Undefeated heavyweight Arslanbek Makhmudov (16-0, 15 KOs) crushed journeyman Michael Wallisch (23-6, 16 KOs), stopping him within the first spherical of a scheduled ten spherical bout on Friday night time on the Centre Gervais Auto, Shawinigan in Quebec, Canada.
Exhibiting glorious kind along with his rabbit punching, Makhmudov, dropped Wallisch 3 times from punches to the again of the pinnacle.
The photographs had been fairly blatant, and it’s unclear why the referee Albert Padulo Jr didn’t step in to disqualify Makhmudov. Though he did take a degree off for the rabbit photographs, that didn’t cease him from persevering with to tee off with these punches.
The 33-year-old Makhmudov had Wallisch’s head in deep trouble from the primary rabbit punch knockdown within the spherical, and I don’t suppose the German heavyweight ever recovered from that shot.
After that knockdown, Makhmudov continued to tee off with photographs to the again of the pinnacle, leaving the German fighter in hassle with every punch.
Whereas some boxing followers on social media felt that Wallisch wasn’t exhibiting a lot ambition to need to be there, in the event you noticed the punches he was taking to the again of the pinnacle, it’s clear that he was getting whacked with critical photographs that he had no protection towards.
It’s possible that Wallisch nonetheless would have been destroyed within the first spherical even when Makhmudov was throwing no rabbit punches, however we’ll by no means know for sure.
Makhmudov is an efficient fighter, however he may have an issue if he doesn’t maintain it clear when he faces one of many high heavyweights. The referees that work the fights for the highest canines within the division may not so lenient with the blatant rabbit punching like the sort we noticed tonight.
In undercard motion, tremendous welterweight feminine Femke Hermans (14-4, 5 KOs) defeated Mary Spencer (7-1, 5 KOs) by a ten spherical unanimous determination. The decide’s scores had been 99-91, 97-93, and 96-94.
Middleweight fringe contender Steven Butler (32-3-1, 26 KOs) defeated Joshua Conley (17-5-1, 11 KOs) by a ten spherical unanimous determination. The scores had been 96-94, 97-93, and 99-91.
Unbeaten featherweight prospect Thomas Chabot (8-0, 7 KOs) had a harder time than anticipated in defeating Jonathan Carrillo Baranda (4-3-1, 0 KOs) by a six spherical unanimous determination.
Chabot was down two instances within the fifth. Beranda was down as soon as within the first. The scores had been 57-54, 56-55, and 56-55.
Undefeated middleweight prospect Alexandre Gaumont (6-0, 3 KOs) stopped journeyman Pablo Polanco Fernandez (9-12, 3 KOs) within the third spherical. Fernandez was down 3 times. The competition was halted at 1:45 within the third.
Light-weight Luis Santana (8-0, 2 KOs) beat Jonathan Uribe Hernandez (4-1-2, 1 KO) by a six spherical unanimous determination. The scores had been 60-54, 60-54, and 60-54.
Undefeated feminine tremendous featherweight Leila Beaudoin (8-0, 1 KO) defeated Valgerdur Gudstensdottir (5-4, 1 KO) by a six spherical unanimous determination. The judges scored it 60-54, 59-55, and 59-55.