Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 12/27/14
Friday night at the Ameristar Casino Resort and Spa in St. Charles, MO, world-rated lightweight contender Ivan Redkach improved his record to a perfect 17-0, 13KO's, with an ugly 10-round unanimous decision over former title challenger Sergey Gulyakevich (41-3, 17KO's). Redkach, who is widely considered to be one of the most promising young fighters in all of boxing, was forced to go the distance for the second consecutive bout as Gulyakevich seemed to be more content on holding and tying Redkach up rather than looking to engage. The southpaw Redkach pressed the action throughout and scored with hard body shots in the early going, which visibly bothered Gulyakevich. Redkach suffered a right elbow contusion in the third frame, which limited him being able to throw his right hand, and later in the fight, he hurt his left hand. Redkach fought through both injuries and the excessive holding by Gulyakevich to ultimately win the 10-round unanimous decision with scores of 100-90, 99-91, an...
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