Khytrov and Derevyanchenko Grab ShoBox Wins

Khytrov and Derevyanchenko Grab ShoBox Wins

1 comment 📅11 April 2015, 05:07

Ievgen Khytrov (8-0 entering with 8 KOs; living in Brooklyn; from the Ukraine) took out Aaron Coley (9-0-1 with 6 KOs). The lefty K went lefty then righty in the first. Coley showed respect for the power and shot his right jab out to keep K at bay. K slipped his way in, showing better basics than I’ve seen before. In the second, K kept coming forward, insistent, his balance sometimes off, his intentions never so. Coley was in survivor mode a lot, grabbing. He ate two right hooks late in the third which resonated.

In the fourth, K weaved his way in, whacked with rights down low and up top, and didn’t have to deal with much coming back. In round five, K wanted to land the lead right, and mixed in some uppercuts, when he saw Coley’s head dipping. In the sixth, a right caught Coley. A filthy right to the side looked like it hurt too. Coley actually got bolder a couple times, knowing he was in deep water and near-ish to drowning, so he started kicking harder to stay afloat. In round seven, Coley was still in survivor mode. Same in the eighth, he wanted to see cards computed and he did. No drama with the decision; Khytrov took it, UD3, by scores of 78-74, 79-73, 79-73.

In the TV opener, Sergey Derevyanchenko (27-1 entering, with 10 KOs; from the Ukraine) took on Alan Campa (13-1 with 9 KOs entering; from Mexico) in a super middleweight tussle.

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  1. Kprice13
    08 August 2015, 11:48 Kprice13

    ShoBox comment:

    Barry Tompkins is a terrible boxing analyst. If you were to dump him, I wouldn’t bat an eye.

    On the other hand Paulie Malagnaggi provides awesome commentary. Not

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