Jalolov gets quick KO, Ali Walsh defeated

2020 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Bakhodir Jalolov (13-0, 13 KOs) needed just 2:06 to destroy Onoriode Ehwarieme (20-3, 19 KOs) in the first round in the opening bout on Saturday from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jalolov, making his Top Rank debut, dropped Ehwarieme three times.

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Middleweight Sona Akale (8-1, 4 KOs) took away the “0” from the record of Nico Ali Walsh (8-1, 5 KOs), grandson of ring legend Muhammad Ali. Akale gave Walsh all he could handle and came away with a 57-57, 58-56, 58-56 majority decision.
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Unbeaten featherweight Bruce “Shu Shu” Carrington (9-0, 5 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over Angel Contreras (13-7-2, 7 KOs). Scores were 80-72, 79-73, 79-73.

Heavyweight Jeremiah Milton (11-0, 7 KOs) went the eight round distance against Craig Lewis (15-7-1, 8 KOs) in a one-sided unanimous decision. Scores were 80-72, 79-72, 79-72.

Hot lightweight prospect Abdullah Mason (10-0, 8 KOs) shut out Cesar Villarraga (10-8-1,5 KOs) over six 60-54 3x.

Welterweight Ablaikhan Zhussupov (4-0, 3 KOs), a 2020 Olympian, beat up on 50-fight veteran Wiston Campos (33-12-6, 19 KOs) for five rounds. Zhussupov dropped Campos in round four and Campos’ corner threw in the towel during round five.

Unbeaten jr lightweight Charly Suarez (16-0, 9 KOs) scored a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Yohan Vasquez (25-4, 20 KOs). Scores were 98-92, 98-92, 97-93.

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  • Big deal, a 50:1 opponent, a useless fight for Jalolov and a meaningless fight for boxing fans.

  • They should have stopped this one during the introductions. Sure, it gave Jalolov a highlight for his TopRank debut, but that was absolutely horrible.

    • Maybe Bob Arum could serve up Antonio “El Gigante” Mireles for Jalolev. Mireles falls down when he looks up.

  • Let’s put Jalolov in with Anderson and see how long Anderson lasts!

    • Jalolov needs to step it up. How on Earth did the other guy have a 20-2 record? Who in the World could he have beaten? He was a 6’7” slug.

      • Never mind, I looked it up. He’s mostly fought in Ghana (clearly a heavyweight hotbed), and a few fights in Nigeria and Argentina. He has a sum total of one win outside of those countries.

  • That was a pathetic fight, really. Did the Ghanaian even hit him? I truly think Olympians that won the medals or have years of amateur experience should be testing themselves better than this.

    • For whatever it’s worth that should have been his very first fight not his 13th.

      • Jalolov is really good but he should be fighting some better opponents. The winner of the Ajagba/Kossobutskiy would be a step in the right direction.

    • I agree absolutely. Jalolev fought the world’s finest amateur boxers and did very well. Why not fight professional boxers at a more competitive level?

  • Finally, the empty balloon that was Nico Ali Walsh has been deflated. That was the worst ESPN push of a low-talent fighter in a long time. Now he can go back to his real name, Harold Goldberg.

    • I watched the 2 Heavyweight fights on the regular ESPN Saturday and now seeing Nico lost I was surprised the announcers didn’t mention this during the broadcast. Of course I record the ESPN fights so I can fast forward through most of their spewing. They sure went on and on about the USYK fight THEY had earlier in the day. They will find another fighter to promote and drop soon enough

  • Honestly it’s good for him to see his weaknesses early on. And get rid of that silly protected 0. I hope he sticks to the sport and improves. He is decent.

  • Ali lost? What, no favored scoring to push him across the line. Good. All he ever was a money grab.

    • I find it interesting that his gift draw with Danny Rosenberger turned into a NC due to an alleged failed drug test. Sounds like a political move to remove Nico’s blemish which pretty much was rendered meaningless tonight.

  • Nico Ali isn’t anything special but his name has opened doors for him. I can’t hate the guy for pursuing his dream no matter where his career ends up.

  • I will continue keeping my eyes/ears open for Carrington. As for “Ali” Walsh…LMAO!!

  • It would be nice for Jalalov to fight Usyk, but you know that’s not happening for years. I liked how the ESPN commentators last night said that fighters coming up used to fight more than a dozen times a year. Now they fight a dozen times in three years. It’s been 2 years since the Olympics and look at how many fights Jalalov has had since then. He was allowed to fight in the Olympics, even though Jalalov already had a few pro bouts. He should of already been close to getting a title shot or fight an eliminator against the likes of a Wilder or a Joshua. Instead we are still a year or two away from that.

  • It is time for Ali Walsh to work on his resume and set up an Indeed account. He needs to find another job. Bob Arum needs to fire his ass. Too many chances.

  • Ali Walsh is a bum boxer and hype job he should have taken the Ali name and just disappear bum boxer

  • There goes the Ali hype! Beaten by a bum! Ali is a big name to carry for this bum, too much for him! He could not handle it!

  • Oscar Valdez is a one trick pony whom has been figured out, he obviously doesn’t have the power or the speed to compete with the up coming big dogs of the sport. He has had a respectable career, but his time has come to hangup the gloves to save himself from a tragic career ending irreversible injury.

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