By Dmytro Mossienko at ringside: Ukraine based Chechen knockout artist Zaurbek Baysangurov scored spectacular 12 round tko victory over dangerous and dirty Colombian Richard La lamina ’The Blade’ Gutierrez in the brutal collision at the Terminal sports palace in Brovari, Ukraine on Saturday.
As early as the opening round Baysangurov indicated attitude, focus and aggressiveness. The round one was marred by Guttierrez’s nasty attempt to elbow Baysangurov . Chechen responded with fury and pushed the Colombian.
In round two Gutierrez tried to employ his left hand more, use more body movement, teasing the brave Chechen. In response Baysangurov mounted pressure, but pretty much lost the round to Gutierrez. In round three Baysangurov increased pressure of his stiff left jab, and stalking his opponent once and again.
In round four Baysangurov moved Gutierrez on the ropes and landed a number of dangerous shots, but all of a sudden was caught himself with a flash left hook. Baysangurov is not a rare traveler to the canvas in early rounds. A similar flash knockdown happened in his epic collision with Marco Antonio Rubio, when the brave Mexican floored Chechen in round one of their in 2006.
In round six Baysangurov again caught the Colombian on the ropes, pounding him with hooks and uppercuts, charging him with fury and anger.
In round seven Gutierrez seemed to have reversed the tide, sustaining several barrages from Baysangurov, proving to have a rock solid chin. In round eight Guttierrez was defiant, trying to avenge every attack as Baysangurov turned his attacks to the body.
The fight continued at a very high pace, both fighters demonstrated tremendous, excellent conditioning and stamina, exchanging flurries of punches. Gutierrez survived a very bad body shot in round 11 and remained seemingly unaffected. But he eventually paid a dear price. In the final round he survived several attacks from the relentless Baysangurov, but during the final minute Guttierrez was hit with two vicious body shots, and virtually ceased any resistance, having missed eighth unanswered punches, which forced the referee to step in and terminate the fight. The official time was 2.34 of round 12.
British referee Marcus McDonnell a did quality job as the third man in the ring with these two mean fighters.
The fight took place at the sold out 6,000 seater Ice palace Terminal in Kyiv, a suburb of Brovary.
December 4, 2010