Lightweight Bayan “The Mongolian Mongoose” Jargal scored a brutal first round knockout of former world champion Eric “Mighty Mouse” Aiken on Friday night at the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Fighting in the main event at the area’s annual “FIGHT NIGHT” charity event, Jargal twice dropped Aiken with battering right hands before referee Joe Cooper stopped the bout at the 2:24 mark of the initial stanza. With the win Jargal improved to 17-3-3 (11KO’s) while Aiken fell to 16-10-1 (12KO’s).
“This is Bayan’s second win in a row, coming just three weeks after his terrific performance against Luis Rodriguez at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury,” said Joe DeGuardia, President of Star Boxing. “He’s looked great fighting now as a lightweight and in the New Year we’re going to look for bigger opportunities for him.”
Among those in attendance watching Jargal’s performance were boxing legends Sugar Ray Leonard, Michael Spinks, Aaron Pryor and Gerry Cooney.