Brave Buglioni comes up short against clinical Chudinov
Frank Buglioni put in a brave effort against Russian machine Fedor Chudinov, but came up short in his WBA World Super-Middleweight title challenge as he lost a unanimous decision.
It was a bright opening round for Buglioni as he let his hands go early, landing with some slick combinations and showing Chudinov that he was no pushover. The Russian world champion landed with a few right hands of his own to keep Buglioni honest, however, landing with razor sharp accuracy.
The 13-0 Russian started to take control from the second onwards, planting his feet and smashing through the defences of Buglioni with his pinpoint accurate right hand. Chudinov showed why he's an unbeaten world champion with a terrific economy of punching, throwing only when pockets of opportunity presented and frustrating Buglioni with his ring generalship.
Controversy reigned at the end of the sixth round as Buglioni dropped his man after the bell with a thunderous right hand and was deducted two points by referee Terry O'Connor. It seemed that the Enfield star hadn't heard the bell in the powder keg atmosphere, but the loss of two points put him a distance behind on the cards.
The hometown hero bounded out for the seventh a man possessed, knowing with two points dropped that he likely needed the stoppage. He had the SSE Arena crowd on their feet as he caught Chudinov flush, seeking the stoppage, but tired as the round progressed, allowing the Russian to recover and pick off some nice shots of his own.
The eighth round was a thriller as both men stood toe-to-toe and traded right up until the bell, Buglioni showing bundles of heart and determination against the clinical and accurate Chudinov.
Buglioni was forced to dig deep in the ninth, tenth and eleventh. The defending champion caught him hard to the body in round nine as he looked relentlessly fresh.
The challenger entered the final round knowing that only a KO would do, and he showed tremendous heart and courage to trade with Chudinov right up to the final bell, but unfortunately he came up short.
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The 26-year-old currently possesses a 17-1-1 record and won the vacant WBA International title as he took a TKO against Fernando Castaneda on the night he had been due to face Chudinov.
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