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Jared Anderson vs Andriy Rudenko – Results & Post-Fight Report

Anderson KOs Rudenko in Heavyweight Main Event

Anderson went 16-0 after defeating Ukrainian Rudenko Photo Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank
Anderson went 16-0 after defeating Ukrainian Rudenko Photo Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Following on from a heavyweight world title fight in Poland, Top Rank promoted a heavyweight-packed card in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and at the head of affairs, hot prospect Jared Anderson remained unbeaten with a fifth round stoppage of Andrii Rudenko.

The American displayed a ruthless side, having been the ten round distance for the first time as a professional in his most recent outing, and overwhelmed Rudenko, who had been the distance with the likes of Alexander Povetkin, Hughie Fury and Zhilei Zhang.

Anderson (16-0, KO15) softened his opponent up with a relentless body assault for the first four rounds, and when ‘Big Baby’ chose to close the show in the fifth, it was in emphatic fashion. Anderson stepped on the gas, unloading rights and lefts that backed Rudenko (35-7, KO21) up against the ropes, and with nothing coming back, the referee had seen enough and stopped the contest.

On the undercard, Efe Ajagba (18-1, KO13) won his third bout on the bounce, but this time it was via fourth round disqualification to take the WBC International heavyweight title from Zhan Kossobutskiy (19-1, KO18). The Kazakh was repeatedly admonished for low blows, and by the fourth round, the referee had done all he could, and disqualified Kossobutskiy for the infringements.

Also at heavyweight, Olympic champion Bakhodir Jalolov (12-0, KO12) continued his knockout spree, as he needed less than a round to knock out Onoriode Ehwarieme (20-3, KO19). The final heavyweight offering saw Jeremiah Milton (11-0, KO7) stay unblemished, taking a wide points win against Craig Lewis (15-7-1, KO8). Milton won by one score of 80-72, and by two scores of 79-72.

Nico Ali Walsh (8-1, KO5) was upset in his six rounder at middleweight, as Sona Akale (8-1, KO4) came through via majority decision. Two scores of 58-56 were enough to overrule a third tally of 57-57. Ablaikhan Zhusspov (4-0, KO3) had no such trouble with Wiston Campos (33-12-6, KO19) in their welterweight eight rounder, scoring a fifth round stoppage. Also over eight, Bruce Carrington (9-0, KO5) won widely on the cards in his super featherweight contest against Angel Antonio Contreras (13-7-2, KO7).

Filipino Charley Suarez (16-0, KO9) moved further into world title contention at super featherweight, by taking a clear decision win over ten rounds against Yohan Vasquez (25-4, KO20). Suarez was awarded the win by two scores of 98-92, and a third at 97-93.

In six round action, Abdullah Mason (10-0, KO8) won all available rounds at lightweight against Cesar Villarraga (10-8-1, KO5).