Kazakhstan – Daniyar “The Kazakh Thunder Yeleussinov (11-, 6 KOs) got here again to his homeland for the very first time as knowledgeable fighter to return to be the brand new IBO welterweight champion.
Yeleussinov, 30, scored a painfully a person-sided unanimous alternative above a additionally tricky-for-his-own-fantastic WBO #15 Argentinean Juan Hernan Leal (15-2, 4 KOs). Scores have been being: 120-105, 120-105 and 120-106 – for the 2016 Olympic and 2013 globe novice gold medalist.
Yeleussinov had parted methods with the Matchroom Boxing earlier than this calendar yr, and this was his first outing as a promotional completely free agent. The complete occasion on the Kazakh money Nur-Sultan (previously considered Astana) was promoted by Ziya Aliev of the Boxing Stars Administration. Yeleussinov, arguably Kazakhstan’s most technically gifted fighter of his technology, is rated #14 by the IBF.
There was a parade of speedy stoppages within the undercard of an important perform.
In a battle of mammoth heavyweights, 6’9” Ivan Dychko, 31, stopped earlier planet title challenger Alexander Ustinov, a 45-calendar year-previous Russian/Balerussian fighter, when 6’8” Ustinov (now 36-6-1, 27 KOs) was retired by his nook within the first spherical after what seemed to be an everyday jab to the physique.
Dychko (now 11-, 11 KOs) is a two-time Olympian for Kazakhstan and likewise 2013 and 2015 globe beginner championship silver medalist.
The very same ending – the initial-spherical TKO quickly after the jab to the physique – occurred in a battle involving Kazakh welterweight Zhankosh Turarov (25-, 18 KOs) and 40-calendar yr outdated Egyptian Abdumonem Reported (22-2-1, 11 KOs). Turarov skilled been out of the ring for 2 and a half a number of years proper earlier than this contest.
Yerzhan Zalilov (13-3-2, 7 KOs) acquired a vacant Kazakhstani great bantamweight title with an exquisite a single-punch knockout of younger Iskander Kharsan (9-2, 6 KOs) within the 2nd spherical. Zalilov, fittingly nicknamed The Rocket, threw a remaining-sided missile that landed flush on Kharsan, who was down and out promptly.