Troyanovsky drops, stops Cuenca in rematch

Eduard Troyanovsky remains undefeated following a second stoppage win in succession against Cesar Cuenca in Russia.

The tough 35 year-old was a hefty pre-fight favourite to defeat the Argentine and used his terrific uppercuts to gain the advantage through the first quarter of the fight. Troyanovsky’s dominance was topped by a knockdown in the fourth round as Cuenca once against struggled to deal with the IBF and IBO super lightweight champion’s power.

Although Cuenca rallied in the fifth, Troyanovsky repeated the feat in the sixth round to the delight of the Partizan crowd and was well in control before Cuenca was pulled out in the very next session. It may have taken one round more for Troyanovsky to get the job done but it was an all-round better performance from ‘The Eagle’ who moves on to 24-0 with what was his 21st career knockout.

Troyanovsky boasts an eye-catching 88% KO ratio as a pro and could now be in line for a massive unification with either Terence Crawford or Viktor Postol at the back end of 2016.

On the undercard, heavyweight Sergey Kuzmin improved to 7-0 with a second round victory over journeyman Konstantin Airich, whilst cruiserweight contender Maxim Maslov recorded an eighteenth career triumph by halting Walter Cabral in the fifth round of a scheduled eight.