Viktor Postol vs Bahrom Payozov
He dealt with the limited Uzbek fighter by boxing on the outside, sharpshooting with his jab, adding combinations if necessary. Payozov was competitive and willing but couldn’t put his punches together or corner Postol, eating a lot of leather in return. Final scores were 80-72, 79-73 and 78-74 – for the Ukrainian stylist, who is waiting for his shot at 140lb elite. His biggest win has come this March against “Hammerin” Hank Lundy.
Featherweight prospect Oleg Malinovskiy (8-0, 2 KOs) got severely tested by another Uzbek Olim Nazarov (10-2, 7 KOs) in a scheduled six-rounder. Malinovskiy was down in the fourth (what was ruled a slip by referee Vladislav Balabian) but followed with a win on the scorecards: 58-56 and 59-56 (twice). Stanislav Skorohod improved to (4-0, with 2 KOs), outpointing hapless Andrey Danichkin (0-7-1) unanimously over six: 60-54 (x3). Ilya Primak (4-0, 4 KOs) was forced to get off the card after his Uzbek opponent Hokima Karimov (3-1, 2 KOs) failed both to pass medical tests and to make the weight limit.
Elite Boxing Promotions organized this event.