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Baysangurov vs. Konecny

Baysangurov defeats Konecny

By Marcus Richardson: Fighting at home, WBO light middleweight champion Zaurbek Baysangurov (28-1, 20 KO’s) defeated WBO interim light middleweight champion Lukas Konecny (48-4, 23 KO’s) last Saturday night at the Sport Palace, in Kiev, Ukraine. The final judges’ scores were 119-109, 117-111 and 118-110. You can make a strong argument that Konecny deserved to win the fight, not the 27-year-old Baysangurov.

Konecny landed the much cleaner shots and the harder shots in pretty much round of the fight. The crowd, however, was in Baysangurov’s favor the entire time, and cheered each time he would land a light shot. His power was considerably lesser than Konecyny’s and there was long stretches of the fight where Konecny was landing all the good shots, whereas Baysangurov was just throwing weak jabs that looks more like arm punches than quality jabs.

Konecny really worked Baysangurov over with huge shots for the first eight rounds of the fight. The crowd was completely silent when Baysangurov was getting tagged. However, when he’d finally offer up a light punch, the crowd would go crazy as if he landed a huge shot. The fact is Konecny was the only one landing with any power in this fight, yet he was completely ignored by the crowd. Continue reading

Baysangurov vs. Konecny on Saturday

KIEV, UKRAINE (October 5, 2012) World Boxing Organization (WBO) Junior Middleweight World Champion Zaurbek Baysangurov will defend his title against former world title challenger and WBO “Interim” Junior Middleweight Champion Lukas Konecny TOMORROW, Saturday, OCTOBER 6 at the Sport Palace in Kiev, Ukraine.

At the official weigh-in on Friday in Kiev, Baysangurov weighed in at 152.5 while Konecny tipped the scales at 153.5. The fight will be broadcast LIVE on the UK’s premier boxing channel, BoxNation (

A native of Samashki, Russia, training for the first time with highly regarded trainer Abel Sanchez in Big Bear, California, the 27-year-old Baysangurov, 27-1-0 (20KO’s) is coming off a MAY 12 unanimous decision victory over Michel Soro in Brovari, Ukraine, the first defense of his title. He is currently on an eight bout-winning streak. Continue reading

Baysangurov vs. Konecny Gloves Scandal

KIEV, UKRAINE (October 6, 2012) Just hours ahead of his WBO Junior Middleweight Championship showdown with defending champion Zaurbek Baysangurov, challenger and WBO “Interim” Junior Middleweight Champion Lukas Konecny was involved in a gloves scandal after the official weigh-in on Friday.

With ten-ounce boxing gloves being used for this junior middleweight world title bout, at the official rules meeting the Konecny Team produced a pair of gloves from the Top Ten Company marked “10 OZ”.

However Baysangurov’s trainer, Abel Sanchez observed that they looked suspicious and were too small for ten ounces and requested that WBO Supervisor John Duggan weigh the gloves.

With the gloves only weighing eight ounces, Supervisor Duggan disqualified their usage in the world title fight. Continue reading

Zaurbek Baysangurov vs. Lukas Konecny on Saturday

By Glynn Evans: A semblance of sanity will be restored to the WBO’s chaotic light-middleweight situation on Saturday evening when Ukrainian based champion Zaurbek Baysangurov collides with interim king Lukas Konecny of the Czech Republic in a potential barnburner at the Sports Palace in Kiev.

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It promises to be top quality fare from the Eastern European rivals who have both held the continental crown after meritable amateur careers. Continue reading