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Cesar Cuenca “Jinxed” at 48-0 in Russia Losing to Eduard Troyanovsky!
By Ken Hissner, Dog House Boxing (Nov 5, 2015)

Cesar Rene Cuenca
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How many boxers have gone to 48-0 before losing? Within a week of one another Paul “Pittsburgh Kid” Spadafora at 48-0-1, lost on November 30th and Chris John 48-0-3 of Indonesia, lost on December 6th of 2013. Who could forget Larry “Easton Assassin” Holmes at 48-0 losing to Michael Spinks “Jinx” and has been blaming Rocky Marciano ever since!

At the Basket-Hall Arena, in Kazan, Russia it was a controversial ending as IBF and IBO super lightweight champion Cesar Rene Cuenca’s, 48-1, of Argentina, lost for the first time as his corner felt that an elbow to the head caused their fighter to quit against Russia’s Eduard Troyanovsky, 23-0, in the sixth round with referee David Fields ruling it by stoppage when the champion could not continue. It was Cuenca’s first defense. Don’t be surprised if this goes to the IBF and is reversed to a no contest!

Another upset on the card was Dmitry “Russian Hammer” Kudryashov, 18-1, had his 18 knockout streak ended by Olanrewaju “God’s Power” Durodola, 22-2, of Abuja, Nigeria, in the second round in a vacant WBC Silver cruiserweight title bout. Former WBO cruiserweight champion Ola Afolabi, 22-4-4, won the IBO title from Rakhim Chakhkiev, 24-2, with a fifth round knockout. WBC Silver heavyweight champion Alexander “Russian Vityaz” Povetkin, 30-1, of Russia, stopped Poland’s Mariusz Wach, 31-3 in the twelfth and final round.

This should open the doors for Povetkin to fight WBC champion Deontay Wilder. WBA World cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev, 28-2, retaining his title stopping Lateef “Power” Kayode, 21-1, of Lagos, Nigeria, now out of Hollywood, CA, in the eighth round after scoring 3 knockdowns.

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