Last night in California, unbeaten Kazakh hopeful Serik Musadilov (6-0, 6) notched his latest win, as he made light work of the limited Quintell Thompson (4-11-1, 4), with an opening round TKO win.
Thompson was dropped just seconds into the bout by a right hand from the Kazakh, who seemed to be carrying a fair bit of extra weight. From there on Musadilov was on the front foot, using his superior technique and handspeed. The clean shots of the Kazakh dropped his man for a second time, and although Thompson got back to his feet before the 10 count he went straight back down and forced the referee to wave off the bout.
Rather oddly the bout was Musadilov's first since November 2017. What makes that even strange is that in that month he fought 5 times in less than 3 weeks, and then vanished from the sport for close to 3 years, completely losing any momentum he had began to build.
Reportedly this bout was fought at Heavyweight, which is not going to be a smart move long term for the 26 year old Musadilov. Stood at just 5'9" he's short, even for a Light Heavyweight, and we could see some excess weight on him here. He didn't have a belly, but he did have weight to lose, and hopefully that will be addressed before his next bout. And hopefully we won't be waiting years to see him back in action.
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