Tournament «in Sport Life», Kyiv, 3 Oct 2011
In Kiev, Ukraine, Elite Boxing Promotions arranged local club show at «Freestyle» sports arena on Monday, and those who were able to take their seats weren’t disappointed with the action.
In the main event, Kiev-based Georgian middleweight slugger Avtandil Khurtsidze (26-2-2, 16 KOs), who was once ranked #1 by the WBA and who now holds the IBO’s version of the belt, made short work of glass-shot American Jason LeHoullier (21-7-1, 8 KOs) in a non-title affair. Immediately after the opening bell, short and stocky but immensely aggressive Khurtsidze (nicknamed «Tornado») went right after the American. LeHoullier went down twice in the first and once in the second stanza before his corner threw in a towel at 2:37 of the round. WBO #12 and IBF #14 Khurtsidze, 32, is clearly in need for sterner challenges. LeHoullier, 33, who lost his seventh straight fight after going 21-0-1 in the first part of his career, is well advised to hang’em up.
In a co-featured bout of the evening, local junior welterweight Victor Postol (15-0,
8 KOs) got a lopsided decision over tough Venezuelan Felix Lora (14-8-5, 8 KOs). Extremely wide scores — 100-87
(twice) — didn’t reflect how hard and dirty this fight really was. Lora, who is known for a streak of upsets, gave a stern test to Postol but was unlucky to be penalized twice in the seventh (for hitting below the belt and for a dangerous use of his head) and once in the ninth round. Postol was also credited with a knockdown in the very same stanza.
Rising cruiserweight power Dmytro Kucher (13-0,
10 KOs) scored a dominating but unspectacular win over durable Georgian Sandro Siproshvili (25-10,
12 KOs). Ale scorecards read the same: 80-72 —
Marat Kulumbegov (3-0,
2 KOs) UD 4 Vladimir Borovskiy (21-44-2,
Nikita Lukin (12-19-2,
5 KOs) TKO 1 Khasan Vishnyakov (0-8)
4 Oct 2011 » 02:10
Khurtsidze made short work of LeHoullier
In the main event, Kiev-based Georgian middleweight slugger Avtandil Khurtsidze (26-2-2, 16 KOs), who was once ranked #1 by the WBA and who now holds the IBO’s version of the belt, made short work of glass-shot American Jason LeHoullier (21-7-1, 8 KOs) in a non-title affair read more ...