Earlier today fight fans had the chance to see touted Uzbek prospect Elnur Abduraimov (3-0, 3) [Элнур Абдураимов] fight for the first time out side of the USA, as he took on Brazilian puncher Aelio Mesquita (17-3, 15) in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
The talented Uzbek had made his debut in September and had racked up quick wins on debut and in OCtober, when he fought his second professional bout.
Today we saw more of the same from Abduraimov, who put his opponent under-pressure from the off and forced him on to the ropes, almost from the opening seconds. The Brazilian seemed to focus more on protecting himself than really trying to force the Uzbek to back off, and with little coming back Abduraimov just unloaded on his man in the corner, until Mesquita went down. Mesquita got up from the first knockdown but did little to avoid another, as he again backed on to the ropes and was dropped again, with the referee counting to 10 after less than 2 minutes of the bout.
It seemed like Mesquita essentially knew he was out classed and took the 10 count shaking his head. Not being hugely hurt, but being well beaten by the frighteningly good Uzbek, who will likely fit in one more bout before the end of 2018.
Uzbek prospect Elnur Abduraimov (2-0, 2) [Элнур Абдураимов] revealed over Instagram that he would be back in the ring on November 8th, for his third professional bout.
The talented fighter, who has looked super sharp since making his debut only a few weeks ago, didn't revealed his opponent but did say that the bout would be held at the Fantasty Springs Casino and Resort in Indio California, the same venue that hosted his debut in September and his second professional bout in October.
Although we're not sure who he will be up against, the bout will be part of the support card for Neeco Macias (17-0, 10) bout with Jesus Soto Karass (28-13-4, 18)
Yesterday fight fans in California saw Uzbek prospect Elnur Abduraimov (2-0, 2) [Элнур Абдураимов] record his second win in the space of just a few weeks.
The talented Uzbek, who debuted back on September 29th, faced off with Giovannie Gonzalez (5-3, 5), a late replacement for Jose Salinas, and made very light work of his American foe, who was stopped in the second round of a scheduled 4 rounder.
The unbeaten youngster went low in the opening round but in round 2 he really just demolished the over-matched Gonzalez, who was stopped after being twice in the round. The Uzbek southpaw closed the show in style, with some gorgeous flowing combinations, spiteful straight left hands, and some brutal body shots. Gonzalez knew he was beat at the second knockdown and the referee immediately waved off the contest.
At the moment it's unclear when Abduraimov will be back in the action, though we're hoping it won't be too far off, as he is too exciting and too talented to put on the side for long. Instead he should be keeping active and building from his two early wins.
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In late September Uzbek prospect Elnur Abduraimov (1-0, 1) [Элнур Абдураимов] made his professional debut, making ligh t work of the over-matched Aaron Jamel Hollis in the first round.
Today we were informed that Abduraimov will be back in the ring next week as he hunts his second professional win, just weeks after his successful, though very short, debut.
The US based Uzbek will be fighting in Indio California against unbeaten American based Nicaraguan born fighter Jose Salinas (6-0, 3) as one of the supporting bouts for the Jason Quigley Vs Freddy Hernandez contest.
The bout is a great step up for Abdulraimov, who is tipped as one of the most promising and exciting youngsters from Uzbekistan following an excellent amateur career. This is a tough match up on paper but one we think his team have taken as a calculated risk given how easily he dispatched Hollis.
Former Uzbek amateur stand out Elnur Abduraimov (1-0, 1) [Элнур Абдураимов] made his professional debut on Saturday night in in Indio California. Not only did he make his debut, but he made a successful one, stopping Aaron Jamel Hollis (4-8, 2) in the first round.
The talented Abduraimov, who had claimed a variety of international medals in the amateur ranks between 2015 and 2017, needed just 104 seconds to see off his American foe.
The Uzbek applied intelligent pressure on his foe from the off, even staggering him with a jab, before opening up. He would drop his man with a flurry on the ropes and although the Hollis got back to his feet he was in trouble again soon afterwards, being tagged repeatedly on the ropes. The referee, knowing Hollis was in trouble, stopped the bout.
Although Hollis seemed unhappy at the stoppage he was being hammered and looked totally out of his depth.
It's unclear when Abduraimov will be back in the ring, but we're hoping it won't be too long as he looked talented here. Whilst Hollis wasn't supposed to test Abduraimov it was still an impressive performance by the debuting 24 year old hopeful
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