Yesterday fight fans in the US had the chance to get their first real chance to see Uzbek prospect Shohjahon Ergashev (11-0, 11) [Шохжахон Эргашев], and he left an incredible impression as he stole the show and dominated Sonny Fredrickson (18-1, 12).
From early on in the bout it looked Ergashev was out there to make a point and almost immediately had Fredickson on the back foot. The American was rocked early and it was clear that Ergashev wasn't there to play around. To his credit Fredrickson wasn't falling over and was showing he wanted to be there, but there was a huge gulf in class between the two men.
In round 2 Ergashev began mocking his foe, show boating continually between huge straight right hands and showing his confidence. The following round the Uzbek closed the show, hurting his man early and amping up the pressure until the referee jumped in and saved a staggered, and confused Fredrickson. It wasn't the best of stoppage, but the gulf in class between the two was very clear.