On Saturday night in La Puente, California fight fans had the latest chance to see rising Uzbek Heavyweight hopeful Bakhodir Jalolov (4-0, 4) continue his rise through the ranks, as he stopped Marquis Valentine (5-5, 2).
On paper this was a step up in class for Jalolov, taking on a man who had never previously been stopped and had shown a bit of desire against the likes of Darmani Rock and Cassius Anderson, who he was very controversially disqualified against. Sadly that desire was found wanting here.
Jalolov wasn't forced to work long, taking out his man inside the opening round, to score a 1st round TKO over the American.
Sadly whilst this was supposed to be a step up for Jalolov it's turned out to be his 4th win in a combined 9 rounds, and he really needs better tests in the new year. He's too good to be wasting his time against short notice opponents who bring next to nothing in terms of being a test. Fingers crossed he gets developmental fights in the new year.
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Earlier this month we reported that Bakhodir Jalolov (3-0, 3) would be back in action once more time before the end of 2018. Originally the plan was for him to fight on December 6th in Los Angeles, though that date has been and gone and he's not fought.
Thankfully however his fight hasn't been cancelled, but instead it ended up being pushed back to December 8th and taking place in in La Puente, with the changes being made for undisclosed reasons.
We now know that his opponent for the new date will be American 25 year old Marquis Valentine (5-4, 2), who is a man mammoth at around 300lbs. Sadly for Valentine he has lost his last 3, and 4 of his last 5, including a decision loss to the unbeaten Darmani Rock and a bizarre DQ loss to Cassius Anderson., in what was seen as a very controversial result.
On paper this should be a better test for Jalolov than his previous 3 bouts, but it's still hard to imagine anything but a win for the hugely talented Uzbek youngster, who has fought just 8 rounds as a professional.
Earlier today saw the announcement that Uzbek Heavyweight hopeful Bakhodir Jalolov (3-0, 3) will fit in one more fight before the end of 2018.
The details of the bout are unclear at the moment, with an opponent set to be confirmed on December 4th, but what we we do know is that the bout will sake place on December 6th in Los Angeles.
Jalolov made his professional debut back in May, stopping Hugo Trujillo, and has since picked up wins in September and October.
Given the short notice of this December fight, which appears to have been put together on less than a week's notice, we're not expecting to see Jalolov tested too much, but we are glad to see him remaining busy as he heads into the new year. It would seem likely that he would be stepped up in 2019, as his team look to develop one of the best central Asian Heavyweight prospects.
Yesterday in the US fight fans saw Uzbek Heavyweight hopeful Bakhodir Jalolov (3-0, 3) score his most notable win to date, as he defeated 31 year old American foe Tyrell Wright (9-3-2, 6), at Madison Square Garden.
Jalolov controlled the action from the off, using his speed and size to to control Wright, who looked very limited as he trudged towards the Uzbek fighter.
Jalolov's sharp punching saw him tag his man at will, with the American being dropped in round 4. The Uzbek continued pressing the action with Wright becoming more and more negative, and taking more and more solid shots, especially against the ropes as Jalolov began to move through the gears against the tiring American.
After round 4 Wright's corner pulled him from the contest, prior to the bell for round 5, to give Jalolov the TKO victory.
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This past weekend we saw Uzbek Heavyweight prospect Bakhodir Jalolov (2-0, 2) score his second professional victory, blasting out the horribly over-matched Eduardo Vitela (3-3, 2) inside a round.
The match was only Jalolov's second as a professional but given his excellent amateur pedigree we would like to see him share the ring with much better competition.
Interestingly today we saw Jalolov having his next bout announced, and it will see the big man take on 31 year old American foe Tyrell Wright (9-2-2, 6), in a really credible step up. Not only is the bout a step up for Jalolov but it will also be a quick turn around for the Uzbek fighter, as the bout takes place on October 27th.
The bout will be scheduled for 6 rounds and will take place at Madison Square Garden, as part of the Daniel Jacobs Vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko under-card and will let Jalolov keep busy following what has been a faltering and frustrating year for the Brooklyn based southpaw.
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