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Dmitry Mikhaylenko def. Felipe De La Paz via KO (Unable to Get Off Stool) R5, 3:00
Yves Ulysse Jr. def. Miguel Antoine via TKO (Referee Stoppage) at 2:40, R5
Nadjib Mohammedi def. Lee Campbell via TKO (Referee Stoppage) R6, 3:00
Dierry Jean def. Carlos Manuel Reyes via KO 2:28, R3
Isaac Chilemba vs. Vasily Lepikhin
Round 1Chilemba opens the fight with a rapid-fire left jab, but eats a hard left in exchange. The two light heavies dig left hooks to the body. Lepikhin is very relaxed, but his punches already have much more power to them. Chilemba paws with the jab as he backs up, but he’s countered again by the left. Lepikhin stalks his foe into the ropes and rakes him with shots to the head and body; Chilemba seems not too fond of the power. Short lead left hook by Chilemba finds its home late in the round. Sweeping right/left misses for Lepikhin just before the bell. 10-9 Lepikhin.
Round 2Buddy McGirt is telling Chilemba in his corner to keep his game going, but to make sure to finish strong at the end of each round. He actually starts out strong with the jab and some good movement, but again is countered with the left hand. Chilemba is more active in the early goings, but Lepikhin is poised, looking for the openings. Jab-jab-right by Lepikhin, followed by a nice left hook. Lepikhin dips low to go to the body, but Chilemba cracks him with a right cross. Lepikhin forces his will onto Chilemba, pushes him into the ropes and goes hard to the body. Chilemba moves away and nails him with a hard right hand. Chilemba is boxing beautifully now and has seized control of the action. 10-9 Chilemba.
Round 3Slower pace this round as Chilemba is sticking and moving well. Lepikhin is walking after his man like a zombie, but he can’t break through past the jab. Finally, Lepikhin hits him with the left, but Chilemba takes it well. Chilemba jabs to the body and head, keeping Lepikhin at bay. Chilemab suddenly is nowhere near as active as he was in the previous round, but Lepikhin doesn’t take charge and let his hands go. Closer round. 10-9 Chilemba.
Round 4Chilemba opens the round with a wild left hook but he misses badly. He’s more active immediately, mostly with the jab. Lepikhin still is walking after him, but the movement is giving him all sorts of issues. Chilemba flicks out three jabs and then crushes Lepikhin’s ribcage with the right. Hard uppercut on the inside from Chilemba on this inside midway through. Lepikhin allows a lead right to bounce off his face, offering nothing in return. Finally, Lepikhin opens up with two rights, but it’s too little, too late. 10-9 Chilemba.
Round 5They trade – and miss- left hooks at the start. Chilemba quadruples the jab, backing Lepikhin up. Chilemba resumes complete control of the tussle with beautiful footwork and a pesky jab. Lepikhin still is having tremendous difficulty in getting past it and can’t cut the ring off. Lepikhin walks into a right uppercut on the way in, ties up Chilemba, and then has a few meager shots rattle off his noggin. Lepikhin leaps with a wild left hook, but Chilemba ducks underneath it. Hard straight right by the South Africa-based fighter snaps Lepikhin’s head back late in the round. Just before the bell, Chilemba tags him with another right. It’s all Chilemba. 10-9 Chilemba.
Round 6Lepikhin’s head trainer is telling him that he will stop the fight. He’s demanding to know if he wants the fight stopped, begging him to throw more punches. The fight continues and Lepikhin comes right after Chilemba, but he misses. Lepikhin ties up his foe twice within 20 seconds. Chilemba lands another double jab and is tied up. Lepikhin continues to tie him up and now referee Michael Griffin is starting to warn him indirectly. Midway through the frame, and it’s been nothing but clinching. Chilemba finally breaks free and pops him with the jab. Again. Lead right by Chilemba is clean, and he follows it up with a right/left. Lepikhin is offering nothing in return, instead walking after him like The Mummy. Finally, a hard right hand from Lepikhin lands flush and it stops Chilemba in his tracks; his best punch thus far. 10-9 Chilemba.
Round 7Lepikhin’s trainer/father is threatening to stop the fight because of how few punches Vasily is throwing. Chilemba begins the round with the jab, moving well as usual. Lepikhin has no urgency whatsoever. There is plenty of redness around Lepikhin’s left eye now and he’s become a punching bag of sorts. Chilemba is giving him a boxing lesson and eventually backs him into the ropes. Lepikhin is doing nothing out there, trying to fight off the ropes, maybe setting a trap. Chilemba is playing it safe, though, and is keeping a distance. The crowd is starting to boo with less than a minute left. Hard right hand by Isaac late; Lepikhin does nothing in return. 10-9 Chilemba.
Round 8Lepikhin’s father continues to threaten to stop the fight, asking Vasily what is wrong with him. The fight continues and Chilemba continues to do what he’s been doing for several rounds. Chilemba cracks him with a crisp four-punch combo and backs out of the way of the counter right hand. Chilemba is opening up with Lepikhin against the ropes, going to the head and body. Lepikhin throws three jabs but he misses. Chilemba returns the fire with a three-punch combo, though nothing is terribly clean. Very little action now, as Chilemba is just jabbing and moving. 10-9 Chilemba.
Round 9Chilemba resumes the dominance, and cracks him with a few jabs and right/lefts. Lepikhin backs into the ropes and then allows Chilemba to unfurl a wild flurry of shots to the head and body, some of which land cleanly. He backs away and then darts back in, landing some more glancing blows. Lepikhin does nothing except block before he scoots out the side door. Chilemba is rattling shots off his foe from all angles. Lepikhin misses a left hook and then eats a right hand. Hard left/right near the bell from Chilemba after he swallows a right hand. 10-9 Chilemba.
Round 10Lepikhin obviously needs some sort of miracle knockout in order to win. He doesn’t show too much desperation, but he is coming forward in a more assertive pace. Chilemba, meanwhile, easily jabs and moves. Lepikhin walks into a short left hook as he charges in, but he takes it well. Chilemba is a bit more aggressive than one would assume, popping off jabs and nice right hands to the head and body. With a minute left in the fight, Lepikhin isn’t trying to do anything to change the fight. Nice right hand by Chilemba late, punctuating his win. 10-9 Chilemba (99-91 Chilemba).
The Official ResultIsaac Chilemba def. Vasily Lepikhin via Decision (Unanimous) [99-91, 99-91, 100-90] R10
Vyacheslav Glazkov vs. Steve Cunningham
Round 1Glazkov storms right out after him and misses a jab to the body. Cunningham backs away and looks to jab, but he’s playing it safe. Glaskov is very aggressive, pressuring the American all the way. Cunningham jabs to stay safe, but he no rhythm just yet. Cunningham jabs to the face and body. Glaskov is pressuring him but he’s not throwing many punches, all the while blocking and eating jabs. Hard left hook to the body from Cunningham with less than a minute left. Very close round but Cunningham’s jabs win it. 10-9 Cunningham.
Round 2Short left hook by Cunningham opens the round but it’s more of a glancing blow than anything. Glazkov again is all over his foe with pressure, but he’s not able to get his shots off. Cunningham rakes his body with a right uppercut and then ducks under a left hook counter from the Russian. Glazkov shoves Cunningham into the ropes and tries to slug with him, but Cunningham escapes to safety. Cunningham sticks him with the jab repeatedly. “Slava” slows down a little and decided to move in with the jab, but Cunningham is backing away nicely. They trade jabs a few times before Cunningham goes to the body with the right. 10-9 Cunningham.
Round 3Five jabs from Cunningham starts the round. Nice five-punch combo to the head and body from Cunningham, but none of them are powerful. Glazkov is stuck on the outside, trying to get in past the jab but can’t. Cunningham digs three uppercuts to the body and then fires a right to the head. Glazkov misses with a wild left hook and almost falls down from being off-balance. Hard right hand by “Slava” with less than a minute left, but Cunningham shakes it off. Cunningham goes back to the jab but Glazkov cracks him with a left. Close round. 10-9 Cunningham.
Round 4They trade flurries in the center of the ring, but neither lands anything thing clean. Cunningham shoe-shines his foe’s guts, but can’t follow it up with anything hard upstairs. Glazkov isn’t nearly as aggressive this round and is walking after the American, but Cunningham’s side-to-side movement and jab are giving him problems. There is some swelling and reddening around the eyes of Glazkov midway through the frame, mostly near his left eye. Cunningham is jabbing well, not taking too many risks. 10-9 Cunningham.
Round 5Hard right hand counter by Glazkov is clean and it shakes Cunningham. He clears his head quickly and goes back to the jab. Stiff left jab from the Russian, who has crept back into the fight. Counter right by Cunningham lands on the ear. The action is starting to pick up a minute in as they trade jabs and left hands. Cunningham counters with the left over a loopy left hand from Glazkov, but the Russian takes it well. Nice double jab from Cunningham stops his foe coming in, but his follow-up right misses. Cunningham misses a monstrous left hook as “Slava” slips on the way out. Hard right to the body from Cunningham late. 10-9 Cunningham.
Round 6Cunningham begins the frame with a four-punch flurry, but Glazkov walks through it. Left hook on the inside from Cunningham as Glazkov clinches. Cunningham is moving well with the jab, perplexing Glazkov on the outside. Cunningham goes to the body with the right, avoiding the crushing left hook from Glazkov. They trade blows to the head and body with a minute left, but Cunningham gets the better of the two. “Slava” just misses a fight-ending overhand right as Cunningham comes in, only to absorb a right from the American for his effort. 10-9 Cunningham.
Round 7Glazkov’s corner is telling him he’s losing and needs to become much more active. The round begins with Cunningham jabbing and moving. Very little action taking place now as Cunningham is in complete control with his jab. The crowd is silent, possibly asleep. Glazkov opens up a little bit at the halfway point, but still he isn’t landing anything clean. Nice right hand after a missed left hook from “Slava” but Cunningham isn’t fazed. Glazkov cracks him with a good right hand, but Cunningham answers with a hard right to the body. Very close round. 10-9 Cunningham.
Round 8Glazkov connects with a short left hook over a right by Cunningham. They trade left hooks, both landing. Glazkov is slightly more aggressive early in the round, trying to goad his foe into a brawl. Cunningham opts to stick and move, in and out. They go forehead-to-forehead, trading shots that are blocked. Decent left uppercut Cunningham on the inside. They switch the left jab, both landing a few with about 45 seconds left. Glazkov nails him with a choppy right hand but it’s not hard. Glazkov is more open late in and ends the round with a powerful right hand, likely winning him the round. 10-9 Glazkov.
Round 9They rifle lefts and rights in the center of the ring, with both landing some decent shots. Hard right by Cunningham is clean, but the Russian shakes it off. Glazkov comes alive and rakes his face with a right and left. Cunningham looks like he’s slowing down a little as he’s not moving as well as he had been. Hard left hand by Glazkov. The Russian opts for a four-punch combo, capped by a nice left/right. Cunningham backs away and doesn’t retaliate, and then clinches. Hard right to the body from Glazkov and then a left to the head. Cunningham looks like he’s withering before our eyes. He’s clinching repeatedly late in the round and not jabbing like he was. 10-9 Glazkov.
Round 10Nice left jabs open the frame for Glazkov. Cunningham again clinches. Right uppercut/left hook by “Slava” is clean, but Cunningham walks through it. They clinch but Cunningham rips his foe’s body twice. Nice jab by Cunningham snaps Glazkov’s head back. Glazkov goes low with a left. Glazkov again goes to the body and then lands a right to the face. Cunningham walks in but eats another right hand. Cunningham clinches. They crack each other with left hooks late. Close, close round; could go either way. 10-9 Glazkov.
Round 11Cunningham rifles out of the gate with two jabs before being clinched. Both men are very tired at this point, but they are throwing powerful shots early. Cunningham rips his foe’s body with a nasty right/left. Three-punch combo from Cunningham as Glaskov walks inside, punctuated by a short left hook. Sweeping left hook shakes Cunningham, who then is nailed by a right. His legs buckle momentarily, but he quickly clears his head. They clinch and then time is stopped so “Slava” can have his mouthpiece re-inserted. Nice left hook by the American late. Another close one. 10-9 Glazkov.
Round 12It’s likely that Glazkov needs a knockout to win the fight. Glazkov is more aggressive coming out his corner and opens up his attack with a vicious left/right. Hard left hand rocks Cunningham early but he’s fighting back. Glazkov is very aggressive, looking to end the fight. Hard right hand by Cunningham, but Glazkov shakes it off. They clinch a minute in. Double jab by Cunningham as Glazkov tries a right cross. Cunningham is exhausted and throwing arm punches on his way in before clinching. Cunningham digs a vicious left uppercut to the stomach with a minute left. Glazkov is tired, too, and allows Cunningham to continuously clinch. In the final 15 seconds, Glazkov lets Cunningham off the hook. 10-9 Glazkov (115-113 Cunningham).
The Official ResultVyacheslav Glazkov def. Steve Cunningham via Decision (Unanimous) [116-112, 115-113, 116-112] R12
Sergey Kovalev vs. Jean Pascal
Round 1Kovalev comes right after Pascal, but doesn’t throw anything. Pascal is on his bike immediately. Left hand by Kovalev, but it glances off the local guy’s head. Lead right by Kovalev snaps Pascal’s head back. Loopy overhand right from Pascal lands somewhat glancingly on the Russian’s forehead. Kovalev jabs to the body and then to the head. Kovalev is very aggressive, looking to ends things immediately. His jabs are brutal and he is stalking Pascal relentlessly. Pascal hasn’t really thrown much until a wild overhand right that misses by a mile with 20 seconds left. Pascal digs a flurry to the body and head but he misses. 10-9 Kovalev.
Round 2Jab-jab-right is clean for Kovalev moments into the frame. Again. Pascal takes it well and answers with a right of his own. Kovalev is all over Pascal, in his face with the pressure. Hard right hand by Kovalev appears to have shaken Pascal a minute in. “Krusher” jabs to the body and head. Pascal is very uncomfortable and can’t get a rhythm. Kovalev goes to the head and body, knocking his foe off-balance but he stays afloat. Hard right to the body by Pascal. Kovalev is in kill mode, but he just misses with a killer left hook at the bell. 10-9 Kovalev.
Round 3Two jabs open the round for Kovalev, but Pascal returns the favor. Short right hand by Kovalev keeps Pascal honest, who is forced to clinch. Pascal just avoids a three-punch combo to the head and then answers with a right to the head. Beautiful counter right hand from Jean with his back against the ropes. Huge left hook rocks Pascal, whose legs turn rubbery. He’s in trouble and sags into the ropes and then clinches. Pascal is wobbly on the separation and still in trouble. Kovalev is gunning for the KO but eats a left hook. Huge right hand by Kovalev and down goes Pascal, who falls down and into the ropes. He’s up and out on his feet, but the bell saves him. He is stumbling badly to his corner. 10-8 Kovalev.
Round 4Pascal is still wobbly at the start and Kovalev is all over him. Jean backs into the ropes and has to cover up. Kovalev swarms him, going to the head and body relentlessly. Pascal escapes out the side and tries to clear his head. Big counter right hand by Pascal, but the Russian simply walks right through it. Leaping left hook from Kovalev is a glancing one; Pascal is still shaky. Hard left hook by Pascal, who follows it with a vicious right hand. Kovalev bounces into the ropes but he barely flinches from the shot. Kovalev jabs to the body and then ducks under two wild hooks from Pascal, who is back in the fight. Great round. 10-9 Kovalev.
Round 5There is some swelling around both of Kovalev’s eyes to start the round. Kovalev is more patient this round as Pascal continues to clear his head. They trade jabs in the center of the ring until a decent right hand lands for Kovalev. Sweeping left hook from the Montreal fighter is clean, but Kovalev is unfazed. Pascal opens up with a right hand and then a left, which backs the Russian up. Triple jab from Kovalev but he stumbles into a nasty uppercut to the gut. Pascal is totally back in the fight and is starting to seize control. Hard left hook to the body from Pascal. Another at the bell. 10-9 Pascal.
Round 6They tear into other right at the start. Kovalev jabs to the body after they slow down. Nice right hand from Pascal, but Kovalev answers with a jab. Counter right cross seems to rock Kovalev, who backs up. Pascal backs up, looking to set up another trap. Jabs from Kovalev knock Pascal back, and his right eye is beginning to swell up. Right hand counter from Pascal knocks Kovalev back again. Kovalev just misses with two monstrous rights and lefts. Pascal jabs to the body and then goes up top with the right. Huge leaping left hook from Pascal has Kovalev retreating. Huge rally from pascal, who is in complete control of the brawl. 10-9 Pascal.
Round 7Pascal paws with a few left jabs. They clinch and Kovalev leans on and pushes his foe, who stumbles down and through the ropes. They resume the action and Kovalev misses a powerful right hand. Kovalev is starting to grow more frustrated as Pascal backs away and jabs him. Kovalev jabs to the head and body. Kovalev lands four straight clean left jabs with a minute left. Pascal is backing up and not attacking at all now, essentially talking the round off. Big left hook misses for Kovalev late. Hard left hand backs Pascal up into a corner just before the bell. 10-9 Kovalev.
Round 8After slipping on the center logo, Kovalev opens up with a four-punch combo, but it’s mostly blocked. Pascal still looks wobbly from the left hand at the end of the previous round. A right hand hurts Pascal, who stumbles into the ropes. He’s in trouble but he lands a shot that drops Kovalev. Luis Pabon rules it a slip. When the fight resumes, Pascal stays in a neutral corner where Kovalev storms after him and lands two powerful right hands, which are blocked, and Pabon stops it.
The crowd is angrily booing the stoppage, and Pascal is squawking about it. It looked like a premature stoppage because Pascal has already come back from worse. The crowd continues to complain, as does Pascal. Replays show that the first right hand is right on the jaw and Pascal sags before blocking the second. Pascal was clearly hurt by the shot, but the crowd is still unhappy. Another angle of the replay shows Pascal stumbling into the corner as Kovalev got up. Pascal was in terrible condition and it was a fair stoppage. The official time of the TKO is 1:03 of the 8th round.