Moscow, Russia – Brazilian heavyweight import Igor Adiel Macedo da Silva was just two seconds absent from going the ten round length with comebacking Russian heavyweight Sergey Kuzmin, when a big correct hand dropped him down for the count, in a struggle he was shedding no matter.
Kuzmin (now 16-2, 12 KOs) was coming off again-to-back again losses to Michael Hunter and Martin Bakole, while the Brazilian heavyweight winner was combating for the initial time out of his indigenous land.
Adiel was very passive in the opening rounds. He did not use his top gain to a max, remaining content material just to stick his lazy jab into Kuzmin’s experience and immediately retreating to the safe distance. Kuzmin was getting fairly passively as effectively but his jab to the overall body aided him to corner Igor at moments. The Russian fighter dominated the 1st fifty percent and also opened a minimize more than Adiel’s remaining eye.
In the sixth, Kuzmin got even additional dangerous, last but not least dropping the Brazilian. It looked like the end was close to but the Brazilian had not only survived but also arrived again with vengeance afterwards on. He also troubled Kuzmin in the seventh, while rounds 8 and nine ended up in Kuzmin’s favor, as effectively as the past stanza. The Brazilian is now 10-1, with 10 KOs.
Gadzhi “The Device Gun” Navruzov debuted as a pro with a really spirited and a pretty really hard-fought greater part determination in excess of twenty-a few 12 months veteran Evgueny “The Molecule from Hell” Orlov (17-17-1, 13 KOs) in a scheduled 4-rounder. The Equipment Gun started off incredibly fast, throwing numerous mixtures towards a sluggish but a really massive (6’10”) opponent. Nevertheless, pretty muscular Navruzov, a previous kickboxer, rapidly ran out of gas. Pudgy, smooth but quite seasoned Orlov bit by bit got the regulate over the struggle, landing at a precisely substantial price in rounds a few and 4. Clearly drained, Navruzov confirmed steel character by obtaining it to the last bell regardless of zero stamina at the conclusion. Scores ended up: 40-36, 39-37 and 38-38.
In a enthusiast-pleasant six-spherical slugfest, heavyweight debutant Pavel Shulskiy (1-) was quite fortunate to escape with a controversial split selection versus the Swiss-dependent Kenyan Collins Omondi Ojal (6-2, 4 KOs), conquering two challenging knockdowns in the course of action.
Shulskiy was improved in the opening 3 rounds, outboxing the Kenyan. In the wild fourth, Shulskiy stunned Ojal at the corner, forcing a standing eight from the referee. Having said that, Ojal quickly responded with a big suitable cross, dropping Shulskiy quite tricky. The combat was diverse following that. The Russian barely survived by the fourth and was dominated in the fifth and in the sixth, currently being dropped during the final spherical. Ultimate scores were: 57-56, 56-57 and 56-55 – for Shulskiy.
Update: It was afterwards uncovered by ex-WBC cruiserweight winner Gridgory Drozd, who served as a promoter of the exhibit, that an error was discovered in one particular of the formal scorecards, resulting in a fight being declared a draw. Hence, Shulskiy is now –1, when Ojal is 6-1-1, 4 KOs.