“THE VOLK” RAISING EYE BROWS ON BROADWAY BOXING
Moving down to the junior middleweight division, Ukrainian southpaw Ivan Golub (9-0, 7 KO’s) a 150½, co-promoted by @DiBellaEnt and @FightPromotions Inc., now living and training in Brooklyn, battled the experienced and crafty Kendal Mena, 150½, of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, in a scheduled eight-round affair finishing him off at 1:33 seconds of round 3 via TKO victory for Golub clearly a battle as Mena Using a stiff jab to set up his powerful straight left, Golub followed up one of his lefts with a right hook upstairs to wobble Mena at the bell ending round one. The right hook continued to be a key weapon for Golub, as that punch felled Mena in the final minute of the second round. Another right hook staggered Mena in round three and a follow-up straight left snapped his head back forcing the referee to jump in to stop the bout at the 1:54 mark. The fast-rising Golub is now 9-0 (7 KOs), while Mena saw his ledger dip to 20-3 (11 KOs). Golub amassed an astonishing record of 270-32 during his amateur career. He became a five-time Ukrainian National champion, won bronze medals at the Junior World Championships in 2006 and at the World Championships in 2009. He also participated in the World Series of Boxing, winning all five of his bouts.
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