LAS VEGAS – Fiodor Czerkaszyn slowly however absolutely broke down Elias Espadas on Saturday.
The Polish middleweight contender battered the Mexican veteran throughout the ultimate few rounds of their scheduled 10-round bout at T-Cell Enviornment. Referee Mike Ortega ultimately thought Espadas had taken an excessive amount of punishment and halted the motion 2:07 into the ninth spherical on the Gervonta Davis-Ryan Garcia undercard.
Czerkaszyn, of Warsaw, Poland, upped his report to 22-0 and produced his 14th knockout. Espadas (22-6, 15 KOs), who was on his ft when Ortega intervened, and his crew complained in regards to the stoppage.
Espadas has been stopped in back-to-back bouts. Earlier than Czerkaszyn beat him, rising junior middleweight contender Xander Zayas (15-0, 10 KOs) beat him by fifth-round technical knockout August 13 at Resorts World Las Vegas.
A proper hand by Czerkaszyn appeared to harm Espadas with a couple of minute remaining within the ninth spherical. Czerkaszyn then landed a left to Espadas’ physique, which prompted Ortega to step between them and cease the bout.
Czerkaszyn related with a proper hand that moved Espadas backward with slightly below a minute to go within the eighth spherical. Czerkaszyn’s proper hand backed Espadas into the ropes about 15 seconds into the eighth spherical.
Czerkaszyn landed a proper hand after which a left uppercut that made Espadas stumble into the ropes simply earlier than the seventh spherical ended. Czerkaszyn caught Espadas with a proper hand when there was simply over 40 seconds on the clock within the seventh spherical.
Espadas blasted Czerkaszyn with a proper hand in an alternate that occurred with about 30 seconds to go within the sixth spherical.
Czerkaszyn sensed Espadas was fading and attacked him as quickly because the fifth spherical started. He landed to Espadas’ head and physique, however Espadas survived his onslaught.
Czerkaszyn’s left hook to the physique harm Espadas within the fourth spherical and made him maintain to attempt to get better.
A left hook by Czerkaszyn made Espadas maintain him about 20 seconds into the third spherical. Espadas’ proper hand backed up Czerkaszyn lower than 20 seconds later.
Czerkaszyn and Espadas traded proper fingers simply earlier than the second spherical ended. Ortega warned Czerkaszyn for hitting Espadas behind his head simply earlier than the halfway mark of the second spherical.
A proper hand by Espadas backed up Czerkaszyn with slightly below 20 seconds to go within the first spherical. Espadas related with a proper hand about 1:20 into the primary spherical.
Keith Idec is a senior author/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He might be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.