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Big victory for Kauramäki in fight of the year in Finland

The most experienced active Finnish professional boxer Kai “Ironman” Kauramäki was the second boxer in history to defend his BBU title while squaring off with Czech-based Russian Magomed Abdurakhmanov. Abdurakhmanov, 25, was having record of 15 (8 KO) – 3 – 0 when stepping into the ring to challenge Kauramäki for BBU Middleweight title..

The Russian boxer started the title fight very strongly punishing “Ironman” with many heavy punches to head and body. After two minutes at the first round Kauramäki was quickly down for a count from uppercut to the jaw. Although Abdurakhmanov tried to hunt the quick end Kauramäki was able to hold and survive the round.

In the second round Kauramäki was able to use his height and reach advantage and experienced Finnish ring warrior dominated especially the end of the round with a couple of hard straights with both hands.

Early in the third round the Russian boxer was again battling back more actively than in the previous round and also was the aggressor by punching many times Kauramäki to the body behind his high guard but although at the later part of the round Kauramäki was again taking the control and the round.

In the 4th round Abdurakhmanov started to show some signs of tiring while both boxers continued fiercy punching; especially Abdurakhmanov concentrated on body punches. During the round the challenger was warned and taken a point away for punching to the back of head and the defending champion was moving into the lead on points.

In the next round while Kauramäki was taking the control more clearly the challenger was again taken a point away for an illegal punching. Although being forced to back to ropes a couple of times in this round Abdurakhmanov continued his power punching to Finnish boxer´s head and body.
In the 6th round Kauramäki showed his sharpness and experience; “Ironman” blocked and avoided the last desperate punches thrown by Russian Abdurakhmanov and then backed him to the red corner with 12-15 unanswered power punches forcing the referee Anssi Peräjoki to step in right at the same time when Abdurakhmanov was knocked down. After the fight the audience rewarded both boxers for an exciting and dramatical entertainment with loud applauses.

With the victory Kauramäki, who is managed by Jaakko Helminen, improved to 17 (6 KO) – 15 – 0 and
has now won 4 consecutive fights.

The show which was promoted by Pro Box Team contained five entertaining professional bouts. Especially the main event has been afterwards praised by many Finnish boxing experts by saying it to be absolutely the fight of the year in Finland this far.

Glowacki-Ruciewicz for BBU International title in Cruiserweight division
The next BBU fight will be fought on next Sunday when Tomasz Babilonski with his Babilon Promotion will promote a show in Jozefow, Poland. The main event will be scheduled for 6 rounds and for vacant BBU International Cruiserweight title.

23 years old Krzysztof Glowacki (6 (3 KO) – 0 – 0) is the other challenger in this all Polish fight while the another challenger is more experienced 27 years old Lukasz Rusiewicz (7 (0 KO) – 6 – 1). Glowacki who is making his first title shot as pro boxer was a successful amateur as a youth boxer. In his latest pro fight Glowacki made a convincing performance by knocking out an undefeated Latvian Kaspars Ozolins in one round back in August 18th.

Rusiewicz, who is coming back after a decision loss to former heavyweight champion Herbie Hide 10 months ago, is now making his second attempt for a title as a pro boxer. Rusiewicz, who is known as very durable boxer, scored a biggest upset of his career this far back in June 2008 while beating Jean Claude Bikoi as an away boxer over 6 rounds in Luxembourg.

The show is scheduled to contain also two other pro fights. More info about the show is available at Babilon Promotion´s webpage at http://tbt.com.pl/news.php .

How to contact BBU:

Please remember that Baltic Boxing Union is always looking for new co-operation partners from our working area at Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia. As known our title fights are cheap, reliable and easy to arrange and they will always give significant experience for boxers and also a new boost for champion´s career.

If you are interested to get either BBU Championship title fight (8 or 10 rounds) or BBU International Championship fight (6 or 8 rounds) to give more meaning for your show or if you are interested to know how your boxer can challenge the reigning BBU champion please visit our web pages at (www.balticboxingunion.com) for more information and contact BBU Board (bbu@balticboxingunion.com).

Article posted on 13.09.2009



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