A look ahead to Yunier Dorticos vs Dmitry Kudryashov in the World Boxing Super Series. Lets try to break it down and call it.
Date: September 23rd, 2017- Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas.
Titles on the line and records: WBA (regular) Champion Yunier Dorticos (21-0 20KO) vs Dmitry Kudryashov (21-1 21KO) (WBC Silver Champion)
Kudryashov, “The Russian Hammer,” has stopped every opponent he’s faced, often in brutal and pulverizing manners.
His one loss has since been avenged, stopping Olanrewaju Durodola in the fifth round June 3rd.
Kudryashov should technically still be undefeated as Durodola tested positive for performance enhancing drugs after their first matchup.
Dorticos, from Havana, Cuba also has a formidable record of knockout victories with only Columbian Edison Miranda able to hear the final bell and no competitor has yet to defeat him professionally.
Dorticos, despite his fearsome punching power, still maintains a traditional Cuban style of an elusive defense, great guard stance and hard counter punching.
Both fighters are capable of shattering an opponent instantly and this is a tricky one to predict on paper as the two men have nearly identical records.
Notwithstanding, when watching both fighters, Dorticos appears the more complete and balanced boxer. Also he is more experienced with big punchers.
Kudryashov shows skill and is learning more with every match, but his bouts start with him freezing cold and fighting very slow and sloppy until the middle rounds where fighters who have survived his raw power to that point, don’t survive much longer when his ring command truly sets in.
Dorticos will stay off the Hammer’s anvil, keep him on a strain and wear him down. Kudryashov will be a champion, just not yet.
Outcome: Dorticos, Round 11 Referee Technical Decision or Technical Knockout.