Tournament «Comeback Fight», Kyiv, 30 May 2009
In the main event of «Comeback Fight» boxing tournament in Kyiv Zaurbek Baysangurov (21-1, 16 KOs) won vacant WBA Inter-Continental light middleweight belt by impressive KO victory over Italian Cristian De Martinis (22-3, 10 ÊÎs). Baysangurov started very aggressively chasing his opponent in the ring. De Martinis tried to establish his jab but failed – he simply had no time to do that. Zaur dropped him thrice within round 1: first, by body punch then by left hook and finally by a powerful right. The third knockdown appeared to be the last one – referee stopped the one-sided beating without a count. This impressive victory brought vacant WBA Inter-Continental light middleweight belt to Baysangurov.
It looks like Zaur is hungry for fighting since his next bout has been already scheduled: on August 22nd in the ring of Pala Casino Spa and Resort , Pala, California, United States he’ll clash against experienced American Grady Brewer (25-11, 14 KOs) for vacant International Boxing Organization (IBO) light middleweight title.
In the co-event Maxim Bursak (18-0-1, 6 KOs) fought Alexander Sipos (19-7-2, 9 KOs) from Germany, the most serious opponent for Bursak so far. First rounds of the bout confirmed that Sipos is really a serious test for Kyiv fans’ favorite. Bursak threw a little bit more, however, Sipos’s defense was quite effective and what is more the German was counterpunching constantly. Bursak gradually increased his advantage in points but the bout was stopped unexpectedly in round 4 – Sipos twisted his ankle and was not able to continue. The accident left Bursak with a TKO win.
In the clash of heavyweights 25 year old prospect from Croatia Mario Preskar (16-0-2, 10 ÊÎs) who fights under colors of «K2 East Promotions» had no problems with Norway-based Russian colossus Daniil «Shrek» Peretyatko (16-22-0, 6 ÊÎs). Much faster Preskar outboxed his opponent and got a unanimous nod from judges in an eight-rounder
Dmitrij Nikulin W(UD)8 Vitali Olkhovik
Salambek Baysangurov KO1 Andrei Monakhov
Alexander Spirko W(UD)6 Roman Kharkov
Mamed Yadgarov RTD4 Vladislav Sagalakov
Kostya Rovenskyi TKO2 Mikhail Vinnichenko
Petr Ocheretyanyi W(UD)6 Sergei Pronin
Ruslan Goncharov W(UD)6 Alexei Kozyi
Ruslan Dzhambulatov TKO1 Alexei Shtemplyuk
Nikolai Israelyan KO1 Vyacheslav Shcherbakov.