Grozny – WBO #4 and IBF #10 rated tremendous middleweight Aslambek Idigov (21-0, 7 KOs) retained his WBO European 168lb title and his professional file intact with a really hard-fought unanimous determination towards fellow countryman Sergey Gorokhov (11-4-2, 7 KOs). The bout served as the principle occasion of an enormous evening of boxing in Grozny, the Chechen Republic, Russia, billed because the “Time of legends – VII”. The Chechen president and chief Ramzan Kadyrov was watching the whole card and giving tricks to the boxers of the Akhmat Struggle Membership.
Idigov, 25, was as relentless as ever, making an attempt to pressurize his opponent from the opening bell. The stocky, muscular Chechen lacks dynamite in his punches however his stress and stalking is sort of unavoidable. Gorokhov, 31, who was one combat faraway from a street stoppage of the 27-0 Serbian Marko Nikolic, did not attempt to keep away from the unavoidable however reasonably anticipated to commerce punches with the native favourite. His was slower than Idigov, and his punches have been heavy but in addition sluggish. But he usually discovered room for his sneaky proper uppercut and occasional left hooks. Although, Idigov landed many extra punches, Gorokhov’s blows regarded very telling, and one can argue they introduced extra harm with them.
Idigov’s stress began to useless after the midpoint, whereas Gorokhov was nonetheless recent. One of many causes was that Aslambek focused on the head-hunting, whereas uncommon physique assaults proved to be a harder process for the Russian boxer. Sensing his personal fuel tank was emptying, Idigov modifications techniques by throwing much less and transferring backwards extra in rounds seven and eight. These have been huge Gorokhov’s rounds. Idigov caught the second wind within the ninth and continued punching to beat Gorokhov’s powerful resistance. Each fighters threw all however a kitchen sink at each other within the tenth, and Gorokhov may very well be only a notch higher in that stanza.
After ten rounds, scores have been 97-93, 96-94 and 96-94 – for Aslambek Idigov. Gorokhov confirmed as soon as once more he’s removed from completed on this weight class.
“The Sniper” proved to be a becoming identify for the 36-year previous veteran Islam Edisultanov (12-0, 8 KOs), a former novice standout, who grew to become the primary fighter to cease sturdy Hungarian Lazslo Toth (30-6-2, 19 KOs) inside the gap. The combat was stopped initially of the fifth stanza.
Toth, 33, who fought (and misplaced to) the likes of Kerman Lejarraga, Vyacgeslav Senchenko and Qudratillo Abdukakhorov, was making an attempt to impose his will on Edisultanov by leaping on the within. The three-time former Russian nationwide silver medalist anticipated simply that, utilizing his agency southpaw left cross to tag Toth on his method in. The Hungarian was lacking wildly and was saved unbalanced by the veteran stylist. In rounds two and three Edisultanov added extra pop to his recreation, typically cornering the Hungarian and touchdown combos in succession – a uncommon choice for a sharpshooter, finest recognized for his single punches.
The fourth changed into a catastrophe for the Hungarian. Edisultanov landed a number of punches and put Toth down with a ending left hook. Toth tried to recuperate however Edisultanov dropped him down once more – this time it wasn’t dominated a knockdown by the referee. Toth was hit again and again earlier than the break got here for him as a salvation. Because the fifth spherical was about to begin, Toth’s cornerman threw in a pink towel to signalize the give up. Edisultanov acquired a vacant WBC Worldwide Silver gentle middleweight title with this victory.
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