Rukundu improves to 9-0


Rukundu improves to 9-0

Late results from London

Press Release: Promoter Mickey Helliet and his Mayfair Sporting Club hosted an evening of fine dining and professional boxing at the Café Royal in London on February 1, 2007.  2004 Olympic quarter finalist Sam “Rocky” Rukundo (originally from Uganda)  took on tough Scotsman Stuart Green in a light welterweight contest over six rounds. Green, now 10-6, started the fight well, but from the second round Rukundo took over and Green absorbed a lot of punishment from Rocky’s rights and lefts. Still, Green kept moving forward without losing his spirit. After six entertaining rounds, Rukundo was awarded a clear points victory from scoring referee Jeff Hinds, who had it 60-55. Rukundo is now 9-0 with 4 KOs. 

Danish super featherweight prospect Kim Poulsen totally dismantled British-based Estonian Sergey Rozhakmens, now 1-9, with quick combinations to body and head before finishing the fight with a beautiful right hand. Rozhakmens went down face-first, and fell again when trying to get back on his feet. He finally managed to get up, but Hinds wisely waved the bout in the fifth round. Poulsen picks up his first pro KO and moves to 3-0.

Debutant Wayne Alwan was lucky to get the nod against seasoned journeyman Peter Dunn in the show-opener at middleweight. Referee Hinds scored it 60-54 for Alwan, but it looked much closer than that, with Dunn using all his experience to unsettle the Zimbabwe-born Alwan and press the action. Dunn’s record now reads 11-65-4, but he seldom gets stopped and always gives a good effort. At the Café Royal he might have even deserved the victory.