Undisputed Champ Defends Title in Hometown

Issue 6, October 2008.

Lviv’s world WBA Lightweight champ Andrey Kotelnik defended his title on September 13 in front of a raucous home crowd at the Ukraine Sports Palace. The great and the good of Lviv society came out in force for what was one of the sporting highlights of the annual calendar and they were not to be disappointed as Kotelnik defeated Japanese contender Norio Kimura in a unanimous points decision. Lviv hero Kotelnik boxes out of Germany with the Universum Box Promotion and this was something of triumphant homecoming which allowed the city’s leading citizens to pay homage to their knock-out star.