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ShoBox: The New Generation Sees Ismailov Win Main Event

ShoBox: The New Generation Recap Sees Ismailov Win Main Event

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ShoBox: The New Generation Sees Ismailov Win Main Event

Stephanie Trapp- SHOWTIME

ShoBox: The New Generation Sees Ismailov Win Main Event

“ShoBox: The New Generation” returned with another fight night to mark the Boxing Hall of Fame induction weekend at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York. In collaboration with Salita Promotions, Showtime organized a light heavyweight tripleheader to mark induction weekend, which takes place at the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in Canastota, New York. All three televised bouts pitted undefeated fighters against each other. A win on this platform can help a boxer move further ahead in their career. As such, all fighters did their best to eke out a win.

Ali Izmailov vs. Charles Foster

The main event featured a ten- round clash between Ali Izmailov (11-0, 7 KOs) and Charles Foster (22-1, 12 KOs). Izmailov was aggressive throughout the fight. However, Foster was able to keep Izmailov at bay using his longer reach. Due to Foster’s reach, Izmailov did struggle at times to land hard shots. In the fifth round, however, Izmailov landed a one-two at the very end to score a crucial knockdown. The later rounds saw both men clinching a fair bit and being warned by the referee. In the end, Izmailov’s aggression and the knockdown he scored in round five helped him secure a unanimous decision. One judge had it 95-94 while the other two scored the contest 96-93.

Juan Carrillo vs. Richard Vansiclen

Prior to the main event, Juan Carrillo (11-0, 8 KOs) took on Richard Vansiclen (13-1-1, 6 KOs) in fight that was very close on the scorecards. Carrillo was aggressive throughout the contest. That aggression helped him knock down Vansiclen early in the third round with a series of right hooks. Vansiclen was able to get back into the fight in round four when he himself knocked down Carrillo with a series of left hands. This was despite being stunned moments earlier. The later rounds saw Carrillo continuing to use his aggression to keep Vansiclen on the back foot. There were times when Vansiclen was able to capitalize on defensive lapses that Carrillo had. In the final round, Vansiclen repeatedly tried to land the left hook to score a knockdown, but it was not meant to be. Carrillo went on to win a majority decision as one judge had 94-94, while the other two scored it 95-93 for Carrillo.

Clay Waterman vs. Kenmon Evans

The ShoBox broadcast began with an eight-rounder between Clay Waterman (11-0, 8 KOs) and Kenmon Evans (10-1-1, 3 KOs). Evans’ jab caused some troubles for Waterman in the first round. From the second round onwards, Waterman consistently landed the harder punches. Despite early trouble where he struggled to get on the inside, he was able to do for the remainder of the bout. For the majority of the contest, Waterman was able to keep Evans on the backfoot. The consistent work from Waterman helped him secure a unanimous decision with one judge scoring the contest 77-75 in his favour. The other two judges scored it 78-74, also in Waterman’s favour.

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Currently writing out of Toronto, Canada, Saadeq first became a boxing fan while living in Doha, Qatar. Looking to become more involved in the sport, he began writing about boxing and has had work published in outlets such as Seconds Out and Boxing Social. He looks forward to continue covering boxing on Big Fight Weekend.

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