Moscow, Russia – Former novice standout Bakhodur Usmonov of Tajikistan made a frenetic pro debut in a FOTY-like slugfest with undefeated and determined light-weight Vildan Minasov (4-1, 3 KOs).
Being dropped tough in the first, the Tajik fighter showed enormous character to show returned the tide and took a majority resolution in a six-rounder. No ratings had been introduced but BoxingScene had it fifty seven-56 – for Usmonov, marking one circular even.
Former Asian beginner champion Usmonov, met his healthy in a hard-nosed Miass native, who immediately began to walk the Tajik down. Usmonov, a pro amateur, didn’t adapt brief ample and paid an expensive price with the aid of being dropped hard with a right pass on the end of the primary.
with his nostril bleeding, Usmonov was below heavy hearth in the second round but stood his ground, exchanging difficult combos with Minasov. This circular was pretty much as good because it receives but the next one turned into plenty-much more desirable. The third stanza should still be rated as arguably the finest round of 2020 in Russia and somewhat possibly as a powerful candidate for the round of the 12 months award worldwide. both fighter simply cannot cease supplying heavy blows from all feasible instructions but Usmonov, despite bleeding and huge punishment, found something internal him to modify to his opponent. Minasov developed a cut over his left eye in process.
circular 4 become additionally high-octane nonetheless it changed into marred for Minasov as he become deducted a point by referee Yuri Koptsev for normally spitting out his mouthpiece. both boxers fought to the core within the fifth but Usmonov changed into in reality taking over along with his physique blows and quick mixtures. in the sixth the fight became going simplest Bakhodur’s way. Usmonov landed a couple of hard pictures but didn’t drop Minasov.
Undefeated Cuban cruiserweight expatriate Lenar Perez scored a come-from-in the back of stoppage of Igor Vilchitskiy (4-2, 1 KOs) at 2:06 of the fourth round. Perez, 22, disillusioned within the opening circular, consistently lacking and being tagged cleanly with the aid of his opponent. Vilchitskiy took a majority of blows on his high safeguard, ducked beneath the sluggish however heavy punches of Perez and landed his uppercut in return.
by the third Perez had a blood mask on his face, was gassing out and – to make things even worse – he changed into deducted some extent with the aid of the referee for spitting out his mouthpiece three times in a row.
As he was on the verge of being soundly upset, Perez took all his will and made one last surge within the sixth. Vilchitskiy ate some difficult blows and went into survival mode. ultimately, Perez found a room for a really huge left hook to the liver, and down went Vilchitskiy for the count. Perez improves to 9-0, 9 KOs, however still is awfully lots a work in progress.
mild welterweight Georgia-born Armenian Avak Uzlyan (5-0, 2 KOs) seemed strong but could not cease no-hoper Vladislav Stepanov (0-4-1) inside scheduled six rounds.
Towering southpaw welterweight Alexander Tibilov (9-0, 6 KOs) turned into invariably stronger than late sub Alexey Tukhtarov (four-16-three, 3 KOs) however did not cease his durable opponent.
In a battle of two undefeated Siberian welterweights, Tikhon Netesov turned into the aggressor nonetheless it failed to support him against slightly much less effective however extra subtle Dmitry Kulakov (3-0-1, 1 KO), who scored a unanimous choice over six rounds. Netesov is now 4-1, 2 KOs.