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Despite suffering knockdown, Ivan Baranchyk earns landslide win

Photo by: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime

Ivan Baranchyk faced adversity for the first time as a pro Saturday night but was able to grind out a convincing victory.

The undefeated Baranchyk survived a knockdown to win a 10-round unanimous decision over Wilberth Lopez on Saturday night at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.

Baranchyk, originally from Amursk, Russia and currently residing in Brooklyn, New York, improves to 13-0 (10 knockouts). Lopez drops to 15-7 (10 KOs).

Lopez had the three-inch height advantage but Baranchyk was the aggressor throughout most of the fight. The 23-year-old Baranchyk was dropped in round four by Lopez but dominated the second half of the fight as he put Lopez on the defensive.

Scores were 98-91 twice and 97-92 in favor of Baranchyk, who normally campaigns as a junior welterweight but weighed 145 pounds at Friday’s weigh-in.

Heavyweight Trey Lippe Morrison (13-0, 13 KOs), who resides in nearby Vinita, overwhelmed Ty Cobb (19-8, 11 KOs) before stopping him at 2:10 of the second round. Lippe is the son of the late former heavyweight titleholder Tommy Morrison.

Junior lightweight contender Billel Dib (21-1, 10 KOs) of Australia, the younger brother of former featherweight world titleholder Billy Dib, won a hard-fought eight-round unanimous decision over Carlos Padilla (16-5-1, 10 KOs).

Scores were 78-74 twice and 77-75 for Dib, who is ranked No. 5 by the WBO.

Junior middleweight Dillon Cook (18-1, 7 KOs) won an eight-round unanimous decision over Juan Jesus Rivera (28-16, 18 KOs). Scores were 79-73 twice and 78-74 for Cook.



Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing.



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