Former WBC heavyweight champ Oleg Maskaev, 38-7-(28), survived a knockdown to grind out a hard fought 10 round decision win over American Jason Gavern, 21-15-4-(10), at the Sports Complex Mordovia in Saransk, Russia on Sunday.
The scores were 97-94, 96-93 and a way out 98-90 for Maskaev. Gavern knocked down Maskaev in the ninth round but had a point deducted for hitting behind the head in the previous round.
Gavern was understandably annoyed when the scores were announced in what was a much closer fight than the scores suggested.
middleweight Andrey Meryasev w td 6 Alvaro Gaona
welterweight Aslanbek Kozaev w pts 8 Yauheni Kruhlik
super bantamweight Vladimir Tikhonov w pts 8 Jose Cen Torres
light welterweight Aik Shakhnazaryan w rtd 4 Jahongir Mamadjanov
light welterweight Fedor Papazov w rtd 6 Artem Ayvazidi
Cruisergewicht Murat Gassiev w tko 4 Igor Pylypenko