This past Friday saw a rare show in Singapore. It was a card that was put together to show off some of the local talent in the area and was a genuine success, with a rapturous arena. One of our good friends was at the arena and was kind enough to update us on the results, which aren't yet on boxrec.
In one of the bouts Indonesian fighter Sahlan Coral (15-4-1, 8) escaped with a technical draw against promising novice Aziz Abdugafurov (1-0-1, 1). The fight saw Abdugafurov dominate the first round before Coral was caught low in round 2. The low blow left Coral unable to continue and forced the referee to call a premature end to the contest, with an accidental foul being ruled for the low blow. Sadly for the Uzbek it did seem like he was heading for a clear win prior to the ending.
Another bout between an Ubek and an Indonesian saw Qudratillo Abduqaxorov (7-0, 5) score a clear decision win against the much more experienced Larry Siwu (22-7, 18). Abdugaxorov was in control of this from the start but Siwu did pose some questions to the 22 year old prospect who stepped up and impressed. Although clearly still a novice it does seem like the Uzbek has the potential to go a long way, though will be forced to prove a lot more than he had to here.
Local novice Rafi Majid (2-0, 2) easily beat the debuting Alex Lim (0-1) into submission in the second round of their bout, with Majid, being too big and too strong for Lim.
Another local novice picking up a win was former amateur star Muhamad Ridhwan (3-0, 2), who stopped a game but ultimately outclassed Egy Rozten (4-12-1, 3). Rotzen came to the ring looking for the upset and had some early success before retiring on his stool between rounds 3 and 4, looking exhausted and like a man who had given his all.
In the only title bout on the show Singapore's very own Nurshahidah Roslie (3-0, 1) battered teenager Wondergirl Sithsaithong (0-1) to claim the UBO InterContinental female Super Featherweight title. Sithsaithong looked under-sized and under-powered from the off before being taken apart with body shots in the second round.
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