In a shocker of kinds, rising prospect Ali Izmaylov introduced his arrival at the higher tier of the cruiserweight hierarchy with a dominating ninth circular stoppage of the area-rated contender Ruslan Fayfer. The scheduled ten-rounder topped a different installment of the KOld Wars series in Minsk, Belarus, produced with the aid of Al Siesta of Siesta Boxing in association with the precise health club and different companions.
Izmaylov, 27, had just four wins, coming in, but they included selections over challenging opponents in former two-time world title challenger Dmitry Sukhotskiy and once-defeated ex-prospect Sergey Ekimov.
WBO #6 and WBC #8 Fayfer, 29, even so, became coming off his first career stoppage loss – to Alexey Papin in the WBC cruiserweight removal in August, a battle he turned into handily winning unless being knocked out through a fighter with advanced punching energy.
Izmaylov, a native of Malgobek, Ingushetia, proved he had advanced energy over Fayfer too. After the self belief-constructing opening circular, Izmaylov started to land clear punches in the 2d. He infrequently used jabs however he became strong in countering with his higher hand as well as landing his cash shot – a left hook to the chin. a type of had Fayfer reeling on the conclusion of the circular, and down went Ruslan, but it changed into ruled a push by way of referee Vladimir Kovalenia.
As quickly as Fayfer started to box as a substitute of toe-to-toe exchanges, issues bought brighter for him in rounds three and four. Izmaylov failed to land solely, even though when he did Fayfer felt it through his entire physique. Izmaylov bought again to fundamentals and commenced to impose his will once more in round 5. He changed into doing it out of the backfoot, without problems slipping Fayfer’s punches and touchdown solid punches in return. each warring parties had been excited sufficient to proceed punching after the cease command.
The seventh round became large for the Ingush fighter, who landed at will, rocking Fayfer time and again, basically completely along with his right hand. Fayfer become very resilient in staying on his ft however has hardly ever finished anything else aside from that. Izmaylov, in spite of this, took the eighth round off. within the ninth he continued his assaults, at last having him in big trouble late in the round and finally prompting the referee to store wobbly Fayfer from more punishment with a couple of seconds left within the stanza.
With the win, Izmaylov improves his checklist to 5-0, 3 KOs. Former Russian heavyweight titlist Fayfer drops down to 25-3, sixteen KOs, and in fact needs a while to re-community.
In a different upset, this time a minor one, undefeated British lightweight prospect Sean Fennell (7-1, 1 KO) bumped into Belarussian journeyman Nadir Bakshiev (6-eleven-3) best to lose a close unanimous determination over six rounds. Bakshiev used his professional event towards quite a few favorites and converted into some an awful lot obligatory adage over an unpolished younger fighter.
also, heavyweight Petr Romankevich (2-0, 2 KOs) stopped Iranian debutant Seyedmehdi Hosseyni (0-1) internal a circular.