Kashtanov retains interim WBA title
Stanyslav Kashtanov of Ukraine knocked out Jaime Barboza of
Costa Rica in the 10th round Saturday to retain his interim WBA
super middleweight belt in front of a hometown crowd.
Barboza fell to the canvas following a stunning right hook and
had to remove his mouth guard to spit blood as the referee reached
the 10 count 2 minutes, 40 seconds into the 10th.
Kashtanov improved to 31-1 with 17 knockouts. Barboza fell to
18-8 with 8 KOs.
Kashtanov took the title in November last year by beating Server
Yemurlayev of Ukraine by unanimous decision, and this was his first
The 29-year-old Ukrainian first knocked the 35-year-old Barboza
to the canvas with a series of body blows near the end of the