#APB Spas Genov produces his Bulgarian best after success in Sofia

07 June 2015 News

APB-PROFILE-PICTURES-81-2000x1000-GENOV-1800x900Two world class AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) light heavyweight (81 kg) contests took place on Saturday in Sofia, Bulgaria as the weight class began its round of Cycle I Round 1 matches.

In the main event of the evening, Bulgaria’s own Spas Genov enjoyed a decisive points victory over 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medalist Kennedy St Pierre after an excellent performance.

Genov stopped six of his seven opponents during his stint in professional boxing, but his style has improved even further in APB as he now displays a wonderful full range of boxing ability to go along with his much vaunted power.

The Bulgarian star was cheered like a conquering hero when he made his way to the ring, and the adulation continued throughout the bout as he constantly pressured St Pierre with sharp shots and frequent combinations.

St Pierre is a rugged and tough competitor, but with the exception of impressing in rounds four and five, the Mauritian star could not find a successful way into the fight.

Genov stepped up the compression in the latter rounds of the fight, with his energy and stamina another decisive attribute.

After the completion of all eight rounds, Genov was named the winner by unanimous decision, and he will now meet Mathieu Bauderlique in Cycle I Round 2 after the French boxer surprisingly stopped Ireland’s Joseph Ward in Sofia.

It was a remarkable result as Ward looked comfortable and dominant in the first two rounds, with his jab working especially well.

Everything changed in round three however when Bauderlique began to find his best form, and a ferocious barrage of punches forced the referee to stop the contest in the next frame because a dazed Ward was unable to fight back.

Two more light heavyweight matches will take place in a fortnight in Guiyang China.

Match schedule:

  • Mathieu BAUDERLIQUE (FRA) TKO R4 vs Joseph WARD (IRL)
  • Kennedy ST PIERRE (MRI) vs Spas GENOV (BUL) W.P. (79:73/79:72/78:74)
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