Heavy contenders Kabayel, Schwarz victorious

Unbeaten European heavyweight champion Agit Kabayel (19-0, 13 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Andriy Rudenko (32-4, 20 KOs) on Saturday night topping a card billed as “Night of the Young Heavyweights” at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany.

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Rudenko got off to an aggressive start, but Kabayel’s pressure started to pay dividends as Rudenko ran out of steam. Kabayel dropped Rudenko with a body shot in round six and went on to win by scores of 116-111, 117-110, 119-108. Kabayel is rated IBF #3, WBC #8 and WBO #9.

WBO #2 heavyweight Tom Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs) scored an impressive second round KO against Kristijan Krstacic (17-2, 14 KOs).

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After a slow-paced first round, Schwarz dropped Krstacic in round two with a huge right hand to the head. Schwarz then unloaded on Krstacic, dropping him two more times. Krstacic was counted out at 2:55.

In all, six of the eight bouts on the card were heavyweight affairs.

Highly touted heavyweight prospect Peter Kadiru (1-0) was forced to go the distance by Artur Kubiak (1-1) over six one-sided rounds in his pro debut. Scored 60-54 across the board.

Heavyweight Hussein Muhammed (10-0, 9 KOs) stopped Alex Mazikin (14-14-2, 4 KOs) in four.

Heavyweight Erik Pfeifer (4-0, 3 KOs) halted Angelo Rizzo (5-1-1, 3 KOs) in the first round.

Heavyweight Danilo Milacic (6-0, 3 KOs) kayoed Zheko Zhekov (12-5-1, 2 KOs) in two.

In non-heavyweight action, WBO #11 light heavyweight Adam Deines (17-0-1, 8 KOs) took down Zoltan Sera (32-18-1, 22 KOs) in two rounds and super welterweight Mohammed Rabii (9-0, 5 KOs) outpointed 42-year-old veteran Rafael Jackiewicz (50-22-2, 22 KOs) over eight 80-72 3x.

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