Forza Giorgio: the results of W5 Grand Prix KITEK 2017

19.02.2017

The legendary Italian "Doctor" seized W5 world title and took away the belt from Artem Pashporin via unanimous decision.


Moscow, February 18, at the ground of "Dynamo Krylatskoe" sports palace was held the big professional kickboxing night W5 Grand Prix KITEK 2017 dedicated to the memory of Yury Stupenkov. The event was organised by "World of boxing" promotion company.

The main event was the title fight of the W5 world champion Artem Pashporin against the legend of the world of kickboxing Giorgio Petrosyan who was at the status of the contender.

Five rounds long bout became the evidence that Petrosyan is still the best fighter of the middleweight division, in great shape and is able to pick up the keys to the most difficult opponents.

With the first round the "Doctor" confidently took the center of the ring and put pressure to the Russian champion, trying to catch him in a corner and to shoot. It seemed that Artem moves a little timidly. However, in the first round it has been suggested that this is just a neat intelligence, and soon the champion will go to storm under the strong support of the stands. Petrosyan, meanwhile, did not hesitate to make the pressure, went to the exacerbation with sharp blows knees to the body, and superbly acted on the counterattack, demonstrating his trademark quickdraw with counterpunch of his left hand.

"It seems that Artem overestimated Giorgio, a little bit blown, is confused and attacks not enough" - commented the third round Vladislav Tuinov's coach Andrey Chadin who along with his apprentice closely followed the actions of opponents in the ring.

It's appeared that to the fourth round Artem heard these words as well as the tips from his corner and remembered that went to the ring in the champion status. No longer shy, he began to carry out the attack and began to hit the mark. It turned out that one can speak on equal terms with the great Giorgio Petrosyan. However, by this time "Doctor" was too developed his success. All sharp thrusts of the "Spur" were offset due to the responses of Giorgio, who confidently taking the first half of the fight, and won the whole fight by unanimous decision. It was brilliant opposition, but it seems that both fighters could make more. While the "Spur" had been trying to get used to the opponent's status, Petrosyan was also in no hurry to force the bout's rhythm, demonstrating that, despite the high level of skill, he is not inclined to underestimate the opponent.

The fight Pashporin Vs. Petrosyan left the distinct impression that not all was said between the rivals, and really want to see the continuation of that exciting dispute.

In the main card of the tournament spectators also witnessed the two title fights.

W5 World champions list was updated in the division up to 61 kg when the Russian Timur Nadrov sensationally and at aggressive way knocked out Sergio Wielzen in the second round, demonstrating the destructive power and high-speed punches.

Alexander Stetsurenko brilliantly defended his W5 world title champion in the 81 kg, having the bright 5 rounds long battle against well-known representative of Slovakia Vladimir Idranyi. Vlado who also is high skilled fighter succumbed to Alexander in boxing and speed although sometimes he was very dangerous by catching Stetsurenko at the moments when had he let down his hands.

Vladislav Tuinov made the audience detonate by his blitz-fight against Ali Cakir of Turkey. Cakir began to work, using his height advantage and trying to keep distance. He made the impression of the fighter with fast and tough punches, but Vlad quickly came closely to Turk and turned the fight in the direction he needed. Firstly, Tuinov, which, by the way, even more added in physical power, caught the opponent with the straight right punch and referee Denis Sidenko counted the first knockdown. This was followed by a short hunting and Vlad performed his trademark spinner which this time has worked one hundred percent, and Vlad made a second knockdown in the fight. Turkish athlete, staying on his feet, made it clear that he is ready to continue the fight to be smashed up in few seconds near the ropes. Denis Sidenko called the fight at the beginning of the third minute of the first round. The convincing victory of Vladislav Tuinov and the bright start of the year for the W5 European champion.

Stanislav Kazantsev, who from the weigh-in procedure looked more athletic than his opponent Marko Adamovic of Serbia, logically began the bout in the power and stiff manner by firing jabs and middle kicks from the distance. Adamovich replied sharply, occasionally hitting by the hook to Stanislav who sometimes was playing too enthusiastically. In the third round, Kazantsev managed to knock Marko down via the left high kick when Serb went forward with hands down. Adamovic, which has got a remarkable fighting spirit, succeeded in bringing the fight to the end, but Stanislav seemed preferable and more powerful.

The famous Chechen fighter Turpal Tokayev, representing the colors of the club, "Ahmad", held technically match against the representative of France Abderahmane Coulibaly. The Frenchman began briskly, hitting the weighty uppercut to the head of Tokayev, but Turpal quickly besieged opponent, giving him the power rasprobovat hard jab. Subsequently, the fight looked like Tokayev superior opponent in speed, but Coulibaly periodically found gaps in the opponent's defense, in that, and flew weighty side and uppercuts. In the third round Tokayev held a few strong blows and shook Coulibaly, who after the reference did not respond to the call of the referee to continue the fight, for which he was defeated by TKO.

The Records Rashid Salikhov recorded its first defeat in the ring W5, which, according to the unanimous decision of the judges, he struck Belarusian Maxim Spodarenko. Both rolled a real war in the ring in the first round Rashid looked tougher and more preferable, but the rest of the time a significant part of his strikes came in the box. Maxim was more prudent, using his advantage in experience.

Ivan Semiglyadovu managed to split the "Flint" Ruslan Atayeva, although initially he was forced to retreat and work the second number. Atayev looked significantly overall and put pressure, but Semiglyadov could see all the actions of his opponent and held tight counterattack. A good start for a bright representative of the Kickboxing Federation of Russia, which has shown that it can act against the most raznoplavnovyh fighters.

The famous Chechen fighter Turpal Tokaev representing the colors of the club, "Ahmat", held technically saturated match against the representative of France Coulibaly Abderrahmane. The Frenchman began briskly, hitting in the first few seconds of weighty uppercut to Tokaev head, but Turpal reined down the opponent quickly giving him to try the power jab. Subsequently, the fight looked equal. Tokaev exceeds his opponent in speed, but Coulibaly periodically finds gaps in the Turpal's defense and gives him weighty hooks and uppercuts. In the third round Tokaev performed a few strong blows and  stunned Coulibaly. After French did not respond to ref's call to continue the fight he was defeated by TKO.

Rashid Salikhov got the first defeat in his W5 record via unanimous decision from Belarusian Maxim Spodarenko. Both made a real war in the ring and in the first round Rashid looked tougher and more preferable, but the rest of the time a significant part of his strikes came in the block. Maxim was more accurate, using his advantage in experience.

Ivan Semiglyadov managed to crack Ruslan "The Flintstone"  Atayev, although initially he was forced to retreat and work the second number. Atayev looked significantly more redoubtable and gave pressure but Semiglyadov saw all the actions of his opponent and counterattacked accurately. A good start for a bright representative of the Russian Kickboxing Federation, which has shown that it can act against the most versatile fighters.

The results of W5 Grand Prix Moscow “KITEK”

W5 World title bout

71 kg, Giorgio Petrosyan (Italy) def. Artem Pashporin (Russia) via UD

W5 World title bout

81 kg, Alexander Stetsurenko (Russia) def. Vladimir Idranyi (Slovakia) via UD

W5 World title bout

61 kg, Timur Nadrov (Russia) def. Sergio Wielzen (the Netherlands) via KO (2nd round)

Superfights

95+ Turpal Tokaev (Russia) def. Abderhmane Coulibaly (France) via TKO

71 kg, Vladislav Tuinov (Russia) def.  Ali Cakir (Turkey) via TKO

71 kg, Stanislav Kazancev (Russia) def. Marko Adamovic (Serbia) via UD

71 kg, Max Spodarenko (the Republic of Belarus)

 Def. Rashid Salikhov (Russia) via UD

Rating fights

Ivan Semiglyadov (Russia) def.  Ruslan Ataev (Russia) via UD

Danil Gavrilov (Russia) def Ilya Bikmaev (Russia) via UD

Nikita Surovezhkin (Russia) def. Vadim Davydov (Russia) via split decision




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