In his much anticipated pro debut former amateur world champion, Ievgen Khytrov took at Christian Nava in round one of a scheduled six round Super Middleweight bout at Webster Hall in New York City.
The show was promoted by Dmitry Salita’s Star of David Promotions in association with Fight Promotions Inc. and was sponsored by the Fight Factory Gym in Brooklyn.
Khytrov came out and landed some hard shots but that did not deter Nava as he even came back to land a few of his own shots. Finally towards the end of the first round, Khytrov showed his class and started hurting Nava with both hands. Finally at the end of the round, Khytrov leveled Nava with a powerful left hook that sent him on the canvas. Nava courageously got to his feet but stumbled back and referee Gary Rosado stopped the bout at 2:57 of round one.
Khytrov, who competed in the 2012 Olympics for his native Ukraine is now 1-0. Nava, 166 lbs of Salt Lake City, Utah is now 2-5-1.
In what will possibly go down as the New York Fight of the Year, Dimash Niyazov and Rapahel Luna waged a six round war that ended in a majority draw.
Early on it looked like Niyazov would have an easy time of it as he boxed his way to an early lead by using his height and reach. In round three, Luna was able to start getting inside and made the battle a fire fight with for the the latter half of the bout thrilled the sold out audience at Webster Hall to the point they gave the two warriors standing ovations after each round.
When the scores were announced, they read 58-56 for Luna while two cards were even at 57-57. Both fighters indicated they were up for a rematch with Luna insisting an eight round bout. Promoter Dmitry Salita was on board and will try to make it happen in the first quarter of 2014.
Niyazov, 137 lbs of Staten Island via Kazakhstan is now 4-0-2. Luna, 139 lbs of Albany, NY is now 4-6-3.
Heavyweight Jarrell Miller remained perfect as he stopped Sylvester Barron at 2:20 of round two of their scheduled six round bout.
Miller, 262 lbs of Brooklyn is now 7-0-1 with all wins coming by knockout. Barron, 235 lbs of Anacortes, WA is now 8-3.
Akil Frederick opened the show and needed just 33 seconds to dispose of Jermaine King in a scheduled six round Middleweight bout.
Frederick of Brooklyn is 3-1 with 3 knockouts. King of Guyana is now 1-8-1.
Michal Chudecki of Poland scored a six round unanimous decision over Joshua Nieves in a rematch of Lightweights.
Chudecki, 135 1/2 lbs of Poland won by scores of 60-52 on all cards and is now 8-0-1. Nieves, 136 1/2 lbs of Brooklyn is now 2-3.
Good looking Cruiserweight Steve Bujaj stopped a gritty Mike Bissett in round five of their six round bout due to cuts around Bissett’s left eye.
Bujaj systematically broke down Bissett and finally the fight was halted due to the bleeding.
Bujaj is now 10-0, 7 KO’s. Bissett is now 5-4.
Glenford Nickey scored a four round unanimous decision over Rigoberto Miranda in a Super Featherweight bout.
Scores were 39-37 on all cards for Nickey who is now 3-1. Miranda is 0-1-2.
Peter Reyes remained perfect with a four round unanimous decision over Ruben Ortiz in a Middleweight bout.
Scores 40-35 twice and 39-36 for Reyes of Brooklyn who is now 4-0. Ortiz of Providence is now 0-3.
Wesley Ferrer spoiled the pro debut of Richard Bonds by scoring a 1st round stoppage in the Lightweight bout.
Ferrer is now 2-0 with 2 knockouts.