Photos: Kalenga Breaks Out With Masternak Victory

By Luke Furman,

Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco - Youri Kayembre Kalenga (20-1, 13KOs) had a break out victory when he scored an upset twelve round split decision over the heavily favored Mateusz Masternak (32-2, 23KOs) to capture the vacant interim-vacant WBA cruiserweight title. The scores were 115-113 for Masternak, and scores of 116-112, 115-113 for Kalenga, who now moves a step close to getting a crack at Denis Lebedev.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattleAxePurist on 06-23-2014

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;14688720]What the heck happened to that guy's back?[/QUOTE] He spent a lot of times pressed against the ropes which can irritate the skin Masternak appears to have the kind of flesh that reddens easily plus he'd turn to the side…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 06-23-2014

What the heck happened to that guy's back?

Comment by dan_cov on 06-23-2014

These African fighters are running riot in the cruiserweight division. Good win for Kalenga and another set back for Masternak.

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