A Ural boxer won the first number of Russia, knocking him down 6 times in 7 rounds
We are ready to share with you how the first RCC Boxing tournament has been held since the beginning of the pandemic.
The first indoor boxing tournament since the beginning of the pandemic took place in Ekaterinburg. 150 people were admitted to the Martial Arts Academy for the boxing tournament from RCC Boxing Promotions - to seat 30% of the capacity. The event was headed by a fight between Russian lightweights Pavel Malikov and Zaur Abdullaev.
Sixteen fighters met in the ring on Saturday night.
Former friends and clubmates, Ural boxer Zaur Abdullaev and the first number of Russia Pavel Malikov met in the main fight of the evening. They were fighting for the status of the strongest lightweight in Russia - both boxers are among the top three.
As a result, Abdullaev sent Malikov to the knockdown six times in seven rounds. And then he knocked out and won the 12th victory in his professional career.
For Abdullayev, this victory was the first after the defeat of the American Devin Haney in the fight for the interim world champion title. In that meeting, the Russian boxer received a fractured cheekbone and spent more than six months recovering.
Ural boxer Magomed Kurbanov dealt with his opponent in the first round. He laid down with a right kick Ilya Ochkin, who trains under the guidance of Alexander Povetkin.
Another Uralian - Stanislav Kalitskiy - suffered a severe defeat from Dmitrii Khasiev from Vladikavkaz. Kalitskiy won during the fight and even knocked down his opponent. But Khasiev pulled himself and knocked out the Ural boxer in the eighth round. This is the first defeat for Kalitskiy in his career.
Three more Ural boxers - Ivan Nikonov, Evgenii Liashkov and Igor Adleiba - fought at the tournament. All three gained victories.