Andrey Fedosov pulled off a huge upset Saturday in Fedosov’s first fight in 2½ years.
Fedosov drilled heavily favored Mahammadrasul Majidov with a picture-perfect right hand that dropped Majidov just 59 seconds into their scheduled 12-round fight on the Demetrius Andrade-Liam Williams undercard. Majidov fell awkwardly on his right ankle and that injury prevented Majidov from fighting back once he got up from that knockdown.
Majidov got up from that first knockdown, but he couldn’t put pressure on his right foot. Another right hand by Fedosov dropped Majidov as soon as the action resumed, with 1:44 to go in the opening round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Referee Samuel Burgos stopped the fight as soon as Majidov went down for the second time. The time of the stoppage was 1:24 of the first round.
Russia’s Fedosov improved to 32-3 and produced his 26th knockout. Majidov, a highly touted prospect from Baku, Azerbaijan, slipped to 3-1 (3 KOs).
Majidov was removed from the ring on a stretcher due to his ankle injury.
Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.