Vladimir Belujsky (10(7)-3(1) made it 2/2 in 2020 after defeating tough Nicaraguan Michael Mora (11(4)-48(14) in Alicante tonight, the Slovakian born Irishman impressed in a 6 round contest via unanimous decision.
A cagey first round was followed by nonstop action in the second stanza which seen both men hurt at stages and the constant pressure of Mora seemed to be frustrating the Mitchelstown light-heavyweight, but a calm and composed third round cemented his control on the fight as he cruised to victory.
After a setback last year losing a fight for the WBC Youth Title, Belujsky has bounced back well in the wildest of circumstances and years in boxing history.
Promoted by Conor Slater it looked like Vlad was stepping up on short notice to fight Matchroom prospect John Docherty last week on the undercard of Katie Taylor vs Miriam Gutierrez but fell through and Jack Cullen took the job and beat Docherty. Rubbing salt in the wounds of Belijsky who fancied the job.
Through the disappointment of the fight with Docherty falling through, Belujsky made no mistakes in Alicante and got the job done, a testament to his character and ability to bounce back.
A big 2021 looks set for Belujsky who under the guidance of Slater Sports Consultancy looks in line for some big fights next year.