Mahammadrasul Majidov knocked Sahret Delgado mindless Friday nighttime, but he immediately tried to support his hurt opponent as soon as their heavyweight battle ended.
The previously undefeated Delgado regarded just about out on his ft when referee Samuel Burgos stepped between them to stop their scheduled eight-rounder 47 seconds into the third round in Hollywood, Florida. Majidov, of Baku, Azerbajan, without delay helped a disoriented Delgado onto his stool, to be sure his opponent become adequate.
The 34-year-ancient Majidov, a 2012 Olympic bronze medalist, improved to three-0 and recorded his third knockout as a pro on the Daniel Jacobs-Gabe Rosado undercard at Seminole hard Rock inn & casino.
Delgado, a native Puerto Rican who resides in Berlin, New Jersey, lost for the first time as a professional (eight-1, 7 KOs). The 26-yr-historic Delgado developed his in the past unblemished listing against a low stage of opposition, though.
Delgado got here out firing to birth the third circular, but Majidov wobbled him with a left hook about early in that circular. Majidov jumped on a staggered Delgado and finished him quickly thereafter.
Majidov and Delgado traded challenging left hooks with simply over two minutes to go in the second round. Delgado, bleeding from his nose, had his head snapped back by Majidov’s jab with about 1:20 closing in the 2d circular.
Majidov worked neatly off his jab all the way through the primary circular. He hurt Delgado with a right hand late in the first round and rapidly followed up with a left-appropriate combination.
When Majidov tried to conclude his prone opponent, despite the fact, Delgado fired returned a tough, left hook that made Majidov again off.
Keith Idec is a senior author/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.