To Go Far in Boxing Haye: Joe Joyce Would Take Jarrell Miller and Dillian Whyte Apart Demecillo Knocks Out Moya, Wenceslao Destroys Tinampay Wilder: Trump is Huge Boxing Fan, Wants a KO in My Next Fight Warrington: I Was Doubted at Every Level, Now I'm Champion Regis Prograis: I Knew Jose Ramirez Wasn't Going to Fight Me Buboy Denies Chatter That Pacquiao is Burning Out in Camp Omar Chavez Targets Hector Camacho Jr. For August Clash De La Hoya: Golovkin is Afraid of Canelo - We're Moving On! Photos: Ancajas vs. Sultan, Yafai vs. Carmona - Final Presser Joseph Diaz Will Return Even Stronger, Says Manager Denis Shafikov vs. Hector Suarez Tops Hollywood Fight Nights Roman Gonzalez Eyes United States Return in September Whyte-Pulev: Surprise Bidder Beats Hearn, Sauerland For Rights Photos: Wilder, Sulaiman, Lewis, Stallone Hit The White House Jeff Horn Involved in Car Accident, No Injuries Suffered Donald Trump Issues Rare Posthumous Pardon To Jack Johnson Jermall Charlo: Me & My Brother Open to Hearing Hearn's Offers UK News: Phil Sutcliffe, Sean McComb Debut, More Christina Hammer Talks Training Camp For Showtime Defense Hearn Confirms July Return for Brook; Date, Opponent & Site TBA Photos: Naoya Inoue, Jamie McDonnell - Ready For War in Japan Robert Easter Adds Cunningham To His Team For Garcia Bout Jose Ramirez's Adviser Explains Why Freddie Roach Was Replaced Arum Ready To Make Deal: Stevenson Must Fight Gvozdyk Next McDonnell: When I Beat Inoue, Everyone in World Will Know Me Hekkie Budler's Trainer Breaks Down The Big Upset in Japan Everton Lopes, Two-Time Olympian, Decides To Retire Is David Haye About To Retire From Boxing? Horn's Trainer: We Can't Afford To Let Crawford Land Big Shots Luis Ortiz Coach Expects Wilder Rematch, Feels Joshua Will Delay
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement