Serhiy Fedchenko was victorious today in a stay-busy fight in Germany. (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Veteran junior welterweight Serhiy Fedchenko cruised through an eight-round decision win over outclassed Laszlo Fazekas today on the Klitschko vs Chisora undercard, winning 80-72 on each of the three judges' scorecards. Bad Left Hook also scored it 80-72 for Fedchenko.
Fedchenko (30-1, 13 KO) put his punches together nicely throughout the fight, which as it went along less and less resembled a competitive matchup and became more one-sided, as Fazekas (8-1-1, 6 KO) was busted up and bloodied, worn out over the 24 minutes of ring time that in the end, he endured more than anything else.
It's certainly not a big win for Fedchenko, a 30-year-old from Ukraine whose level of opposition is too often at this level, where he's clearly superior and isn't tested. His lone loss came via majority decision to Kaizer Mabuza in September 2009, and since then he's fought opponents routinely similar to Fazekas.
Fazekas came into this fight a completely untested prospect (if we're being kind enough to call him a true prospect) and though he was game early on, his will was broken over the course of the bout. Coming into this fight, Fazekas, from Hungary, had faced opponents with a combined record of 18-131-11, so he wasn't exactly being tested prior to this one.
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