Unbeaten cruiserweight contender Murat “Iron” Gassiev (23-0, 17 KOs) scored a sensational knockout victory over Jordan Shimmell (20-2, 16 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday night from Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, MN in the Otter Creek Event Center.
Check out recaps of all the fights below.
Leduan Barthelemy and Rafael Reyes faced off in a scheduled 6-round featherweight bout on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, Minnesota. This fight was broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series.
Barthelemy came out strong and quickly took control of the fight. In round two, Reyes showed more aggression, however it was short lived.
In the final seconds of round 2, Reyes suffered an ankle injury which forced him to drop a knee. The referee began the 10-count, and while Reyes was able to get back to his feet, it was clear that he was in pain and wouldn’t be able to continue the fight.
Leduan Barthelemy was declared the winner by TKO 2. He remains undefeated with a record of 10-0 (6 KOs).
Danny Kelly faced Stephen Shaw in a scheduled 6-round heavyweight bout on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, Minnesota. This fight was broadcast live as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series.
Both fighters opened an exciting night of boxing on PBC on FS1. Kelly (9-3-1, 80 KOs) was looking to bounce back from a loss and take Shaw’s undefeated record from him.
In a well-boxed fight, Shaw (7-0, 5 KOs) stuck to the fundamentals early to score points on Kelly. Showing controlled aggression, he dominated most of the fight.
Kelly upped his output in the later rounds, exchanging punches with Shaw in the 4th and 5th rounds, but still lacked the consist scoring that Shaw found.
The heavyweights exchanged punches for 6 rounds and left their fate to the judges. All the judges saw the fight the same way and gave Stephan Shaw the victory by UD.
On a night that brought 5 exciting fights to FS1, we ended our night with a super middleweight bout between Deonte Wilson and Gilbert Venegas Jr.
Wilson (4-1, 3 KOs) was quick and aggressive in the first round but got caught by a sneaky right hand before the round ended, scoring Venegas Jr. a knockdown.
After scoring a knockdown, Venegas Jr. (6-0, 4 KOs) found himself in the middle of exchanges from Wilson. Both fighters would trade punches throughout the second and third round.
In the final round, Wilson and Venegas Jr. went into attack mode. Wilson, feeling behind on points, looked desperate to make up points. Wilson caught some big punches as the round came to an end, including a hook that sent his mouthpiece flying.
Landing 50% of his punches and leaving with a UD, Gilbert Venegas Jr. remains undefeated to fight on.
Wes Nofire and Joey Abell put on a fight that lasted only three rounds, with plenty of action on PBC on FS1 Tuesday, May 17.
Nofire (19-1, 15 KOs) started the night undefeated, never having been knocked down. Abell (32-9, 30 KOs) however, was returning from a loss in November.
From the onset of the match, Nofire couldn’t avoid the left coming from Abell. Exchanges were thrown by both fighters, but Abell would find angles and capitalize consistently. As the second round came to an end, the southpaw Abell delivered a combination that sent Nofire to the canvas for the first time in his career.
As round 3 started, it was clear that Nofire was still hurt from the end of round 2. Within 45 seconds of the third round, Nofire was floored again. Beating the eight count, Nofire valiantly fought off Abell but it was to no avail.
Connecting with 42% of his punches, Joey Abell finished Wes Nofire by TKO with one minute left in round 3.
Murat Gassiev faced Jordan Shimmell in a cruiserweight bout on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, Minnesota. This fight was broadcast live as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series.
The fight was scheduled for 12-rounds but Gassiev had other plans.
Shimmell was aggressive out of the gate. He was boxing smart and utilizing his jab to keep Gassiev at bay. Shimmell seemed in control until the final seconds of the first round when Gassiev landed a devastating left hand which instantly dropped Shimmell to the canvas. The punch was easily a KO-of-the-year candidate.
The fight was immediately waved off and Gassiev was awarded with the KO victory. He remains undefeated and has positioned himself to be a real threat in the cruiserweight division.
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