Murodjon Akhmadaliev impresses towards Ryosuke Iwasa, although the stoppage seems to be untimely
UNBEATEN WBA and IBF super-bantamweight champion Murodjon Akhmadaliev maintained his standing because the leading 122-pounder in the world by stopping former IBF titlist Ryosuke Iwasa within the fifth spherical on the Humo Enviornment in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Preventing in his residence nation for the primary time as an expert, Akhmadaliev dominated proceedings behind a hurtful, pinpoint jab in what was the maiden defence of his unified crown. The seasoned Iwasa fought gamely however was unable to discourage his correct and aggressive opponent of their all-southpaw battle.
As spectacular as Akhmadaliev was, the stoppage did look untimely. An array of uppercuts, hooks and straights pressured Iwasa onto the ropes, however the Japanese challenger was nonetheless making an attempt to evade the strikes and rating with pictures of his personal when the referee stepped in to halt the competition at 1-30.
Regardless of the questionable conclusion to the bout, Akhmadaliev was actually nicely in command on the time of the end and appeared to be on monitor to have his hand raised come what may.
With the win, the Indio, California-based Akhmadaliev improved his report to 9-0 (7). Kashiwa’s Iwasa, in the meantime, noticed his statistics fall to 27-4 (17).
On the undercard, Akhmadaliev’s extremely touted countrymen, super-lightweight Shakhram Giyasov and super-welterweight Israil Madrimov, every picked up emphatic victories of their very own.
Giyasov knocked out Mexican portsider Patricio Lopez Moreno within the third (2-21), whereas Madrimov unanimously outscored the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Emmany Kalombo (100-89, 99-90 and 98-92). Kalombo was down within the eighth.