2732471, Alotta UK fans shocked by Avanesyan's KO of Kelly|
Posted by Boogie Stimuli, Sat Feb-20-21 09:40 PM
Stopped that boy in the 6th in an exciting fight. Kelly started out very well, had a lil strut from getting confident, but Avanesyan was very patient and consistent with his pressure. Dropped Kelly twice and Kelly's corner threw in the towel. Beautiful perseverance there. That's 4 stoppage wins in a row for Avanesyan. This was for a European title which lines Avanesyan up for a legit title shot. Here's a little context. One of Avanesyan's 3 losses was a KO loss to Kavaliauskas in 2018. Kavaliauskas' only loss is a KO loss to Terence Crawford in rd 9. Levels.
The fight with Ray Robinson really showed Kelly had a LOT to prove. We'll see where he goes from here.
Marku also stopped Charlton on this card. Marku boxed well the entire fight despite being dropped out of nowhere earlier in the fight. Then dropped Charlton in the 8th while his corner went on to throw in the towel.
Funny how the main and co-main ended very similarly here.
Very good night of boxing in the UK on DAZN.
Over on ESPN, Elvis Rodriguez goes the distance for the first time in a fight that was a good test for a prospect. He wins easily. Xander Zayas also goes the distance but for the 2nd time in his young career in a dominating performance.