15 Oct Haney vs Abdullaev: Michael Hunter floors Sergiy Kuzmin on way to dominant decision win
Because he continued to get a world title shot, rival Sergiy Kuzmin was dominated by michael Hunter at New York.
The American, a cruiserweight, arrived in over two-and-a-half rock lighter as he bounced around the ring to beat his guy at the Madison Square Garden Theater and it proved pivotal.
Three scores of 117-110 saw Hunter take the Russian’s WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight name, placing him on the brink of a mega fight in boxing’s prize division.
The glossy’Bounty’ Hunter got at the opening periods, starting in to take control, Kuzmin edging ahead but unable to match the output of his counterpart.
The next saw the effective drive himself up alongside land some brief, thudding blows, but it did little to deter his younger foe, Hunter reacting with counters at the next to recover rule.
The Saint Petersburg man was then dumped by A crisp left hand that was huge to his feet on the canvas in the fifth and, on return, Kuzmin was back playing second fiddle.
Regardless of the heavy Hunter remained for these rounds in cruise control, crashing home course combinations with victory that an ever-increasing conviction.
One of these left equalizers did house at the end of a eighth for Kuzmin, however’The Bounty’ back, uppercuts and fast hooks marking up the Russian’s eye.
The unbeaten visitor met with his man to take matters and rallied in the last minutes.
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