By Alexey Sukachev
Former WBC heavyweight champion Oleg Maskaev scored a first round TKO over Rich Boruff on Saturday in Mordovia. Maskaev-Boruff took place in Saransk, the capital of Mordovia. Maskaev is now 36-6, 27 KOs. Boruff slips down to 17-3-1, 10 KOs. Time was 1:35 of the first round. The American was able to beat the count afer being dropped but was ruled too wobbly to continue. The WBC has mandated that the winner of the March 21 Vitali Klitschko-Juan Carlos Gomez WBC heavyweight title fight must face Maskaev next.