By Alexey Sukachev
Bullit Knockout Promotion, the leading Polish promotional company, staged a huge tournament yesterday in the northern, Baltic seaport of Gdynia. Not surprisingly, a number of local and neighboring prospects got a wonderful chance to showcase their skills and mastership in front of the home crowd. In the main event, unbeaten light middleweight prospect Damian Jonak (21-0, 16 KOs) captured the vacant IBC crown by stopping Luxembourg-based Domingos Nascimento Monteiro (19-12-4, 11 KOs) at 0:40 of the sixth round.
After the three even rounds Jonak, 24, exploded twice with short powerful hooks in the fourth putting Monteiro to the canvas both times and also knocking out his teeth. Monteiro was down again in the fifth, and after his fourth decking in the sixth stanza the fight was halted by referee Daniel Van de Wiele.
In co-main encounter, 6’5’’ heavyweight youngster Andrzej Wawrzyk, 21, moved to 15-0, 10 KOs, after the fifth-round TKO over Kenyan import Raymond Ochieng (17-9-2, 14 KOs). Ochieng was dominated through the first three rounds and, finally, went down twice in the fourth round with the key punch by Wawrzyk being a right hand. Ochieng was floored again in the fifth stanza and also deducted a point before Van de Wiele stopped the action at 2:07 of the fifth. Nice win for Wawrzyk.
Tomasz Hutkowski (14-0-1, 10 KOs) retained his WBC Youth cruiserweight belt for the third time unanimously outpointing German-based Ben Nsafoah (5-2-2, 3 KOs) over ten: 99-90, 100-90 and 99-91. Nsafoah was deducted a point in round nine for continuous holding. Hutkowski will back to the ring in a month.
Light-hitting but technically sound Russian junior middleweight Timur Nergadze (12-0, 2 KOs) dealt a terrible beating to small Belarus Alexey Volchan (16-8-2, 9 KOs) but failed to stop the former bantamweight taking an eight-round unanimous decision: 80-70 (twice) and 80-71. Volchan was floored with a body shot in the seventh.
Turkish heavyweight Serdar Uysal (8-6-2, 3 KOs) was close to upset former contender Tomasz Bonin (41-3, 22 KOs) but dropped a razor-thin majority decision to him: 58-58 and 57-58 (twice).
Jaroslaw Hutkowski (10-0, 6 KOs) TKO 2 Andreas Roeder (0-3-1)
Karlo Tabaghua (9-0, 7 KOs) TKO 6 Anthony Ukeh (3-3, 1 KO)
Murad Khalidov (6-0, 3 KOs) UD 6 Roman Suchoterin (5-13, 1 KO)
Maciej Myszkin (1-0, 1 KO) KO 2 Miroslav Kvocka (9-30-1, 3 KOs)
Krzysztof Szot (3-0) UD 4 Damian Lawniczak (0-6)