Just moments ago we saw a new WBO "interim" Middleweight champion being crowned as Janibek Alimkhanuly (12-0, 8) absolute demolished the over-matched Danny Dignum (14-1-1, 8), inside 2 rounds, in one of the most one sided "world level" bouts we've seen this year.
From the off Alimkhanuly looked looked crisp, relaxed and like a man with a point to prove as he took the fight to Dignum, using his skills to dictate the tempo and range of the bout, before a combination hurt Dignum. At the end of the combination Alimkhanuly bundled Dignum to the canvas to secure a 10-8 and prove that there really was nothing that Dignum could do rally fight back.
Following the knockdown Alimkhanuly got to his boxing and easily out boxed Dignum for the rest of the round, whilst really not taking anything in return. In fact he looked not just levels above Dignum but almost like the men were competing in totally different sports.
In round 2 it seemed like we were in line for more of the same. That was until a combination hurt Dignum and a follow uppercut sent down the Englishman, with the bout being stopped whilst he was down, ending what was a farcical bout for a title that really shouldn't exist.
The bout, which came about when Demetrius Andrade was allowed to delay a mandatory defense, really showed that Alimkhnauly should be fighting world level guys, like Andrade who has had made it clear that he didn't want this fight, or Jermall Charlo, as he needs a genuine test. As for Dignum, don't be surprised if this ends up being the first of numerous stoppage losses for the English fighter who looked like a punch bag.
World Title Results
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