APB Match in Kyiv
Qatar’s Thulasi Tharumalingam won his APB match in Kyiv tonight
Qatar’s Thulasi Tharumalingam won his important APB bout in the Kyiv Sport Palace before the main contest of the K2 Promotions Boxing Gala which was held between Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk and Cuba’s Pedro Rodriguez.
The German-descent Qatari boxer was not the favourite of his APB match against Ukraine’s Vyacheslav Kyslytsyn who has been fighting for his national squad since 2002. The 30-year-old Ukrainian Light Welterweight class (64 kg) boxer had more than 250 fights during his career and had six APB matches as well.
Qatar’s No.1 Thulasi Tharumalingam won his opening APB bout against China’s Ding Tianlong in September and fought successfully also in the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships on home soil. The orthodox boxer was not enough shape in the opening round against Kyslytsyn who attacked from the first seconds and had a few good punches.
Tharumalingam changed his rhythm and his new strategy was more successful in the second three minutes when one of his strong punch knocked down his veteran Ukrainian opponent. Qatar’s new hero was confident in the third round and took the lead with his stronger and quicker punches in the middle part of their bout.
Kyslytsyn was not able to return to the bout and the 23-year-old Qatari Light Welterweight class (64 kg) boxer knocked down his European rival once again in the final round. Tharumalingam hand was raised after their one-sided bout who continued his winning path in the AIBA Pro Boxing.