Aidos Yerbossynuly knocked out Lennox Allen in the tenth round to win their World Boxing Association (WBA) super middleweight eliminator, which was held on Sunday night at the Nursultan Jekpe-Jek Arena in Astana, Kazakhstan.
The strong local fighter had to work hard against an opponent who did not make it easy for him at any time. In fact, Allen was more than willing to stand toe to toe and hit Yerbossynuly with hard punches during several exchanges in the fight.
It was a fight with a lot of drama and good action, with the popular Kazakh fighter solving the puzzle thanks to his strength. In fact, Allen had hurt the local man at the beginning of the tenth round, but Yerbossynuly was able to keep his cool and regained his control of the fight.
During the tenth, Yerbossynuly had Allen against the ropes and he was able to connect a right straight followed by a left hook and sent him to the canvas. Allen was visibly hurt. He heard the referee’s count, but he was unable to get back to his feet. It was the first time Allen had been knocked out in his career.
Yerbossynuly, 29, remains undefeated in 16 fights, 11 of them won before the limit. For his part, Allen's record dropped down to 22 wins, 2 losses, 1 draw and 14 knockouts.