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14 NOVEMBER 2018

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Boxcino Heavyweights Down To Four



By: Marc Livitz


Dennis Wins by TKO Over Vukosa


Donovan Dennis scored a fourth round TKO over Steve Vukosa the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York this evening as part of the Boxcino tournament in the heavyweight division. Dennis (10-1, 8 KO’s) was able to connect off and on with his straight left in the first round. Vukosa was at a loss and out of sorts throughout the contest as he was vastly outclassed as his opponent from Iowa held the edge in timing and anticipation. The punches started to add up in the third as Donovan continued to fire straight away, almost at will on his Boston foe. He set up his lefts by way of his snapping right jab and dropped Vukosa (10-1, 4 KO’s) in the closing minute of the round. A hard left up top sent Steve to the canvas and upon rising, he rode out the period on his feet and at times turned his back on Dennis.


As the fourth was underway, Donovan wasted little time and sought to close the show. It came by way of a barrage of unanswered punches and displays of clear indifference from Dennis and Vukosa, respectively. Referee Charlie Fitch stopped the bout with eight seconds to spare in round four. Donovan will face Razvan Cojanu on April 10 in the semifinals of the Boxcino heavyweight tournament.


"Fedosov KO’s Heaven in First Round"


Andrey Fedosov scored a first round knockout of Nat Heaven in one of the evening’s other quarterfinal matches. Heaven (9-1, 7 KO’s) looked to use his long, rangy jab in the opening moments. Fedosov (25-3, 20 KO’s), on the contrary was calm and poised as he patiently followed his 6’6" Florida opponent from side to side in the ring. The jabs continued as Andrey answered with attempts at shots to the head. With just over a minute to spare in round one, the 6’1" Russian connected with a perfectly placed short left hook to the side of the head of Nat. The cranium rattling shot sent Heaven partially through the ropes and although he beat the count, he was on the most shaky of landing gear. Andrey swarmed his foe once the action resumed and as previously exhibited, he waited for the perfect time to strike.


Nat tried to gather his senses and create distance with his jabs, but a well timed right to the side of the head from Fedosov sent him to the floor once again. This time, however the action was called to a halt by referee Benjy Esteves at the 2:53 mark of round one. Andrey Fedosov will move on to meet Lenroy Thomas on April 10 as part of the semifinals of the Boxcino heavyweight competition.


"Cojanu Wins in Sudden Death Seventh"


Razvan Cojanu used his size and girth to push his way past Ed Fountain in the evening’s co-main event as part of the Boxcino heavyweight competition. The rules of the tournament state that a draw after six rounds proceeds to a "winner take all" seventh round.


Fountain tried to push the action early on with multiple attempts of shots thrown toward the head of his 6’7" Romanian opponent. Cojanu’s initial mechanics were just that, particularly quite mechanical and methodical. In the opening moments of the second and as was the case a few minutes earlier, Ed went almost exclusively upstairs, which gave Razvan the chance to throw deep digging shots to the body. The man from St. Louis stuck with this strategy throughout the third and at times had better luck when the two competitors brought the fight closer inward.


The second half of the scheduled six round bout continued much in the same way as it had begun. Ed Fountain had the goods to possibly move ahead, but he kept looking for the home run while Cojanu was content to push back and connect off and on with crosses and uppercuts. In many ways, Razvan was wasting his time as well as chances as the bout moved to the sixth and final round. Fountain kept swinging for the boundaries as Cojanu rumbled forward. The bout went to the judges in the end. Their decisions read 58-56 (Cojanu) and 57-57 twice to send the fight to a seventh round drawbreaker period of three more minutes.


This time, both men threw leather, almost at will. Cojanu leaned and prodded closer and closer to Fountain in an effort to exert his will. The seventh round was given unanimously to the man from Romania. His record improved to (13-1, 7 KO’s), while Ed Fountain was dealt his first career loss alongside elimination from the Boxcino heavyweight running. His record is now (10-1, 4 KO’s).


Additional Results

Lenroy Thomas UD 7 Jason Estrada - Heavyweight

Jesus Rodriguez TKO 3 Bryan Abraham - Welterweight

Guillermo Sanchez KO 1 Pablo Batres - Lightweight






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