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2016 Olympic Champion Daniyar Yeleussinov Impresses in Pro Debut in Brooklyn

Olympic champion Daniyar Yeleussinov stole the show in his professional debut scoring a third-round knockout over Noah Kidd (3-1-1, 2 KOs) on the Daniel Jacobs-Muciej Sulecki undercard at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The official time of the stoppage was 2:53 of the third round.

The Junior Middleweight Yeleussinov won the gold medal representing Kazakhstan at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Yeleussinov also participated in the 2012 London Olympics and was recognized as one of the top amateur fighters in the world in 2013 when he won a world championship.

Making his debut at the age of 27, Yeleussinov overpowered Kidd with a selection of crisp right hands that found the mark and dropped Kidd for the first time in the third round.

Kidd was game and tried to continue but the onslaught continued and Yeleussinov continued landing a steady diet of right hands until Kidd almost felt out of the ring and referee Eddie Claudio called a halt to the action.


Photo by Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing

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