Ibragimov destroys Mora
in 46 seconds
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
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
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
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
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.
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,