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.
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).
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.