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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Igor Lazarev Stays Undefeated

Igor Lazarev scored a knockout in his third professional boxing match. Lazarev beat Aliaksei Pashkouski, a 23 year old from Belarus, by way of second round stoppage at Ministerium in Odessa, Ukraine on Sunday.

The 33 year old lightweight thwacked the body early and often in the first. Lazarev's body attack forced Pashkouski's gloves to stay at home for much of the opening round. A left squeezed through the gloves and busted the Minsk native's nose in the second. That was enough to convince referee Shlomo Niyazov and Pashkouski's corner that the fight should be stopped. Lazarev is now 3-0 with two KOs while Pashkouski is 0-9-1 and had been stopped five times.

Lazarev was born in Russia and fights out of Ashdod, Israel. His first two fights took place in Moldova. He beat Mihai Hachi, who was 2-0 at the time, on May 25, 2018. Seven months later, he stopped Gheorgi Croiter in the third round by pressuring, switching stances, and punching constantly. A left hook to the body all but sealed the deal in that fight.

Tony Milch, a fellow Jewish boxer out of England, works with Lazarev and was in Ukraine for the fight.

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