Maxim Vlasov Continues Rise, Stops Ajibu in Three

By Alexey Sukachev

World-rated cruiserweight (and former super middleweight and light heavyweight) contender Maxim Vlasov continued his ascent yesterday at the Korston Hotel in Moscow, Russia. Taking part in Shamir Petrosyan’s next night of action, the 31-year old boxer-puncher got his second win this year by quickly dispatching Malawian Mussa Ajibu in three rounds.

Ajibu, also 31, fought for the first time out of Africa. However, he got some notoriety after his latest fight, when he fought on even terms with Nigerian Olanrewaju Durodola and even dropped him once before succumbing to the power of a feared puncher in the fifth. Ajibu was ahead on points at the time of stoppage.

However, against WBO #5, IBF #6, WBA #9 and WBC #11 Vlasov his power and technique were almost non-existent. The Malawian was dropped once in the first, once in the second round, and then stopped standing defenseless in the third. Vlasov improves to solid 39-2, 22 KOs. He is 9-0, 7 KOs, since losing to future WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto Ramirez Sanchez in a close ten-round affair in January 2015. Mussa Ajibu is now 28-9-5, 24 KOs.


In a co-feature, Kazakhstan’s golden girl Firuza Sharipova (6-1, 4 KOs) got her fourth consecutive win (and the third kayo in a row) by stopping debuting student Bianca Pryashka (0-1) in two.

Other results:

Manuk Dilanyan (6-3-1, 2 KOs) UD 10 Alexander Kotov (6-3-1, 3 KOs). Scores: 99-92, 99-92, 97-93.
Mikhail Veselov (4-0, 2 KOs) TKO 3 Ruslan Semenov (5-35-1, 3 KOs). Time of stoppage was 1:20.
Kristina Sargsyan (2-0) MD 6 Snezhana Tsarikaeva (2-1, 1 KO). Scores: 57-57, 58-56, and 59-56.
Andrey Pavlichenko (2-0) UD 6 Revzani Safarzoda (1-1-1). Scores: 59-56, 59-55, and 59-55.
Anis Chilaev (2-0, 1 KO) UD 6 Sergey Dudinskiy (2-1, 2 KOs). Scores: 60-53, 58-55, and 58-55. Dudinskiyw as down in the first.
Dmitry Naumov (1-0) UD 6 Artem Ayvazidi (10-8-1, 5 KOs). Scores: 60-55, 60-54, and 60-54.
Grant Margaryan (2-0, 1 KO) TKO 1 Omari Broi (0-1). Time of stoppage was 2:08. Broi was down once.
Artem Kiselev (1-0) UD 4 Daniel Negat (1-7). Scores: 40-36, 40-36, and 40-37.

Tags: Maxim Vlasov image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BigZ44 on 06-30-2017

Hope Vlasov gets a big fight soon, he's been tearing it up since moving to 200 lbs. He would be good as a sub in the WBSS.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Jerwin Ancajas-Jonas Sultan Undercard Results From Fresno Hearn: Joshua vs. Povetkin Discussions Are Ongoing Yafai: 'Absolute Joke' How Heavy Carmona Came in for Our Fight Horn's Trainer: Crawford is Just a Man, Horn Beat a Legend! Naoya Inoue Eyes More Titles: I Hope To Win Whole WBSS! Adonis Stevenson: Mayweather Tricked Us With The Officials! Ricky Burns Will Return on June 16th in Newcastle Kal Yafai: I'm Ready to Take Out the Champs, One After Another Photos: Naoya Inoue Destroys Jamie McDonnell in One Round Golovkin Promoter Explains GGG's Position: He Wants Fair Split! De La Hoya To Golovkin: Go Fight Derevyancheko For $1 Million! Daily Bread Mailbag: Loma vs. Tank, Mikey Garcia, Russell, More Jamie McDonnell Confirms He Will Move Up After KO Loss's Television Picks of The Week - May 26 Dubois Gives Deontay Wilder The Edge To Beat Anthony Joshua Jarrett Hurd Turns Back on Lara Rematch, Wants Kell Brook Next The Unfortunate Reality of Canelo-GGG Rematch Negotiations Luis Ortiz Waiting For WBC To Make Ruling on Whyte Fight Linares: I Did Not Quit With Lomachenko, I'd Like a Rematch Photos: Ramirez-Mendez, Nyambayar-Escandon - PBC Weigh-In Evens Pierre Knocks Francisco Contreras Out in Seventh De La Hoya Smiles at Golovkin: Good Luck With Derevyanchenko! Photos: Ancajas vs. Sultan, Yafai vs. Carmona - Ready For War Artur Szpilka Drops, Dominates Dominick Guinn Over Ten Rounds Miguel Cotto Helping Polish The Skills of Angel Acosta Izu Ugonoh Returns, Stops Fred Kassi in Three Rounds Photos: David Lemieux Looks Depleted at Weigh-In For Achour Mazion vs. Pauldo - Golden Boy on ESPN Co-Main Set, June 8 Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter Deal Reached For WBC Title Berchelt vs. Barros Finalized For Merida, To Be Carried By ESPN+ David Lemieux Fails To Make Weight, Move To 168 is Eyed Luis Nery: I'll Prove I'm The Best at 118, I Want My Title Back Joshua, Hearn Stand Firm: Wilder Fight Must Be in The UK News: Tyson Fury's Return, Bare Knuckle Boxing, James Beech 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!

Latest Active Forum Threads