At Wild Card Boxing, in Hollywood, CA, Thursday, over NBC Sports Network, PR Sports Promotions Inc – Peter Rasmussen, Bash Boxing – Steve Bash, DiBella Entertainment – Lou DiBella and Duva Boxing – Kathy Duva, presented in the Main Event Charles Conwell easily defeated Madiyar Ashkeyev with co-feature stealing the event.
In the Main Event Olympian, USBA Super Welterweight champ Charles Conwell, 14-0 (11), #154, of Cleveland, OH, stopped USNBC champ Madiyar Ashkeyev, 14-1 (7), #154, of Merki, KAZ and Oxnard, CA, for the USBA and USNBC titles after 9 dull rounds of a 10.
In the first five rounds too much wrestling and not enough fighting. In the seventh round a fight broke out for two minutes before Ashkeyev walked away being saved by referee Jack Reiss. In the eighth rouind Ashkeyev nose was bleeding with no offense but from Conwell. In the ninth round Ashkeyev holding and taking a beating was finally stopped by his corner from coming out due to lack of fighting.
Co-Main Event Featherweight Iranda “La Fiera” Paola Torres, 12-5-1 (4), #124.2, of MEX and San Antonio, TX, lost to WBC & WBA champ Jelena Mrdjenovich, 41-10-2 (19), #125.6, of Edmonton, Alberta, CAN, over 10 rounds, in a WBA Featherweight title defense.
In the first three rounds the taller Mrdjenovic had a slight lead mainly with her jab. In the fourth an accidental clash of heads caused a cut over the right eyebrow of Mrdjenovic. In the eighth round Mrjenovic’s cut was running down the side of her face in a real slugfest.
In the ninth round Mrdjenovic worked the body well. In the tenth and final round Mrdjenovic won it going away out landing Torres.
Scores were 97-93, 98-92 and 96-94 with this writer 97-93.
Heavyweight Stephan “Big Shot” Shaw, 14-0 (10), #235, of St. Louis, MO, defeated Lyubomyr “Demolition Man” Pinchuk, 12-2-1 (7), #223, of UKR and Pittsburgh, PA, over 8 rounds.
Bantamweight Narek “The Dancing Killer” Abgaryan, 14-1 (6), #120, of Yerevan, Armenia, lost to Eduardo “El Fantastico” Baez, 18-1-2 (6), #119 ¾, of MEX and Calexio, CA, over 8 rounds.
In the first round Baez used his reach to control. In the second and third rounds the movement of Abgaryan won him the rounds. In the fourth Baez took the round but was cut on the top of the head due to clash of heads.
In the fifth and sixth rounds Baez went to the body slowing down Abgaryan’s movement. In the seventh Baez continued outworking Abgaryhan. In the eighth and final round both were landing well.
Scores were 80-72 twice and 79-73 as did this writer.