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Elite Boxing Tournament «in Zaporizhya»Zaporizhzhja18 Dec 2011

Tournament «in Zaporizhya», Zaporizhzhja, 18 Dec 2011
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Kiev-based Georgian Avtandil Khurtsidze was unable toend the year with the same steam that hedemonstrating inthe past, but hekept his fans inupright position for twelve brutal and entertaining rounds against Ghanaian hard-nosed veteran Ossie Duran. Atthe end, Khurtsidze earned amajority decision over the African fighter and added the vacant WBC Silver middleweight strap tohis expanding assortment ofvarious titles.

Unlike some other fighters, 34-year old rugged Duran arrive toZaporizhye, Ukraine, for apaycheck but for abattle and achance towin something big inthe twilight ofhis career. Hestarted atameasured pace, giving Khurtsidze achance toinstall himself asaleading competitor, but also fought back with zeal whenever hegot hit with Avtandils two-fisted attack. Inthe third, Duran landed ashort right hand tothe shoulder ofthe local hero, and Khrutsidze went down. Itwas more ofaflash knockdown than any actual danger for Khurtsidze. Onthe other hand, itdid reflect onthe judges scorecards, asthe Ghanaian was ahead onall the cards after four rounds ofaction: 38-37 (twice) and 39-36.

Sensing the fight isvery far from being adone deal, IBF #7 and WBO #12 Khurtsidze summoned all his will and overpowered Duran with his unrelenting activity and desire aswell aswith abetter punch output. Duran had his share ofsuccess with stinging right hands and good jabs. However, Khurtsidze turned back the tide despite all these efforts ofthe Ghanaian, taking the lead 76-75 (x3) after the eighth.

The rest ofthe fight was fought oneven terms, and both fighters gave their all but inthe very end ofthis memorable slugfest the Georgian found something inhim toget the edge inthe twelfth and final round.

Final scores were: 114-113, 115-113 for Khurtsidze, and 114-114 adraw. Duran lost his tenth career fight but nobody has ever stopped him, not even frightening puncher James Kirkland. Heis26-10-2, with 10KOs, while Khurtsidze improves his record to27-2-2, 16KOs. Elite Boxing Promotions staged this event.

Undefeated light welterweight Victor Postol (16-0, 8 KOs) proved his mettle against rugged Russian Karen Tevosyan (19-4-3, 10 KOs). Technically brilliant Postol, working on his way out, delivered a masterful lesson of boxing to an aggressive but limited slugger from Russia. Tevosyan lost all of the first eight rounds but was very active in the ninth. However, in the tenth, Tevosyan ate several hard right hands and found himself on the floor. He tried hard at the end of the fight as well but Postol was simply better in every department, getting a wide nod on the scorecards: 120-107 (twice) and 119-108. He also earned a vacant WBC International Silver title at 140 lbs.

Cruiserweight Dmytro Kucher (14-0, 10 KOs) outboxed and outfought game and durable Belgian veteran Ismail Abdoul (42-23-2, 22 KOs) over eight. Scores were: 80-72 (twice) and 79-73. Also Marat Kulumbegov (4-0, 3 KOs) landed a hard shot on fan-friendly Bohdan Protsyshin (6-4, 1 KO) during the first. Protsyshin injured his leg during the fall and, despite beating the count, the fight was stopped after it became clear that his injury was too much for him to continue.

Fightcard

Avtandil Khurtsidze [26-2-2, 16] W MD 12 (12) Ossie Duran [26-9-2, 10]

More about this fightMiddleweight (160 lbs)
WBC Silver title
Referee cards: 114-113, 114-114, 115-113

Dmytro Kucher [13-0-0, 10] W UD 8 (8) Ismael Abdoul [42-22-2, 16]

More about this fightCruiserweight (190 lbs)
Referee cards: 80-72, 80-72, 79-73

Viktor Postol [15-0-0, 8] W UD 12 (12) Karen Tevosyan [19-3-3, 10]

More about this fightSuper Lightweight (140 lbs)
WBC International Silver title
Referee cards: 119-108, 120-107, 120-107
Karen Tevosyan down in round 10

Marat Kulumbegov [3-0-0, 2] W TKO 1 (4) Bogdan Protsyshin [6-3-0, 1]

More about this fightMiddleweight (160 lbs)

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