What A Show! Duerr and Pinchuk in Wild Battle 10 Round WBC Draw in Detroit
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Detroit, Michigan (June 9th, 2019)– In a ten round nonstop action toe-to-toe thriller which emerged as perhaps the best bout ever staged in the career of promoter Carlos Llinas and Carlos Llinas Promotions, in the main event of a ten-bout card at Sound Board Theater, MotorCity Casino, Detroit, Michigan, on June 6, 2019, rising prospects cruiserweights Taylor ‘Machine Gun’ Duerr and Lyubomyr ‘Demolition Man’ Pinchuk battled to a controversial draw for the World Boxing Council USNBC Cruiserweight title, and a possible top 15 worldwide WBC rating.
For all intents and purposes, the bout went off around 205 pounds heavyweight walking weight into the ring. The still undefeated Marlon Thomas trained Duerr, 9-0-2 with seven knockouts, Detroit, Michigan, used a game plan of landing pinpoint power shots to perfection to try to knock Pinchuk, now 10-1-2 with seven knockouts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by way of Lviv, Ukraine, out. Duerr had power, and was the stronger of the two combatants. Pinchuk, with over 300 amateur fights of experience in Europe, adhered to a much different game plan, though, using superior conditioning and three and four punch combinations to patiently and methodically break Duerr down. One judge saw it Pinchuk’s way.
Duerr sustained a broken nose, while Pinchuk sustained a nasty gash cut below the left eye. Duerr was caught throwing low blows three times, and was warned twice for them. Pinchuk was warned for hitting behind the head, but continued getting away with it at various times during the bout. Referee Frank Garza kept the bout under control, break clinches rapidly, and keeping the fighters engaged in this high stakes bout. By the end of the bout, Duerr looked somewhat gassed late in round 10, won by Pinchuk on the Real Combat Media scorecard, and perhaps could have been stopped if the bout had been scheduled for 12 rounds. Duerr would be wise to return to the 175 pound light heavyweight division where he belongs. In Pinchuk’s previous bout, Pinchuk fought at heavyweight and knocked out a heavyweight fighter who outweighed him by more than 50 pounds. Pinchuk, still scheduled to defend his ABF regional title in another 40 days, might have to postpone that bout as the gash below his left eye requires several months to heal.
Former Michigan Unarmed Combat Commissioner Wolfgang Mueller served as the WBC official for this bout. Boxers at ringside included Thomas ‘Hitman’ Hearns, Bronco McKart, and Lanardo Tyner.
Result: Taylor Duerr Draw 10 Lyubomyr Pinchuk, Cruiserweights
Scoring: 98-92 Pinchuk. 96-94 Duerr. 95-95 Draw.
For Vacant World Boxing Council USNBC Cruiserweight title
WBC Referee: Frank Garza. WBC Supervisor: Wolfgang Mueller
Duerr was warned twice for low blows. No point deductions.
Duerr’s mouthpiece came out twice, causing breaks in the action. No point deductions.
Sound Board Theatre Undercard Bout Results
Garrett Ross Win Split Decision 4 Andre Murray, Welterweights
Opening bout. Scoring: 39-37, 39-37 Ross. 39-37 Murray.
Curtis Head Win 4 Armonte Sumers, Heavyweights
Scoring: 40-36, 40-36, 39-37 Head. Surprise! 5’6 Head, 5-3, outboxes the 6’8” Somers, 1-1.
It was like Andy Ruiz outboxing Anthony Joshua, but Somers, the loser was more cautious.
Derick Miller (Pro Debut) TKO 1 Henry Wright, Cruiserweights (1:17)
Wright down three times in the first round for an automatic TKO. A mismatch.
Darryl Cunningham KO 3 Raul Casarez, Middleweights (0:54)
Casarez sustained a dislocated left knee getting knocked out on his back, could not get up.
Tydell Booker TKO 3 Dieuly Aristilde, Heavyweights (2:58)
Detroit heavyweight Booker gave Aristilde a cruel beating. Aristilde corner threw in towel.
Nicole Reinhart (Pro Debut) KO 1 Khadija Saunders, Female Lightweights (1:36)
Ouch! Debuting female Reinhart, who has power, knocked out the limited 0-5 Sanders.
Dennis Vance Jr. (Pro Debut) TKO 2 Scott Davis, Cruiserweights (0:45)
Debuting Dennis Vance Jr., age 27, ranked 15th among Michigan MMA light heavyweights.
Matt Price TKO 1 Charles Brown, heavyweights (1:15)
Rising 2-0 Michigan heavyweight Price worthy of better opposition. Brown down and out.
Frank ‘Ghost’ Martin Win 6 Larry Ventis, Junior Welterweights
Scoring: 60-54, 60-54, 59-55 for Martin. Preliminary bout to main event.
In an exciting life and death high level bout, both Martin (open gash bleeding on corner of left eye) and Ventis (bleeding from corner of left eye) went at it full blast. The bout was far closer than scoring indicated. In the center of the ring, on the ropes, and in clinches, both combatants engaged a nonstop wild slugfest which at times turned jab technical. Martin is now 9-0, Ventis 9-13-1. As this bout proved, records don’t mean anything, it only matters if the fighter can fight. Sure enough, Ventis could, and took Martin on a trip to bloody hell.