Late last night on PBC on ESPN fight fans saw two Asian fighters in action, with both making impressive statements in front of large US TV audience.
The first of those fighters was Mongolian sensation Tugstsogt Nyambayar (6-0, 6) who scored an incredibly impressive win over Rafael Vazquez (16-3, 13). Vazquez had never previously been stopped by lasted less than 90 seconds with Nyambayar who dropped him 3 times in an explosive introduction to fans who had never seen him before.
Whilst Vazquez was a massive under-dog against Nyambayar no one would have expected the Mongolian to see him off so quickly, especially given the way he had recently gone 10 rounds with touted Pole Ryan Kielczewski in a relatively competitive bout. This win certainly put the division on alert and showed that the 24 year old Mongolian was one of the most dangerous, exciting and powerful fighters in the division.
The second was Russian based Kazakh born Light Welterweight hopeful Sergey Lipinets (10-0, 8) who scored an impressive stoppage as he over-came Nicaraguan Walter Castillo (26-4-1, 19). Lipinets was tested in the early stages, and even suffered a very nasty cut, but showed his ability and temperament as he broke down the tough Nicaraguan, who had previously gone the distance with Amir Imam and Keita Obara.
The win for Lipinets was his most impressive to date and sees him continue his rapid climb through the ranks and there's a good chance we'll see him in the world rankings in the very near future.
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