Ukrainian heavyweight Bezus fought for the European champion belt, but flew in by knockout: video


York HallLondon, Great Britain. In the main bout of the evening in prospect-clash, two unbeaten heavyweights (over 90.7 kg) met: local favorite David Adeleye (11-0, 10 KOs) knocked out the Ukrainian as expected Dmitry Bezus (10-1, 5 KOs). The vacant WBO European title was at stake.

Adeleye started the fight well. Surprised with a double left hook. Bezus, in response, tried to work as the first number, but acted recklessly – he rushed forward with a right straight. One of these attempts ended with a missed jab on approach – this is how the Ukrainian ended up on the canvas for the first time. The fight continued. A few seconds before the first gong, Bezus missed a nasty uppercut.

The underdog started the second three minutes better and even delivered a solid left hook to the target. But another reckless approach to the beating opponent ended with missed side kicks: the right one went through the body, and the left one went straight to the jaw. Knockdown #2. Bezus got to his feet not without problems. It seems that he was going to continue boxing, but the referee decided otherwise.

HOLY SMOKES @DavidAdeleye just knocked out Dmytro Bezus with this incredible shot #AdeleyeBezus | BT Sport 2

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Adeleye TKO 2.

Warming up local IBF European lightweight champion (up to 61.2 kg) Mark Chamberlain (12-0, 8 KOs) beautifully knocked out a certain Vairo Lenti (10-5-1, 1 KO) from Italy.

In the 5th round, the favorite countered the guest with a left hook. He fell heavily on the canvas of the ring, the referee stopped the fight.

WHAT. A. SHOT @markyboy118 retains his title with a spectacular finish over Vairo Lenti #AdeleyeBezus | BT Sport 2

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Chamberlain KO 5.

Salle Wagram, Paris, France. Local world champion in the (second-class) version of the IBO lightweight (up to 61.2 kg) and the owner of the gold of the Olympic Games-2016
Estelle Mosseli (11-0, 1 KOs) defended the title from encroachments
Anishi Bashil (11-9, 10 KOs) from Malawi.

Mosseli – the ex-wife of Olympic champion Tony Yoki – decided to combine her professional career with an amateur one, she will perform at European Gameswhere the first tickets to the Olympic Games-2024 (Paris) will be raffled off.

The fight with Bashil went all the way. Judges’ verdict: 100-90 and twice 99-91 in favor of the favorite.

Mossel UD 10.