Toe-to-Toe Tuesday returns to your television sets tonight with a bevy of unbeaten prospects at the helm. In the main event, former kickboxing standout Sergey Lipinets faces Levan Ghvamichava at super lightweight while Mario Barrios takes on Erick Daniel Martinez five pounds south.
Lipinets (8-0, 6 KO), twenty-six, has enjoyed a fairly smooth transition to boxing and looks like a fighter to watch at 140. He passed his biggest test to date last October with a decision over then-unbeaten Haskell Rhodes on Bounce. Ghvamichava (16-1-1, 12 KO), nicknamed "The Wolf" and approximately as hairy, has done some solid work on big-name undercards in the past couple of years.
The delightfully-named Barrios (14-0, 8 KO) has a slightly lesser task ahead of him in Martinez (11-4-1, 5 KO), who's lost four straight and been knocked out in his last two. UPDATE: Martinez missed weight twice. Fight's off.
Top prospect Sergiy Derevyanchenko will also be in action against Mike Guy in possibly the most asymmetrically-named fight of all time.
Sergey Lipinets def. Levan Ghvamichava by KO at 1:40 of Round Five
Mario Barrios vs. Erick Daniel Martinez' (CANCELLED)
Sergiy Derevyanchenko def. Mike Guy by TKO at 2:24 of Round Eight
Kevin Watts def. Michal Chudecki by TKO at 2:01 of Round Five
Sergey Lipinets vs. Levan Ghvamichava
Round one: Lipinets in maroon(ish) shorts, Ghvamichava in the black fur coat.
Tentative start to the fight, both sides jabbing. One minute in. Lipinets lands a clean jab. Lipnets to the body, Ghvamichava answers upstairs. Both land in the center. Overhand right by the Kazakh. Ghvamichava looking for variations on the 1-2. One minute to go. Ghvamichavato the body. Simultaneous body shots. Ghvamichava pressing forward a bit. Lipinets with a right downstairs. Uppercut by Lipinets. Close round. 10-9 Ghvamichava.
Round two: Solid jab from Ghvamichava. Lipinets connects with an overhand right and body shot. Lipinets with a bit more volume to start the round. Ghvamichava to the body in combination, eats an overhand left. One minute in. 1-2 from the Georgian. Left hook exchange. Left hook connects for Ghvamichava, then one to the body from Lipinets. Lipinets to the body, right cross by Ghvamichava. They exchange in the center. One minute to go. Swatting right and left hook from Ghvamichava. Ghvamichava to the body, 1-2 upstairs. They exchange once more. 10-9, 20-18 Ghvamichava.
Round three: Ghvamichava to the body. Lipinets working behind the jab. They trade uppercuts at close range. Left hook and right hands from Lipinets. Both land left hooks, Lipinets connects with an overhand right. One minute in. Nice exchange in the center, Lipinets to the body. Ghvamichava answers, Lipinets answers the answer. Again to the body. One minute to go. Lipinets moving well, defending well this round. Counter right by Ghvamichava and a hard body shot. Lipinets fires some hooks of his own. Nice exchange again inside. 10-9 Lipinets, 29-28 Ghvamichava.
Round four: Jabs to start the round. Right hands from both men. 1-2 by Lipinets.Lipinets goes to the body. One minute in. Lipinets winning the jab battle, eats a body shot. 1-2-3 from Ghvamichava. Again they trade in the center. Better second minute for Ghvamichava, 1-2 to the body. Lipinets with a right downstairs, gets countered on some big swings. One minute to go. Ghvamichava to the body. Once again. Good left hook by Ghvamichava as he takes a body shot. Overhand right from Lipinets, who's starting to come up short in these exchanges. 10-9, 39-37 Ghvamichava.
Round five: Ghvamichava to the body, uppercut exchange. Left hook lands for Lipinets. Uppercut through the guard. Right uppercut lands. One minute in. Both land stiff jabs in the center. Ghvamichava backs him to the ropes, but gets clipped by a right hand. He retreats, only to eat a murderous body shot that sends him to his knees in agony. He cannot beat the count.
Final result: Lipinets def. Ghvamichava by knockout
Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs. Mike Guy
Round one: Sergiy jabbing early. Guy trying to jab with him. One minute in. Sergiy to the body. Slow start to the fight. Guy puts some punches together. One minute to go. 1-2 by Guy. Guy to the body. Again, clinch. 1-2 lands. Sergiy continuing to just jab for the most part, eats body shots. 10-9 Guy.
Round two: Both en bouncing punches off each other's guards. Now Sergiy putting some combinations together, leading with the jab. One minute in. Double left hook from Guy. Guy more active in this second minute, eats a body shot. Clinch. 1-2 by Sergiy, then a body shot soon after. One minute to go. Nice body shot Guy flurries. Clinch. Sergiy goes downstairs and they trade left hooks. 10-9 Derevyanchenko, 19-19.
Round three: Sergiy still just jabbing as Guy opens up with punches. Now Sergiy advancing. Guy jabs the body, clinch. Good combinations by Sergiy, ending to the body. 1-2 lands. One minute in. Sergiy's finding his mark with combinations. Clinch. Right downstairs by Sergiy, then a series of body shots. One minute to go. Clinch. Sergiy continuing to advance, slipping a good portion of Guy's shots but not landing clean head shots. The body blows are there, though. Guy pursues and lands some flurries at the bell. 10-9, 29-28 Derevyanchenko.
Round four: Guy steps into the clinch. Guy flurries and eats a pair of counters in the process. Sergiy jabs to set up a body shot. 1-2-3 lands, lead hook afterwards. He backs him to the corner, lands a right downstairs, and gets clinched. One minute in. Sergiy picking up the pace once again. Counter right from Guy, 1-2 by Sergiy. Good exchange. Guy pops him with a right and gets clinched. One minute to go. Combination by Sergiy. 1-2 downstairs. Overhand right by Guy. Clinch. body shots by Sergiy before the bell. 10-9, 39-37 Derevyanchenko.
Round five: Sergiy's throwing crisper, tighter punches, but they're not having a great effect and he's taking blows from Guy. Sergiy gets him to the corner and goes to the body. One minute in. More body shots from Sergiy. 1-2-3 from Guy. Sergiy backing him up with the jab and sneaks a right around the guard. clinch, left on the exit. Sergiy goes high-low. Hard combinations from Sergiy, ripping to the body. One minute to go. They trade rights to the body. Guy sneaks in an uppercut and ties up. Exchange in center ring. Sergiy ends the round with a combo. 10-9, 49-36 Derevyanchenko.
Round six: Sergiy chipping away with tight combinations. Solid body blows from The Technician. Clinch. One minute in. Guy not throwing nearly as much at this point, but still game. The jabs continue to pile up for Sergiy. Body shots. There's nothing dramatic or fight-ending yet but Sergiy is in control. One minute to go. Right downstairs and a stiff jab, followed by another body shot. Body shot gets Guy's attention and Sergiy's unloading on him. Guy clinches. Sergiy takes his foot off the gas in the last few seconds. 10-9, 59-55 Derevyanchenko.
Round seven: The jabs resume immediately. Hard right hand stings Guy and Sergiy doesn't look like he wants to let this opportunity slip away. He chases and Guy clinches. Guy with a three-piece combo. One minute in. Sergiy to the body. Again. Lead hook on the ropes. 1-2 by Sergiy, combo from Guy. 1-2 lands for Guy. One minute to go. Long series of punches to the head by Sergiy. Guy with a right downstairs. Sergiy with a combo on the ropes. clinch before the bell. 10-9, 69-64 Derevyanchenko.
Round eight: Derevyanchenko really should be looking better than this. Guy swinging with desperation while Sergiy continues his patient advance. Hard body shots, uppercuts from Sergiy. One minute in. More combinations from Sergiy. Left uppercut knocks Guy back. BIG right hand and Guy goes down for the first time. Sergiy in pursuit when he stands. Vicious liver shot sends Guy to the canvas and he doesn't look like he wants to get up. He does, somehow. One minute to go. Sergiy lands a few more solid punches and the ref steps in.
Final result: Derevyanchenko def. Guy by TKO
Kevin Watts vs. Michal Chudecki
Round one: Chudecki looking for the left to the body, eats a left hook. Lead right by Watts. Chudecki to the body, clinch. Clinch. One minute in. Watts to the body, Chudecki answers. Lead left. 2-1 by Watts. One minute to go. Both go to the body. They trade power hands and clinch. Again they trade body blows and Chudecki lands a left at the bell. 10-10.
Round two: Really not much happening so far in this fight. Chudecki whiffs on a left hand and they trade body shots. One minute in. Good close-range exchange. Chudecki forces him to the corner and they clinch. Lead lefts by the Pole. To the body. Watts with a right downstairs. One minute to go. Overhand left by Chudecki. They trade in the center. Chudecki to the body, clinch. Lead left. Clinch. 10-9, 20-19 Chudecki.
Round three: Overhand right from Watts, Chudecki whiffs on the return and gets hit by a left hook. Chudecki to the body, can't corner him. Glancing left connects, then one to the body. Watts to the body. One minute to go. Lead right by Watts, then a good 3-2 that connects. 2-3 from Watts. One minute to go. Chudecki presses forward and lands a left in the corner, then another. Clinch. Watts with a right downstairs. 10-9 Watts, 29-29.
Round four: Straight left lands for Chudecki half a minute in. More aggression from the Pole, mostly one-handed. More left hands, then some infighting. One minute in. Solid left hook and right hand by Watts. Another left hook lands clean. Chudecki comes back with a straight. Watts to the body in the corner. Left hook from Watts and Chudecki gets tripped up, no knockdown. One minute to go. Left by Chudecki. Clinch. Chudecki tries to swing on the ropes and gets clinched. 10-9, 39-38 Watts.
Round five: Watts reaches with some rights downstairs and avoids an overhand left. Watts seems to have settled in. Hard exchange and Watts clobbers Chudecki with a combination on the ropes that sends him down hard. Watts swinging big on the restart and connects with a big left hook. Watts blasting Chudecki with big shots while the Pole backs desperately away. More hooks and clubbing rights. The ref finally steps in when Chudecki, still conscious, fails to fight back sufficiently.
Final result: Watts def. Chudecki by TKO