Makhmudov whallops Wallisch, remains unbeaten

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Unbeaten WBC #4, WBA #5 heavyweight Arslanbek Makhmudov (16-0, 15 KOs) scored an easy first round TKO over Michael Wallisch (23-6, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the Centre Gervais Auto in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada. Makhmudov dropped Wallisch early on, then Wallisch took a knee two more times in round one. Makhmudov was deducted a point for repeatly hitting behind the head. Wallisch then didn’t come out for round two. Makhmudov retained his NABF and NABA belts and showed that he needs tougher opponents.

In a shocker, female super welterweight fringe contender Femke Hermans (14-4, 5 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over highly regarded and previously unbeaten Mary Spencer (7-1, 5 KOs) to claim the IBO belt. Hermans took the fight to Spencer, connecting with quick combinations much more often than Spencer’s occasional power shots. Scores were 99-91, 97-93, 96-94. The 38-year-old Spencer, who turned pro last year after a long amateur career, was on the fast track to a world title shot and came into the fight as a 35:1 favorite.

IBF #14, WBC #15 middleweight Steven “Bang Bang” Butler (32-3-1, 26 KOs) and Joshua Conley (17-5-1, 11 KOs) went ten tough rounds with Butler winning by scores of 96-94, 97-93, and a ridiculous 99-91. Butler retained his NABF title.

Unbeaten featherweight Thomas Chabot (8-0, 7 KOs) barely kept his “O” against unheralded Jonathan Carrillo Baranda (4-3-1, 0 KOs). Chabot scored a flash knockdown in round one, but Beranda held his own until round five when he dropped Chabot twice! Close sixth and final round. Scores were 57-54, 56-55, 56-55 for Chabot.

Unbeaten middleweight Alexandre Gaumont (6-0, 3 KOs) overpowered Pablo Polanco Fernandez (9-12, 3 KOs) over three one-sided rounds. After Gaumont dropped Fernandez in both rounds one and two, he battered Fernandez to the canvas for the count to end it in round three. Time was 1:45.

In a clash of unbeaten lightweights, Luis Santana (8-0, 2 KOs) outscored Jonathan Uribe Hernandez (4-1-2, 1 KO). Competitive fight although judges saw it 60-54 3x.

Unbeaten female junior lightweight Leila Beaudoin (8-0, 1 KO) outpointed Valgerdur Gudstensdottir (5-4, 1 KO) over six rounds.

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  • Gotta admit, I thought Spencer was going to be champion. Probably not getting any better at 38 and if she can’t beat Hermans, it isn’t looking good.

  • Really didn’t think Hermans had a chance. I guess that’s why they fight the fights.

  • No surprise here. Crap..
    At 16-0 with 15KOs ,
    Makhmudov should be in with much better opposition. His promoter is late on Stepping it up. but now would be good..

  • The main event was not worth waiting for. Wallisch kept ducking his head whenever Makhmudov punched to the head and got hit behind the head a number of times. That was on him, not the opponent. That ref should have warned Wallisch for ducking his head right into the head punches. Instead, he took a point from Mukhmudov.

    Wallisch was a punching bag tonight and never mustered an offense. Makhmudov really needs to fight much better competition. He won’t get anywhere fighting guys of Wallisch’s caliber. He needs to fight someone like Ajagba or Oscar Rivas to determine if he can really be a contender.

  • The spencer fight isn’t that much of a surprise as she hasn’t been able to win when she really needed too thru out her career.

  • With those two high rankings, maybe Makhumdov can get someone to fight him. He’s 33, which isn’t bad for a heavyweight, but we still really have no idea how good he is, which is bad. Maybe Otto Wallin or Bakole sometime next year?

    • Makhmudov is all power and no skill and is not learning anything fighting the opponents he is matched against.

      • He’s a mauler, no doubt about it. But he’s a damn good mauler. Maybe if he steps up against a legit guy we’ll see more skills. How much fun would he be against Real Big Baby? Both guys appear to have somewhat limited skill sets, but always swing for the fences.

    • Bakole showed Yoka what a decent pro heavyweight is all about. Makhmudov will look worse than Yoka because of his lack of skills, unless he gets in a lucky punch of course.

      • If that’s the case then so be it; but like you said, he isn’t getting anything out of doing what he’s been doing. He has those big rankings, time to back them up.

        • I think he’d be fine against Bakole…but I’d like to see it happen. Bakker and Walling- both mentioned above- need to build their resumes and a guy like Makhmudov would present a good opportunity for a big fight.

  • stayed up late to watch the heavys what a dissapointment congrats to herman on win over spencer big upset should spencer keep going at 38 years old dont know?

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