Boxing News: Marsh vs Dean; Dimitrenko/Krasniqi; Karpency KOs Fortune

Super-Bantamweights Matthew Marsh and Rocky Dean have promised a showdown as intense as the Battle of Trafalgar after going head to head on the mighty HMS illustrious. The pair meet at York Hall on Friday 21 November in a British title clash screened live by Sky Sports. And they promised an explosive display in London's east end when they came face to face on the aircraft carrier in Greenwich..

The 22,000 tonne Invincible Class Aircraft carrier is moored on the Thames following the Armistice, but Marsh and Dean promised that there will be no ceasefire when they meet in less than two weeks time.

"This belt means so much to me, I'm going to war to keep it," said 26-year-old Marsh, who out-pointed Esham Pickering in the summer to lift the title.

"I've already had two Titanic scraps with Rocky earlier in my career, and come through on points, but this time I'm going for a knockout.

"I'll be pounding him with my heavy artillery all night, and at some point its going to be sink or swim, and I'll believe Rocky will be sinking."

Remarkably Marsh, a former ABA champion, has only had 11 fights, but four of them have been for titles, including a tilt at the WBU strap in just his ninth outing.

But Dean, who is aiming to pull off an upset, hit back.

"Coming and see HMS Illustrious is so inspirational," he said.

"But I'm going to be like another warship come November 21 - HMS Invincible.

"Marsh might have got the better of me twice before, but this is the big one and I will rise to the occasion. There's no way that I'm losing.

"Nelson got himself a column in Trafalgar Square after the Battle of Trafalgar, and after my epic with Marsh they will be putting a statue of me up outside York Hall because there is only one winner."

Karpency Buries Fortune

Tommy Karpency (14-1-1 10kos) stopped veteran, Lee Fortune (29-25) in the first round of the scheduled eight round main event Saturday night at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, West Virginia. A straight left from the southpaw Karpency left Fortune motionless as the referee waived off the fight. Fortunately, Fortune recovered with no injury. The Simons' Promotions card had alittle bit of everything for the sellout crowd. Middleweight, Billy Lyell (17-6) won an eight round unanimous decision (80-72 on all cards) over Vance Garvey, while super middleweight prospect, Jimmy Lubash (11-1), KO'd Chris Overbey (8-10) in the first of a scheduled six rounder. Also, heavyweight Jason Bergman (8-7) won a four round unanimous decision over a game Jonathan Felton. Scores were all 39-36. Lastly, a four round cruiserweight match between Andrew Snow (1-0) and debuting Doug Bowling ended in a no contest after an accidental low blow. Karpency, Lubash and Lyell return to the ring on November 28th in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Pro boxing returns to the Waterfront Place Hotel on Friday January 30th.

Dimitrenko KOs Krasniqi

37-years old Luan “The Lion” Krasniqi was stopped by stable mate Alexander "Sascha" Dimitrenko at the sold out Burg-Wächter-Castello in Dusseldorf, Germany, in the third round.

Krasniqi showed major improvement compared to his disappointing loss 16 months ago against Tony Thompson, as he aggressively went after Dimitrenko in the opening rounds, hitting the tall Ukrainian with quick jabs and right hands. The German was in control until the third round. As Krasniqi slowed down, Dimitrenko connected with a brutal counter left body hook at the end of the third. Krasniqi suffered from a delayed reaction and went down in pain. The referee completed the ten-count at 2:54 minutes of the third round.

“The fans of Luan are not on my side”, said Dimitrenko afterwards. “But I do understand them. I was hoping for a different fight. But that’s boxing, especially heavyweight boxing. One punch can make the difference. I was surprised that I caught him that hard with that punch.” “I was in control of the fight”, said Luan Krasniqi. “But he caught me with a great punch, I couldn’t breath anymore. I’m disappointed.”

It might have been the last time we saw Luan Krasniqi in the ring, as this loss might end his long and successful career. His record falls to 30-4-1. The dream of a second shot at a world title is far away now for Krasniqi. Dimitrenko, however, might be in line for a title shot now. The 26-years old kept his perfect record intact and moves to 29-0 with 19 knock outs.

Unbeaten heavyweight Denis Boytsov (23-0, 18 KOs) won a hard fought eight round unanimous decision over bloodied American fan favorite Vinny Maddalone (31-5, 22 KOs). Boystov was credited with a knockdown in round two and won 79-72, 80-71, 79-72.

Recent WBA super middleweight title challenger Dimitri Sartison (23-1, 15 KOs) scored an impressive third round KO over Edison Francisco Guedes (11-8-1, 5 KOs). Time was 1:39.

WBA #3 super middleweight Gusmyl Perdomo (16-2, 10 KOs) stopped Laurent Goury (14-18, 2 KOs) at 2:11 of round four.

All Results:

WBO Inter-Continental Championship Heavyweight (12 Rounds)
Alexander Dimitrenko (UKR) vs. Luan Krasniqi (GER)
W TKO; Rd. 3, 2:54

Heavyweight (8 Rounds)
Denis Boytsov (RUS) vs. Vinny Maddalone (USA)
W PTS: 79:72, 80:71, 79:72

Super Middleweight (8 Rounds)
Dimitri Sarison (GER) vs. Edison Francisco Guedes (BRA)
W TKO; Rd. 3, 1’39

Super Middleweight (8 Rounds)
Gusmyl Perdomo (VEN) vs. Laurent Goury (FRA)
W TKO; Rd. 4, 2´11

Light Heavyweight (6 Rounds)
Igor Michalkin (RUS) vs. Emmanoel Martins da Silva (BRA)
W TKO; Rd. 3, 2’36

Heavyweight (6 Rounds)
Markus Tomala (GER) vs. Jevgenijs Stamburskis (LAT)
W TKO; Rd. 5

Lightweight (4 Rounds)
Magomed Jangubaev (GER) vs. Alexander Saltykov (RUS)
W PTS: 39:37, 38:38, 39:37

Article posted on 16.11.2008

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