HBO Boxing Results from Atlantic City, Sergey Kovalev Headlines —
Tonight in Atlantic City, NJ, Sergey Kovalev takes his turn on center stage, seeking to continue building his name and defending his title against unbeaten Cedric Agnew. ProBoxing-Fans.com was live ringside for the bouts, and right here you’ll find the full results, including all of the undercard action, and the co-feature of the evening, Karim Mayfield vs. Thomas Dulorme.
Kovalev vs. Agnew Results
Sergey Kovalev faced a stiffer than typical challenge merely from the fact that he had to move past the fourth round. Add in that he was hit with head butts and elbows which opened cuts over each of his eyes, and this wasn’t necessarily the typical Krusher outing.
Yet, Krusher would live up to his name nonetheless. While Agnew proved durable, he couldn’t cope with the power which Kovalev brought to the table. He was hurt to the head and body, but the body shots ultimately did the most damage, and helped bring the end to the show.
Kovalev would win via 7th round KO with Agnew being counted out.
Mayfield vs. Dulorme Results
There was a ton of bad blood coming into this fight, as we saw in the weigh in. Ultimately though, instead of a crazy brawl, what we saw was that Thomas Dulorme simply did more things right, using his size and skill to his advantage.
He overpowered the smaller Karim Mayfield and when combined with his reach, Dulorme’s hands were too quick. These two factors helped the Puerto Rican native win the fight. Mayfield could never efficiently get on the inside without being clinched. A war broke out in the middle rounds, which brought the fans the excitement they were seeking. Rightly so, all three judges ruled in favor of Thomas Dulorme.
Lionell Thompson came up just short against Radiovje Kalajdzic in an 8 round fight.The fight was lackluster at times, but there was some decent action in the middle rounds. Both men had success in different rounds, but the judges felt that “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic did more to earn the win. It was ultimately ruled a split decision for “Hot Rod”, which improves his record to 15-0.
Wilky Campfort squared off against Russian native Khurshid Abdullaev, in what one was one of the best fights of the undercard. Campfort dropped his man in the first, as Abdullav’s gloves grazed the canvas. From there Abdullav took control, and hurt Campfort badly.
In bizarre fashion Campfort proceeded to tackle the Russian. Surprisingly no points were deducted from Campfort. Campfort looked to be finished, but rallied back to put up a good showing. The fight was initially ruled a draw, but subsequently was changed to a point victory for Campfort.
Most observers thought that Abdullaev won.
Micheal Mitchell took on Rafael Jastrzebski in a 4 round fight. Both men came out swinging for the knockout. By the second round Jastrzebski was badly hurt with a big left hook. He proceeded to get up, but got floored once again. After the second knockdown, Mitchell pushed the action, and landed a barrage of punches, which lead the referee to stop the bout.
In a heavyweight matchup, Adam Kownacki dominated the action right from the start beating up Excell Holmes for two rounds. The fight was stopped on a TKO, as Holmes was eating punches in bunches. The win improves Kownacki’s record to 6-0 with knockouts.
Wellington Romero took on challenger Gerald Smith. Romero, the southpaw was dominate throughout, landed big shots the whole fight. Smith had his man temporally hurt by a big body shot, but that was the only success he really had. Romero was the victor, as he won all four rounds on the cards.
In the first fight of the night Dushane Crooks took on Ismael Garcia. Both men were letting their hands fly early. The fight went the distance with Garcia pulling out the victory. Both men showed tremendous heart, through brutal exchanges. Let’s hope this is indicative of how the rest of the night will turn out.