With all the goings on from yesterday some things fell through the net in terms of our news coverage, one of those things was a show from Denmark featuring two very highly regarded Uzbek fighters who both picked up wins.
One of those was 2016 Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov (2-0, 2) [Шаҳобиддин Зоиров], who picked up an opening round win over Georgian Mishiko Shubitidze (12-14-3, 5). The Uzbek needed just 144 seconds to see off the poor Georgian, who has now been stopped 12 times. Despite it being quick Zoirov will be glad to have gotten some ring time here given his debut was an 18 second cameo against Indonesian Anthony Holt, a man we suspect will be added to other people's KO lists in the years to come. Given how Zoirov is blowing through this level of competition we really hope MTK give him something more testing next time out, he needs it.
The other was Uzbek prospect was Hurshid Tojibaev (2-0, 1) [Хуршид Тожибоев], who got more than a quick cameo as he was extended 6 rounds by Irakli Shariashvili (5-3-1). Although he was taken 6 rounds this was a bout that was never in doubt for the Uzbek, who swept all 6 rounds to build on his debut back in March. Although he did go the distance he also needs to be stepped up and given not just someone who will survive but someone who will come to win, especially given already 29 years old and was such an incredible amateur, and has APB experience, winning the APB world title in 2015 in fact.
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