EVENT REPORT & RESULTS
Date: Friday, 22nd September 2017
Promoter: Darren Casha (Vegas Fight Night)
Venue: MedAsia Playa, Sliema, Malta.
BIBA Chief Inspector/Supervisor:
Gianluca Di Caro
Dr Mark Xuereb
Chief Trauma Nurse:
Ambulance – Plus 4 Paramedics: Saint James Hospital, Malta
BOUT 1 – 6 x 3 Minute Heavyweight Contest
Billy Corito 11-3-0
Igor Pylypenko 5-33-2
Billy Corito 257lbs
Igor Pylypenko 221lbs
Technical Draw – Referee stopped the contest following doctor’s recommendation 2 minutes and 49 seconds of fourth round due to serious cuts over both of Billy Corito’s eyes sustained via head clashes.
Igor Pylypenko down in third, as well as had a point deducted for intentional foul (use of head) in the third round.
It should be noted that, besides receiving a point deduction for the clear intentional foul Mr. Pylypenko received various warnings due to actions such as attempted tripping of his opponent as well as following further clashes of head, which whilst deemed to be accidental, are suspected to have been intentional as each time occurred when referee Mr. Cardona’s view was obstructed by one of the boxers position.
Billy Corito 11-3-1 Igor Pylypenko 5-33-3
Additional Event Notes:
1. This was Boxing and Music Special event and besides the single professional bout there were three Exhibition contests
2. As usual, two competitors were randomly selected for drug testing, however Mr. Scott Dixon, who competed in one of the exhibition bouts, volunteered to be one of those tested. Both boxers tested negative.
3. One minute silence followed by Ten Bells salute in memory of legendary boxer Jake Lamotta, who passed away recently and also Polish American boxer and coach Piotr (Peter) Pozyczka who fought in Malta in the 1990s who passed away exactly one year to the day. Mr. Pozyczka’s daughter Victoria was a special guest at the event.