After making his professional debut in September we got the chance to see Russian born Azeri puncher Mahammadrasul Majidov (2-0, 2) [Магомедрасул Меджидов] fight for the second as a professional today. And like his debut he picked up a quick win.
The former amateur standout started slowly but confidently against Englishman Tom Little (12-8, 5), backing up the Englishman in a calm opening round. The Azeri didn't land too much of note, but he was forcing Little where he wanted him, and just casually controlling the bout.
In round 2 the Azeri put his foot on the gas a little bit more, and began to let rip with some heavy artillery. He dropped Little, who beat the count but clearly looked shaken, and a follow up would again hurt Little. He didn't go down, but he was only a shot or two from being taken out as the referee jumped in and stopped the action.
With two wins in just a few weeks the 33 Majidov is showing signs that he could have some genuine success in his professional career, but needs to be kept and potentially needs a big step up in 2020. He hasn't got time to waste, but given how he looked here, he won't need much to leave his mark on the sport.
Tomorrow in Saudi Arabia fight fans will see Russian born Azri fighter Mahammadrasul Majidov (1-0, 1) [Магомедрасул Меджидов] take on Englishman Tom Little (12-7, 5). With the fight being on a big card, it's not surprising to see the bout listed on the UK bookmaker websites, though it is seen as a complete and utter mismatch.
The hard hitting Majidov is priced at 1/40 to win, whilst Little is, ahem, given little chance of winning and is priced as high as 28/1, with most having him around 16/1. The draw is priced at 42/1.
For Majidov backers looking for a little bit more value, the price of him scoring a stoppage is available at 1/4, with most bookies having it at 1/5. A decision for the Azeri is best priced at 4/1. Little to win by stoppage is 33/1 and little to win a stoppage is a huge 40/1.
For a little bit more value the length of bout market is interesting. The bout is 8/11 to go over 4.5 rounds and 21/20 for it to end inside 4.5 rounds. It's 10/3 to go the distance and 2/9 to end inside the distance, strange a better price than a Majidov stoppage and covers more outcomes.
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