Chagaev gains 30th career win
Former WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev improved to 30-3 with his third straight victory in Oberhausen tonight after putting an out-of-depth Werner Kreiskott on the canvas three times on his way to a seventh round victory.
The 33 year-old, who has been linked to a clash with unbeaten Tyson Fury in November, had no trouble hurting the 18-loss Kreiskott from early on in the contest and with two knockdowns in the fifth, the writing was on the wall.
A heavy shot by southpaw Chagaev early in the seventh proved to be the finisher and the Uzbek can now move on to some tougher challenges as he seeks a fourth career world title shot.
Also on the card, Nadia Raoui successfully defended her WIBA flyweight title with a unanimous decision win over Sampson Buamas, whilst Maurico Reynoso and Patrick Dobroschi overcame their respective foes.