By Per Ake Persson
Copenhagen, Denmark - Super middleweight veteran Lolenga Mock, 42-14-1, did it again and outscored Russian former WBA champ Dmitri Chudinov, 20-2-3, over ten.
It was a close, difficult to score fight with lots of tactical moves between two fighters not known for their speed. Mock made a slow start and Chudinov was ahead early on but then Mock´s jab began to land and Chudinov appeared to slow down.
Chudinov also had problems with his mouthpiece and after losing it for the fourth time he had a point deducted in the tenth and final round.
It was scored an out of line 99-90 and 96-93 twice for Mock - I agreed on 96-93 with the final round deciding the outcome.
Mock, 45 going on 46, is now closing in on a world title shot.
IBF Baltic light heavyweight champ Sven Fornling, 13-1, retained the title on a fourth round TKO when Danish challenger Jeppe Morell, 8-2, choose to not come out for the fourth due to a cut right eye. Morell claimed he couldn´t see and that may be true but his decision to retire still seemed strange as the cut had been caused by an accidental clash of heads late in the seconds of what was an even hardfought fight. And why the doctor didn´t have a look at the injury was also a bit out of it.
After three it was scored 29-28 twice for Fornling and 30-27 for Morell.
"He can have a rematch," said Fornling. "But he won´t beat me even if we go 100 rounds."
Cruiserweight Ditlev "D-struct" Rossing, 8-0, won the vacant WBC Youth title with a ten round unanimous decision over Georgian Soso Abuladze, 13-9-1, after a slow paced fight where Rossing was careful not to get close to his short, stocky hardpunching opponent. Only in the tenth did Rossing get involved and scored well to the body while Abuladze missed with his power punches. It was scored 100-90, 98-92 and 99-91.
Welterweight prospect Oliver Meng, 2-0, outscored Georgian George Biliadze over four. Biliadze was down in the second but gave Meng a good learning fight with his switch-hitting and wild swings.
IBF Youth light heavyweight champ Jonas "Tiger" Madsen, 12-0, retained the title on a close, hardfought split decision over fellow Dane Andreas "Discofinger" Lynggaard, 5-1, after an exellent fight between two prospects with still much to learn. Madsen was fast out of the gate while Lynggaard, back after a long layoff due to injuries, looked rusty - however, late in the first it was Lynggaard who found the range for a heavy counter right that shook Madsen.
The fight went back and forth for the full ten with Madsen´s steadier work and faster pace against Lynggaard´s harder, more precise counter punches. Lynggaard appeared to be coming on strong in the ninth but walked into a left hook and was badly shaken but made it to the bell and closed out the fight strongly and shook Madsen late in the tenth. It wasn´t enough though as it was scored 96-94 and 97-93 for Madsen and 96-94 Lynggaard. I had it 95-95.
Heavyweight Pierre Madsen, 12-0, stopped overweight Georgian southpaw Davit Gogishvili, 20-9, at 1.55 of the fourth of a scheduled six-rounder. Gogishvili was down in the second, twice in the third and twice in the fourth all except one caused by bodyshots. Madsen, trained by Sherman Williams, worked patiently and wore down Gogishvili, who well could trim down to cruiserweight.
Super lightweight Enock Mwandila Poulsen, 7-0, outscored Mexican Guadalupe Acosta 13-3, and won the vacant IBF Youth title. Acosta was brave, kept coming but was outboxed and outpunched in every round by the Dane, who showed exellent moves. In the later rounds Poulsen slowed down a bit and the Mexican kept coming but also kept losing his moutpiece and had a point deducted in the eighth. At the end it was scored 100-89 and 98-91 twice.
In the show opener of this edition of Danish Fight Night female featherweight Sarah Mahfoud, 5-0, outclassed Georgian Nana Chakvishvili at 0.47 seconds into the fourth. Chakashvili was second best throughout and this fight could have been stopped a lot sooner.