By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside
Photos: Bob Newman
In the main event of a nine bout card Ramil Gadzhyiev of Odessa, Ukraine patiently wore down the more experienced Bruno Sandoval of Mexico over eight rounds to capture the WBC International Silver Super Middleweight title at the Sports Palace in Kyiv, Ukraine Tuesday night. The show was part of the 56th WBC convention which is taking place in the capital city.
Gadzhyiev looked the less experienced on paper, coming in with nine pro bouts under his belt to Sandoval’s twenty three. However, the highly decorated amateur career of Gadzhyiev made up for his pro deficit. Gadzhyiev matched Sandoval in confidence for sure as he stalked the crafty vet around the ring, trying not to fall into any traps. Sandoval had his moments landing some flashy counters and making Ramil miss, but the Ukrainian wasn’t deterred. After some back and forth rounds of give and take, Gadzhyiev finally floored Sandoval in round eight three times along the ropes, prompting referee Donovan Boucher to end matters at 1:57. Gadzhyiev improves to 8-1-1, 5 KOs, while Sandoval falls to 20-3-1, 16 KOs. Continue reading “Gadzhyiev defeats Sandoval in Kyiv”