At the Central Park Community Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Friday night over ShoBox The Next Generation, promoted by Salita Promotions & Tony Holden Productions Super Middleweight Vladimir Shishkin of Russia stopped DeAndre Ware of Toledo, Ohio in the Main Event. In the co-feature Super Lightweight Shohjahon Ergashev of UZB out of Detroit easily stopped Abdiel Ramirez of Mexico.
In the Main Event Vladimir Shishkin, 9-0 (6), #167, out of Serpukhov, Russia, living in Detroit, MI, easily stopped DeAndre “The Axeman” Ware, 13-2-2 (8), #168, of Toledo, OH, at 2:40 of the eighth round of a scheduled 10.
In the first round the taller (4″) Shishkin used a good jab throughout the round as Ware worked on getting inside in a active round. In the second Shishkin followed up his jab with solid rights to the chin of Ware throughout. Ware landed his best punch just prior to the bell with a left hook to the chin of Shishkin.
In the third and fourth rounds Shishkin was using a lead right to the chin of Ware who just couldn’t get out of the way of them. In the fifth round Ware started out fast with left hooks and overhand rights to the chin of Shishkin. Shishkin’s power shots dominated the first half of the fight.
In the sixth round for the first minute both fighters exchanged well. In the final minute Ware backed into the ropes looking tired and being a sitting duck for Shishkin’s rights to the chin. In the seventh round Shishkin continued to dominate Ware with rights on the chin.
In the eighth round after some 30 seconds Ware landed the best punch up to this point with a right on the chin of Shishkin getting his attention. In the final minute Shishkin landed almost a dozen punches without return when the corner of Ware threw the towel in forcing referee Gary Ritter to call a halt. It was a good move by the Ware corner. Sugarhill Steward of the Kronk Gym was the trainer of Shishkin.
In the co-feature Super Lightweight southpaw Shohjahon Ergashev, 17-0 (15), #140, UZB out of Detroit, MI, stopped southpaw Abdiel “Mortero” Ramirez, 24-5-1 (12), #141, of Chihuahua, MEX, at 2:00 of the fourth round in a scheduled 10.
In the first round southpaw Ergashev dominated the entire round. In the second round southpaw Ramirez started landing body shots but took many punches to the head from Ergashev. Ergashev landed a left to the chin and pushed Ramirez to the canvas but referee Gerald Ritter ruled it a knockdown.
In the third round the much taller by 5″ Ergashev rocked Ramirez with combinations to the head. Ramirez showed guts but was outgunned. By the end of the round his right eye was half closed. In the fourth round Ergashev continued the onslaught of punches until the referee Ritter wisely called a halt.
An 8 round Super Bantamweight bout between Arnold “Arni” Khegai, 16-0-1 (10), #122, out of Odessa, UKR, easily dominated southpaw Vladimir Tiknonov, 17-2 (10), #123, of St. Petersburg, Russia, over 8 rounds.
In the first round Khegai was the aggressor against southpaw Tiknonov who countered but was not as busy. In the second round after close to a minute gone in the round Khegai rocked Tiknonov right on the chin driving him back several steps and repeated it about 20 seconds later. Tiknonov boxed well in the last minute until inside 10 seconds Khegai rocked him again with a right on the chin.
In the third round Tiknonov at times became the aggressor. Khegai in the early part of the round landed a solid left hook to the chin of Tiknonov. Khegai “grunts” with each and every punch which could sway the judges one way or another but seems well ahead.
In the fourth round Tiknonov has landed little more than his jab. A minute into the round he suddenly landed a flurry to the body of Khegai. Khegai dominated with a good body attack. In the fifth round Khegai suffered a small cut at his hairline from a possible head butt.
In the sixth round Khegai kept up the body attack warned for a low blow by referee Gary Ritter for the possible third time in the fight. In the seventh round Khegai kept up the pressure halfway through the round when Tiknonov suddenly went to the body with several punches. The final 10 seconds they had a good exchange.
Prior to the start of the round the referee said “don’t touch gloves come out fighting!” Never heard that one before prior to the final round. In the eighth and final round the crowd got into it as Tiknonov finally opened up he good exchanges but still not enough.
Scores were 80-72 by all 3 judges along with this writer.
Sensational welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis, 23-0 (21), of Philadelphia, PA, came back after nine months of inactivity at southpaw scoring a knockdown with a body shot and scoring a stoppage at the end of the first round over Franklin “El Matador, Jr.” Mamani, 23-7-1 (13), of La Paz, Bolivia, who didn’t come out for the second round claiming a shoulder injury in a scheduled 10. The father-teacher “Bozy” Ennis said “Boots” will be back on October 5th in Flint, MI, on the Claressa “T-Rex” Shields and Ivana Habazin card. Ennis is the best looking prospect out of Philly since 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist Meldrick Taylor in this writer’s opinion.
Super Lightweight Brandun Lee, 15-0 (13), of LaQuinta, CA, stopped Francisco “El Mono” Medel, 13-21 (8), of Uruapan, Mexico, in the first round of a scheduled 6.
Southpaw heavyweight Izim Izbaki, 2-0 (1), of KAZ, out of Philadelphia, PA, defeated 6’11” Armonte Summers, 1-2 (0), out of Detroit, MI, over 4 rounds. Izbaki is trained by “Bozy” Ennis.