The Cruiserweight division is full of exciting fighters that range from the highly skilled, such as Oleksandr Usyk and Tabiso Mchunu, to the crude but exciting warriors, such as Marco Huck and Denis Lebedev. It also boasts a man who can only be described as a monster puncher. That monster puncher is Dmitry Kudryashov. We suspected that Kudryashov would be tested when he took on former world champion Juan Carlos Gomez, instead however the Russian made alarmingly light work of his Cuban foe in a result that should have made the entire division on alert.
If you weren't convinced of Kudryashov's power before this bout you should be after watching it.
When a fighter strings together a lot of stoppages to begin their career you can jump to conclusions. Sometimes they run off KO's against weak opponents, because the opponents are weak. Sometimes however the power is legit and what they hit they hurt, whether it's the "scoring" area or not they just have thunder fists.
Recently we saw Dmitry Kudryashov given a bit of a test against the experienced and tough Giulian Ilie. We won't ruin the bout but this was expected to be a good test of Kudryashov's power given that Ilie had only suffered 1 previous defeat inside the distance, and that came to one of the division's biggest punchers and likely future world champion.
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