Makabu stops Kudryashov
Ilunga Makabu (25-2, 24 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Dmitri Kudryashov (23-3, 23 KOs) in the main event of the boxing evening in Yekaterinburg, Russia. At the end of the fifth round when Kudryashov began to miss too much punches and did too little in response, the referee in the ring decided to stop the contest. The time was 2:36. According to the result of the battle Makabu received a vacant WBC silver cruiserweight belt.
Kudryashov was knocked down in the second round after a left hook to the jaw, while in this episode both fighters were hurt because of missed punches.