Sennen "Cuban Link" Pink captured the world heavyweight title with a sensational first round knockout over defending champion, and heavy favourite, Aleksander Alexeev.
Pink therefore becomes the 6th heavyweight from Krumbsnatcher to lift the title and the manner in which he achieved it stunned fight fans the world over. Prior to the fight Pink had suggested he would knock Alexeev out but nobody could have envisaged it would be so easy. In fact, most observers felt that the fight would go the distance and had tipped Alexeev to retain his title.
Opting to plant his feet, Cuban Link met the oncoming Alexeev with hard shots, taking heavy blows himself in the process. The finish was as sudden as it was unexpected. A monster left hand caught Alexeev flush and the defending champion hit the canvas with such force it was obvious he wasn't going to get up, the ten count being nothing more than a formality. In fact Alexeev didn't even stir. He was out cold.
Cuban Link said, "I knew he would come at me, I knew he wasn't gonna throw pitty pat shots or try to box me. He wanted the KO but I lined him up for the perfect left hand -BOOM - there it is, GOODNIGHT SUNSHINE!! I've got a decision to make on my first defence, I'm looking at Evander, Larry, Kinto, Corrie Benson...there are a lotta great fighters out there but I'm gonna fight, and beat, all of them. I did this for Krumbsnatcher!"
Former champion Dipsy "Lipstick" Gawn was ecstatic for his gym mate. "Sennen lost the first fight (by close decison) because he respected Alexeev's power too much. We did a lotta sparring in the build up to this rematch and I told Sennen that he could definitely knock Alexeev out. In fact, I even told Alexeev himself that Sennen actually hits harder than I do...and you gotta remember that I knocked Alexeev out myself a while back. I'm poud of the kid, he's a great fighter and I think he could reign for some time. Like he admitted himself though...there are a lot of top heavyweights around at the minute..."