2003-03-01 Jean-Marc Mormeck w rsc 8 Alexander Gurov, Thomas & Mack Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA

From Barry Hugman's History of Championship Boxing
Jump to: navigation, search

2003-03-01 Jean-Marc Mormeck w rsc 8 Alexander Gurov, Thomas & Mack Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA. Referee: Kenny Bayless. Fighting in America for the first time Mormeck (187½) made a slow start as his southpaw challenger got his jab going, and it was not until he began working the body that he found success. In what was an exciting fight, when Mormeck picked up the pace in the sixth, landing several solid punches to the head, by the seventh Gurov (188½) was visibly weakening as he was hit with increasing regularity. Given a standing count at the end of the seventh, having been hurt by lefts and rights to the head and sagging on the ropes, Gurov was stopped after just 32 seconds of the eighth following a steady battering from both hands. At the finish two of the judges had Gurov two points ahead.