News | Jun 11 2016

Enzo Maccarinelli ends career after first round knockout defeat

An explosive finish prompts Enzo Maccarinelli to call it a day
Enzo Maccarinelli
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ENZO MACCARINELLI’S bid for the European cruiserweight title ended in 2-48 of the first round as Ukrainian Dmytro Kucher clinically struck him down.

Enzo had been controlling the round with his jab. But a stern left hook wobbled Maccarinelli badly. The Ukrainian followed it up a one-two-left hook combination each shot shuddering into the Welshman’s chin. Maccarinelli crumpled and hurt he just could not rise in time to beat the count.

Enzo is a former cruiserweight world champion and a former European title holder but this result marks the end of his career.