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21 OCTOBER 2018

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Postol Wins in Kiev

nightmare comeback clash with Uzbek southpaw Najimeddinov

Dmitry Mossienko at ringside in Akko public hall in Kiev

Ukraine’s former WBC welterweight champion from Brovary Victor The Iceman Postol won a tough, though unanimous decision against slick and dangerous Uzbek opponent Jamshidbek Najimeddinov.

Jamshidbek rocked his opponent from the opening round, catching him once and again with awkward and powerful left hook, showing in many instances brilliant foot work and sending the former world champion reeling. Postol had trouble to regain his composure, while short, but game and strong like hell Uzbek would keep showing new tricks from up on his sleeve.

To Postol’s merit, who apparently had never seen his opponent before stepping into the Akko ring with him, he proved all his stubborn dedication, and never stopped pressing his opponent, catching him in second part of this ten round come back fight increasingly more often, even though it was Jamshidbek who always remained more dangerous, game and unpredictable. Postol’s height, long reach and stubborn offensive translated into the ring generalship only in later rounds.

This fight proved to be a horrendous challenge for the judges. Two of them gave to the mighty Uzbek three rounds, yet another one gave only two, while in SO card he won no less than six – the first five rounds plus the ninth. In addition to this, out of three times when Victor Postol travelled to the canvas from a punch, it was only one case when the judge opened score – in round five. In the two other incidents, in round one and in another round five episode the score was not open, which effectively deprived Jamshidbek of two points.

This fight headlined a big and exciting boxing card in Kiev Akko public hall with many Olympians and world champions in attendance. Other than Postol, we could see London Olympic games lightweight finalist Denis Berynchyk stepping into the square ring from his inmate chains and security guards with Kalashnikov machineguns to stop in round six his game opponent Ismael Garcia from Spain. WBO European featherweight champion Oleg Malinovsky methodically dominated his Mexican opponent Alexander Cazares. Acting WBO cruiserweight champion and London Olympic gold medalist Alex Usyk fresh from stopping his Cruiserweight super series opponent Marko Huck in Berlin could be seen in the attendance as well as the former WBA world welterweight champions Yury Nuzhnenko and Vyacheslav Senchenko.

In another head line event of this exciting boxing double header 21 year old Karen Chukhajian Koed flat his Dutch opponent Steve Stuppan to win vacant WBO Youth welterweightbelt


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