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Baysangurov defeats Konecny

By Jim Dower: Making his second defense of his World Boxing Organization title, junior middleweight champion Zaurbek Baysangurov (28-1, 20 KO’s) defeated 34-year-old interim WBO light middleweight champion Lukas Konecny (48-4, 23 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Sport Palace, in Kiev, Ukraine. The final judges’ scores were 119-109, 117-111 and 118-110, all for the 27-year-old Baysangurov.

Baysangurov used a high work rate to pound out the decision over the heavy-handed Konecny. In the last found, Konecny was cut over his left eye, but it hardly mattered because he was hopelessly behind by that point in the fight and was just looking for a knockout.

In other action on the card:

Dmytro Nikulin UD 8 Fayzullo Ahmedov
Vitaliy Neveselyy SD 8 Yuri Bihoutseu
Dominic Boesel UD 6 Vladimir Tazik

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