The Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York City - In a battle of heavyweights, United States Olympian Michael Hunter (18-1, 12 KOs) dominated the action with previously undefeated Sergey Kuzmin (15-1, 11 KOs). The score by all three judges was 117-110. (photos by Ed Mulholland).
Hunter's speed and accurate punching was on display in the first round. Kuzmin was the bigger man and showed that he was dangerous when landing.
The rounds were very close, with Hunter doing more work and landing the more accurate shots.
In the fifth, Hunter landed a solid check left hook and dropped Kuzmin down on his back. Kuzmin was able to recover, with Hunter outworking him for the rest of the round.
After Kuzmin has a good seventh, Hunter came back firing with a lot of shots in the eight. In the tenth, Hunter was landing a lot of combinations on Kuzmin. There wasn't much of a surge from Kuzmin, who was unable to turn the tide of the contest with Hunter outworking him.