Enzo Maccarinelli looks to become a two-time European cruiserweight champion this afternoon at London's York Hall, as he faces Ukraine’s Dmytro Kucher for the vacant belt. Live coverage for the card begins at 2 p.m. ET on BoxNation in the United Kingdom, and we'll have live round by round coverage for the main event.
Maccarinelli (41-7, 33 KO) last fought in December, knocking out Roy Jones Jr in Moscow, and has won three straight since returning to the cruiserweight division after a stint at light heavyweight, which ended with a loss to Juergen Braehmer in 2014.
Kucher (23-1-1, 17 KO) is a durable fighter who has never been stopped, and has plenty enough power to be a danger to the chinny Maccarinelli. His lone loss came to Junior Makabu via majority decision in 2013. In his last fight, he went to a questionable draw in Belgium against home fighter Bilal Laggoune last October.
The rest of the card is filler, featuring a bunch of prospects in what should be easy fights. For more on Maccarinelli-Kucher, however, check out our full preview.
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Dmytro Kucher def. Enzo Maccarinelli by TKO (2:48 of round 1)
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ROUND BY ROUND
ENZO MACCARINELLI vs DMYTRO KUCHER
Round 1: Maccarinelli jabbing on the outside, Kucher joins him in poking some jabs out and feeling out the round. Maccarinelli looking to the body a bit here and there. Double jab from Enzo. Enzo throws an uppercut, misses, and is drilled with a left hook that rattles him badly. Kucher follows up, Enzo is down, and this fight is OVER! Kucher TKO-1