Andy Lee Wins; Klitschko Dominates Chagaev
Wladimir Klitschko beat Ruslan Chagaev in a dominant performance on Saturday before an estimated 60,000 fans at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Klitschko defended his IBF and WBO heavyweight belts and is now the new Ring Magazine heavyweight champion. Klitschko dropped Chagaev in the second round and did plenty of damage to Chagaev's face throughout the later rounds. Referee Eddie Cotton called the fight after the ninth round after Chagaev was unable to continue due to a cut.
Article posted on 21.06.2009
Andy Lee, Irish Middleweight prospect chalked up another decisive win on undercard of the Waldimir Klitschko V Ruslan Chagaev, World Heavyweight Clash tonight (June 20) in the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Lee shared the ring with the durable and strong Olegs Fedotovs from Lativia, who carried a record of 10 W(6KO) 5L(1KO) before the fight..
Lee took charge of the fight from the opening bell off- loading sharp crisp punches and troubled the Lativian with heavy blow in the first round. Fedotovs tactics were to draw the Kronk boxer into a brawl, often swinging wild hay-maker punches.
Lee remained composed and measured throughout the fight using his long effective right lead to tame and keep his opponent at bay. Lee demonstrated his boxing skills and maturity to comfortably coast each round to a points victory. The Kronk star unleashed a stinging left hand to floor Fedotovs in the last round.
The Irish soutpaw commented after the fight ' I'm really delighted to win tonight, this was my 19th fight in my career and I see the victory as another building block in moving forward in my career and obtaining experience. It was a real honour to be on the undercard of a World Heavyweight Title fight in a sold out 60,000 capacity venue here in Germany.'
This was Lee's 2nd outing this year and he is very keen to get back into the ring over the summer months to further his goal of making his mark in the sport. ' I hope to get a fight in July or August in the States and keep myself busy, but tonight I am going to relish and enjoy the win and feeling of success.
Other Results: Alexander Ustinov W 10 Michael Sprott
previous article: Vitali Klitschko-David Haye A Real Possibility For September
next article: Alex Arthur Destroys Mohamed Benbiou In 1st Round Of Lightweight Debut
Boxing Forum | Boxing | Bet On This Fight | Back To Top