The Russian, fighting for her first real world title set the pace from the off with a busy offensive style that forced the Kenyan into a defensive shell.
With Kulkakova's offensive style it really gave the Kenyan very few chances to launch attacks, she seems to be bombarded from every direction by a torrent of punches from a fighting wanting to prove a point. To make things worse for the Kenyan, every assault of the Russian drew cheers from the crowd who seemed grow in confidence every time the crowd cheered.
It was difficult to give Waguthii any of the first 9 rounds, she may have claimed one but then again there was no guarantee she even managed that.
Despite being in a huge hole Waguthii did manage to show some fight in the final round cutting the Russian late in the fight with a hard, solid punch. Fortunately for Kulkakova she managed to see out the trouble and was the clear winner in the eyes of the judges taking a unanimous decision. Although the cards weren't read out it was a very comfortable decision.
Although Kulkakova claimed the interim title it's very, very unlikely that she will be fighting for the regular title, held by the very good Argentinian Monica Silvina Acosta. The fight is winnable for Kulkakova but she'd likely have to travel to Argentina for the bout and this would be very unlikely given Kulkakova's win here.