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Lyubomyr ‘Rocky’ Pinchuk To Face Taylor Duerr in Detroit 10 Round Title Bout

By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent

Detroit, Michigan (April 29th, 2019)– In a stunning turn of events after the pullout of injured James Ballard, undefeated Detroit light heavyweight prospect Taylor ‘Machine Gun’ Duerr will face off in the 10 round main event for a major regional cruiserweight title on a Carlos Llinas International Promotions (CLIP) boxing card on Friday evening June 7, 2019, in a career do or die situation against the dangerous Ukrainian cruiserweight prospect they call ‘Demolition Man’, Lyubomyr ‘Rocky’ Pinchuk of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Seeing his photo in front of Philadelphia’s famed Rocky Balboa statue, the inspired Pinchuk, 10-1 with seven knockouts, has the best record of anybody Duerr has faced to date. Both Pinchuk and Duerr will be in a ten round bout for the first time. Pinchuk holds the American Boxing Federation Cruiserweight title issued, and had been scheduled to defend this title in Pittsburgh on July 13, 2019. There will be an as yet unannounced major higher level cruiserweight title at stake in the Carlos Llinas card, as Llinas has not yet announced the card details. Duerr, 9-0-1 with seven knockouts, is an even match with Pinchuk on paper in terms of record, size and ability.

Pinchuk fights between 188 and 205 pounds. Duerr fights between 182 and 199 pounds. Pin Duerr stopped Nicholas Lavin at Motor City Casino in Detroit this past February at a career-high 199 ½ pounds. Pinchuk fought his last bout, a third-round knockout of Anthony Trotter on April 5, 2019, in Morgantown, West Virginia, at 205 ½ pounds, and was still strong enough to knock out an opponent who outweighed him by more than 50 pounds. Legally, it is permissible at heavyweight for a boxer to outweigh another in most states. In Michigan, bouts have a seven pound range between fighters for a bout tot ake place.

With youth on their side, Taylor Duerr versus Lyubomyr Pinchuk will be a challenging matchup for both combatants. Each will present each other with what should evolve as a highly technical bout, which will involve the corner game plans, offense, defense, jabs, power shots, movement, ring generalship, speed, power, accuracy and ability. Both Duerr and Pinchuk have at least a solid six weeks training camp prepare for the latest Motor City Casino Detroit bout at Soundboard. Real Combat Media will post the Llinas card, previews, analysis and predictions as soon as promoter Carlos Llinas makes the complete card available. Like Rocky Balboa, ABF regional cruiserweight champion Pinchuk will be the decided underdog against Duerr in Duerr’s hometown of Detroit. Sometimes judges favor the champion in a close bout, other times the hometown favorite. The win usually goes to the fighter who works harder and wants it a little bit more. Both men have an even chance to win for that reason. Duerr will take Pinchuk to school, and provide him an education on what power punching means. However, Duerr’s future as a pro boxer is more appropriate at 175 pounds light heavyweight where he really belongs.

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Robert Brizel - Head Boxing Correspondent
Robert Brizel - Head Boxing Correspondent
Robert is the Head Boxing Correspondent for Real Combat Media Boxing since 2013. Robert is also a photographer and ringside reporter for the RCM Tri State region which includes NJ, NY and PA. Robert conducts exclusive interviews, provides historical boxing articles and provides editorial ringside coverage of major boxing events. You can contact or follow Robert on Facebook and by email at robertbrizel@realcombatmedia.com.