Untitled Document
24/7 updates | Industry leader    
 
Boxing News
Click Here
 



 

Sunday March 11, 2007 8:02 AM PST

 

Ibragimov destroys Mora in 46 seconds

By Marc Abrams & Arben Paloka (ringside

Sultan Ibragimov showed no effects's of a letdown of not being able to fight for a world heavyweight championship against Shannon Briggs by making very quick work of Javier Mora in front of 2,478 spectators at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Ibragimov and Mora came out swinging wildly with intentions of scoring the early win when Ibragimov landed a short right that dropped Mora twenty seconds into the fight. Mora was still shaky when he got up and Ibragimov unleashed a furious assault and the referee stopped the bout 46 seconds into the scheduled ten round bout.

Ibragimov, 221 lbs of Makhachala, Russia was supposed to take on Briggs for the WBO title on this night until the champion came down with a case of pneumonia, took a risk at losing that opportunity with a loss. Ibragimov still looks for that opportunity in the late Spring/early Summer and now has a record of 20-0-1 with eighteen knockouts. Mora, 256 3/4 lbs of Anaheim, California falls to 21-4-2.

The co-feature was a ten round heavyweight tussle between undefeated Roman Greenberg and Michael Simms.

This bout was a tactical fight with Greenberg landing hard shots against the former cruiserweight. Greenberg began to really open up his arsenal in round four by landing some multi punch combinations. That made Simms work rate increase that included a nice flurry in the corner. Greenberg had a big round five by landing a nice four punch combination. Later in the round Greenberg unleashed a nice combination of eight punches that he divided up equally between the head and body. He finished the first half of the fight by landing a four punch combination that was set up by a nice jab and finished up by Greenberg attempting but failing to land a big uppercut on several occasions.

Greenberg put his punches together nicely on a couple of occasions in round six. In between Simms was able to fire off the right from the corner. Round seven was more of the same with Greenberg landing flurries that had Simms looking like a fighter that was lacking desire. With the fight well in hand, Greenberg began to "Hot Dog" by faking bolo-punches with the right and throwing the jab. The fight ended on a entertaining note with both guys giving their all for the last 45 seconds and both guys landing some nice shots.

Greenberg, 234 lbs, of Frenchley, England won the unanimous decision by scores of 99-91 on all cards (same as the 15rounds.com card) and now stays undefeated at 25-0. Simms, 213 lbs of Sacramento, California is now 19-7-1.

The opening bout saw a successful pro debut for Khabib Alakhuerdiev by stopping Miguel Ortiz at 2:59 of round one of a scheduled four round jr. welterweight bout.

Alakhuerdiev, 141 3/4 lbs of Kurush, Russia scored two knockdowns en route to winning his maiden voyage. Ortiz, 144 1/3 lbs of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico is nw 0-2.

Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin continued to thrill his hometown fans by scoring a second round stoppage over Nathan Martin in round two of a scheduled six round super middleweight bout.

Quillin, 164 lbs of New York scored two knockdowns in the second round against the over matched Martin. A big left hand set up the first knockdown. Another left was landed as Martin was falling was the deciding blow that had the fight stopped at 36 seconds of round two.

Quillin is now 10-0 with nine knockouts. Martin, 164 lbs of Sioux City, Iowa is now 8-7.

Edgar Santana battled Dairo Jose Esalas in a eight round jr. welterweight bout that turned out to be the fight of the night.

Esalas took control early by being more active and throwing some nice combinations. In round three there was a good exchange that took place on the inside that resulted in a bad cut around the left eye of Esalas. That seemed to turn the fight in Santana's favor as he took the next few rounds to go ahead in the fight. Despite the blood, Esalas was tough throughout and he continued to come forward. Santana used his legs more. Santana quite possibly won the fight in the last minute by landing three hard left hands and that could have been the difference as he took the razor thin split decision by scores of 77-75, 77-75 and Esalas took a card at 77-75. The 15rounds.com card read 77-75 for Santana, 141 1/2 lbs of Spanish Harlem, New York and is now 21-2. Esalas, 142 1/4 lbs of Brea, California is now 29-7.

Eilon Kadem survived a first round knockdown to take a split decision over Manuel Angulo in a four round super bantamweight bout. Scores were 38-37 on two cards for Kadem and Angulo took the third card at 38-37.

Kadem, 120 1/2 lbs of Herzealla, Israel is now 2-0-3. Angulo, 120 lbs of Quito, Ecuador is 1-2.

Good looking welterweight Shamone Alvarez took out Travis Hartman with a thudding body punch at 2:05 of round one of a scheduled eight round welterweight bout.

Alvarez, 145 of Atlantic City, New Jersey is now 17-0 with eleven knockouts. Hartman, 142 lbs of Osborn, Missouri is 8-5-1.

NOTES...The card was promoted by Warriors Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions, Gotham Boxing, Nafta Moska and Golden Grain...In attendance was Bernard Hopkins, Zab Judah, Al Cole, Iran Barkley, Harold Lederman, Yuri Foreman

 
Press Releases:

BOXING SCHEDULE
Boxing Schedule by 15rounds.com

Untitled Document
Untitled Document
Untitled Document
Untitled Document
Mail Alerts >> |
© 2008 15rounds.com
SEO by pushtraffic Back to top^^

Frontpage | Schedule | Results | Links | 2004 Olympics | Contact us | Advertising | Sign Up | Sign In | Ratings |

Untitled Document
Mail Alerts >> |
© 2008 15rounds.com
SEO by pushtraffic Back to top^^

Frontpage | Schedule | Results | Links | 2004 Olympics | Contact us | Advertising | Sign Up | Sign In | Ratings |

Untitled Document
Mail Alerts >> |
© 2008 15rounds.com
SEO by pushtraffic Back to top^^

Frontpage | Schedule | Results | Links | 2004 Olympics | Contact us | Advertising | Sign Up | Sign In | Ratings |