Richard Baraynyi won the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Light Heavyweight title in spectacular fashion on Sunday night, June 14, when he scored a brutal knockout of fellow Hungarian Zsolt Dudas at the Hotel Aquincum in Budapest.
Baranyi showed from the start that he was the better schooled boxer, but Dudas was determined and tried his best to make his mark by being the aggressor. However, Baranyi was very effective in countering the wild attacks from Dudas, winning the first two rounds on two of the judges cards.
In round three Baranyi landed with some hard shots as Dudas came forward, and clearly hurt his man. Sensing it instantly Baranyi switched to attack-mode and finished the fight with a huge right hand. Dudas hit the deck so hard that referee Bela Florian didn’t bother to count, instead calling for the doctor to attend to Dudas.
Dudas quickly regained his senses, and could congratulate the new champion with his victory. Time of stoppage was 2:12 of round three.
The new WBF International Champion improved his professional record to 12-1 (10), while Dudas lost for the first time in the paid ranks and drops to 7-1 (2). At only 24-years of age, and with significant power in his fists, Baranyi showed potential to go far.
Televised in Hungary by FIX TV, Baranyi vs. Dudas was the main event of a show promoted by Profibox-Promotion, and was preceded by a stacked undercard that included three Hungarian national title fights.