Welcome to Fightful's live coverage of the World Boxing Super Series match between Murat Gassiev vs. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk. This is the second time the World Boxing Super Series hits the United States Not only is the cruiserweight tournament's last semifinal spot is on the line, but Gassiev's IBF cruiserweight world title as well. Also on the card is a WBSS cruiserweight reserve fight between Mateusz Masternak and Stivens Bujaj and a WBC junior middleweight title eliminator semifinal match between Maciej Sulecki and Jack Culcay.
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Here is the main card: (Audience TV; 10 p.m. ET)
- Murat Gassiev defeats Krzysztof Wlodarczyk via KO, round 3, 1:57 to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title and advance to the World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Semifinals
- Mateusz Masternak defeated Stivens Bujaj via TKO (doctor stoppage), round 7, 3:00
Here is the untelevised undercard (7 p.m. ET):
- Maciej Sulecki defeated Jack Culcay via unanimous decision (98-92, 97-93, 96-94): WBC Junior Middleweight Title Eliminator Semifinal Bout
- Money Powell IV defeated Brandon Adams via unanimous decision (59-55, 59-56, 58-55)
- Efe Ajagba defeated Luke Lyons via TKO, round 1, 2:19
- Skender Halili defeated Samuel Amoako via unanimous decision (60-54, 60-54, 60-54)
Skender Halili vs. Samuel Amoako: Junior Middleweight Bout: These two guys have combined for 33 wins with 29 of them coming via KO. Halili was the only one bringing the power to the fight. Halili started landing heavy shots from the beginning of the bout. Amoako played defense for almost the entirety of the fight, but did have some moments of good offense. Halili kept coming forward while Amoako kept putting himself in the corner while throwing his hands up to defend. Give credit to Amoako: he took Halili's best punches and didn't go down once. This was a good win for Halili, who moves to 15-2 as a professional.
Official result: Skender Halili defeated Samuel Amoako via unanimous decision (60-54, 60-54, 60-54)
Efe Ajagba vs. Luke Lyons: Heavyweight Bout: Ajagba dominated this very short fight. He scores an early knockdown on Lyons, but Lyons gets back up quickly. Ajagba then continues to pummel away at Lyons and knocks him down a second time. Lyons gets back up again, but his legs were wobbly and the referee stopped the fight. Smart stoppage and great win for the 2016 Olympic boxer.
Official result: Efe Ajagba defeated Luke Lyons via TKO, round 1, 2:19
Money Powell IV vs. Brandon Adams: Junior Middleweight Bout: The first round was by far the most exciting round of the night up to this point. Powell went on the offensive early, but Adams caught Powell with a left hook. Powell left his right side open for another left hook and Powell gets knocked down. Powell recovers and lands a solid right hand that stuns Adams, but not enough to knock him down.
The fight continues with both men landing their fair share of right hands. Powell is a young prospect and has room to grow, but he was squaring up too much at times, which didn't allow him to land anything too big to Adams. In the fourth round, Powell unleashed a devastating series of punches, but it wasn't enough to knock Adams down. The fight was a slugfest through and through. Powell landed some beautiful punches, but just doesn't possess the killer power to end the fight against a guy with a good chin like Adams.
Official results: Money Powell IV defeated Brandon Adams via unanimous decision (59-55, 59-56, 58-55)
Maciej Sulecki vs. Jack Culcay: WBC Junior Middleweight Title Eliminator Semifinals: Culcay starts off strong and fast, but the fight quickly turns into a scrappy one. This Prudential Center crowd is very pro-Sulecki. Culcay lands several jabs, but can't do much against a big man like Sulecki. Culcay is able to pressure Sulecki into the ropes at times and land some beautiful combinations. Sulecki landed some hard shots and even appeared to have stunned Culcay at times. At the end of the third round, Culcay suffered a cut above his left eye and started to bleed a lot in the fourth round as Sulecki keeps getting more confidence.
the seventh round got off to a blazing start. Culcaystarted going hyper-aggressive, throwing every punch in the book and actually hurt Sulecki for a bit. Culcay then started showboating and even dodging several of Sulecki's jabs, which were hitting the mark previously. The eighth round is a different story. Sulecki started landing several hard punches to Culcay and Culcay doesn't have the same energy he had in the prior round. The fight was extremely competitive and although Sulecki did perform better, Culcay was the more aggressive fighter throughout most of the fight, which is usually good if you want to score points on judges' scorecards. I had Sulecki winning 97-93.
Official result: Maciej Sulecki defeated Jack Culcay via unanimous decision (98-92, 97-93, 96-94)
Mateusz Masternak vs. Stivens Bujaj: World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Reserve Bout
Round 1: Bujaj opens with a left hook that misses. Bujaj misses with the jab. Bujaj now lands a couple of left hands to the body. Masternak pressures Bujaj to the corner, but doesn’t throw many punches. Both men clinch a couple of times. Bujaj misses with the uppercut and Masternak is still pressuring forward. Masternak lands a solid right hand, followed by a couple of lefts to end the round.
Fightful scored round 1 for Masternak 10-9
Round 2: Bujaj throws a couple of weak hooks, then misses with the wide left. Masternak has Bujaj at a corner and lands a left hook to the body, but Bujaj gets out of danger quickly. Bujaj bends down and Masternak takes advantage by throwing a couple of hard rights to Bujaj’s jaw.
Fightful scored round 2 for Masternak 10-9
Round 3: Bujaj goes on the offensive and throws a couple of uppercuts to Masternak as Masternak tries to dance around the ring. Masternak lands a few right hands. Masternak lands a combination then Bujaj misses with the left hook. Masternak then goes to the jab and Bujaj tries to counter, but fails. Masternak then goes for several sweeping right hooks and lands some of them. Masternak lands a left hook and lands with the right to end the round.
Fightful scored round 3 for Masternak 10-9
Round 4: Bujaj tries to go for the body and Bujaj lands some shots to Masternak. Bujaj takes the fight up close and goes for a few uppercuts as Masternak is now playing defense. Masternak is now following up on several right hands that he starts his offense with. Masternak lands a counter left jab. Masternak now lands a few good power punches, then hits a three-punch combo that started with two right jabs. Masternak has Bujaj on the ropes and unleashes a few hard combos to end the round.
Fightful scored round 4 for Masternak 10-9
Round 5: Masternak opens the round with a solid right jab to Bujaj’s body. Bujaj misses with a sweeping right hook to the body. Bujaj misses a wide left hook and then Masternak pressures Bujaj to the corner and throws several hard punches. Masternak throws a couple of left hooks and Bujaj counters with a left uppercut. Masternak has Bujaj in the corner and Masternak lands about three or four good punches to the body.
Fightful scored round 5 for Masternak 10-9
Round 6: Bujaj misses a few more hooks and Masternak starts putting forward pressure on the smaller Bujaj. Masternak lands a hard right hand to Bujaj’s body. Masternak has Bujaj in the corner and sets a long string of big punches with the jab. Masternak has the best 60 seconds of the fight thus far by throwing and landing numerous hard shots. Masternak is finally starting to follow up on his jabs.
Fightful scored round 6 for Masternak 10-9
Round 7: Masternak lands several punches to start the round. Bujaj tries to throw a few left hooks, but Masternak misses with them. Masternak lands a right uppercut. Masternak has Bujaj in the corner and is starting to land several uppercuts. Masternak scores a knockdown with the right hand. Masternak continues dominating for the rest of the round.
Fightful scored round 7 for Masternak 10-8
In between rounds, the ringside doctor stops the fight and Masternak is your winner.
Official result: Mateusz Masternak defeated Stivens Bujaj via TKO (doctor stoppage), round 7, 3:00
Murat Gassiev (c) vs. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk: World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Quarterfinals/IBF Cruiserweight Title Bout
Round 1: Gassiev opens the round with a swift jab and Wlodarczyk counters with one of his own. Gassiev lands a left jab. Both men are squaring off at the center of the ring. Gassiev has Wlodarczyk running around the ring and Gassiev lands a solid left hand. Both men block each other’s jab. Gassiev lands a hard right hook and is on offense. Gassiev lands another jab as the round ends.
Fightful scored round 1 Gassiev 10-9
Round 2: Gassiev throws a mean left jab and Wlodarczyk throws a left hook to Gassiev’s body. Gassiev’s defense is split by two straight left jabs by Wlodarczyk. Gassiev now lands another hard left. Both men trade blows early in the round. Gassiev is pressuring forward and lands a hard shot Wlodarczyk’s body, stunning him for a quick second. Wlodarczyk is skipping around the ring, tagging him with a couple of jabs. Gassiev lands a stiff left hook to Wlodarczyk’s ribs.
Fightful scored round 2 for Gassiev 10-9
Round 3: Gassiev opens the round by throwing a couple of jabs. Wlodarczyk lands a jab and is then getting hit left and right by Gassiev. Wlodarczyk lands a jab to Gassiev’s body. Gassiev is starting to take control of this fight and Wlodarczyk is hurt. Gassiev lands a left uppercut followed by a left hook to Wlodarczyk’s ribs and Wlodarczyk is down and out!
Official result: Murat Gassiev defeats Krzysztof Wlodarczyk via KO, round 3, 1:57 to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title and advance to the World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Semifinals