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first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:03Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Lewis, Moss, Owens, Urlacher highlight 8-person Hall class John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Dorticos started confidently trying to control the pace of the fight from the start. He performed some good jab work, while Gassiev also landed effective punches in the opening round.The Cuban continued to push the pace with the hard punches in the second but Gassiev replied positively landing some more solid shots of his own into his opponent’s body.Later on Dorticos continued peppering his rival with shots but his unvaried attacks made little headway as Gassiev defended stoutly responding with rare but hard and precise punches.After the eighth round Dorticos’ work rate noticeably slowed down and Gassiev stepped up the pressure, beginning to take control and show off his superior hand speed and precision.In the final round Gassiev looked in complete command sending Dorticos to the cavas twice before the referee stopped the bout with just 18 seconds remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 31-year-old previously unbeaten Dorticos — nicknamed “The KO Doctor” — has now dropped to 22-1 with 21 knockouts.“I’d like to thank everybody who supported me tonight. It’s a very important win for me in the very important unification bout,” Gassiev said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Dorticos is a great fighter, great champion, true hard-hitter and the real warrior. He never gives up.“It’s a cruiserweight division and I was under tough pressure throughout the bout. I was never sure I’m winning the bout before the very last moment.” Read Next MOST READ Next stop for Gassiev is the Muhammad Ali trophy in the cruiserweight division of the WBSS final in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in May. There he will face Ukraine’s Alexander Usyk, who beat Mairis Briedis of Latvia in the other WBSS semi-final. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises FILE – NEWARK, NJ – OCTOBER 21: Murat Gassiev takes on Krzysztof Wlodarczyk during their IBF Cruiserweight at Prudential Center on October 21, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFPRussia’s Murat Gassiev retained his IBF cruiserweight belt and grabbed the WBA cruiserweight title with a technical knockout of Cuban Yunier Dorticos in a unification bout in Russia’s resort city Sochi on Saturday.Gassiev, 24, the youngest member of the cruiserweight field of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) improved his record to 27-0 with 19 KO’s following the semi-final win in Sochi’s Bolshoy Ice Dome. ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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