Moscow, Russia – WBC #8 ranked tremendous middleweight Pavel Silyagin (9-, 4 KOs) retained his WBC Silver belt for the 1st time beating a perilous opponent in Isaac Chilemba, albeit in a primarily forgettable twelve-spherical struggle.
The bout took location at the famous Krilya Sovetov arena in the central aspect of Moscow and was promoted by Sergey Strelkov of the Dynamo Boxing Promotions.
Previous two-time planet title challenger Chilemba, now 33, has a prolonged-standing custom of battling Russian boxers (Silyagin was his eighth in whole and his fifth in a row) both equally in and outdoors of Russia. In his newest fight, Chilemba, who experienced formerly been outpointed by Sergey Kovalev and Dmitry Bivol in title match-ups, and scored a attract in opposition to nearby favored Fedor Chudinov.
Silyagin, 28, was coming off the longest lay-off of his younger occupation. His past outing was in May possibly 2021, when he outpointed Abdallah Paziwapazi.
Previous beginner standout Silyagin immediately used his large specialized arsenal to trigger troubles to his opponent. The South Africa-dependent Malawian could not pull the cause, usually missed and ate jabs frequently in the 1st. Little by little the move of the combat received far more even but Silyagin’s gain in workrate and sharpness was nicely felt. Chilemba scored with some of his trademark awkward punches but they hadn’t been deterring to the Russian right up until the mid-level.
At the mid-place, Silyagin’s workrate strike its lowest, though Chilemba caught breezes of his next wind. It failed to very last for extended, and the Malawian could not capitalize on it, shedding to Silyagin in the greater part of the later on rounds. Equally boxers used clinches to some extent and they also jabbed additional than throwing power punches. At no minute was both of the combatants ever shocked, and both of those boxed in their standard method. It was youth, dwelling turf and workrate that served Silyagin prevail.
Closing scores had been: 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110 – all for the Russian. Chilemba drops down to 26-8-3, 10 KOs. He is just 2-6-1 considering the fact that profitable around Vasiliy Lepikhin in March of 2015.