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Ergashev Knocks Out Estrella With Body Shot In First Round

Shohjahon Ergashev barely needed 90 seconds to get rid of Adrian Estrella on Friday night.

The hard-hitting junior welterweight prospect nailed Estrella with a devastating body shot that left Estrella writhing in pain on the canvas. His hard left to Estrella’s midsection sent the temporarily paralyzed fighter to his side.


Estrella held his side and squirmed on the canvas, but he couldn’t even attempt to beat referee Paul Parry’s count. Parry waved an end to their scheduled 10-round fight just one minute and 32 seconds into it.

The left-handed Ergashev beat on his chest and demonstratively celebrated after their fight was stopped at WinnaVegas Casino & Resort in Sloan, Iowa. Uzbekistan’s Ergashev, 28, improved to 18-0 and produced his 16th knockout in a fight Showtime aired as part of a “ShoBox: The New Generation” tripleheader.

His first-round knockout defeat marked the third time in Estrella’s 34-fight, 10-year career that the native Mexican lost inside the distance. Estrella, of Fort Worth, Texas, is 1-4 in his past five fights and 29-5 overall, including 24 knockouts.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing. 

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by MDPopescu on 01-18-2020

...this Uzbek dude can go at 154 even tomorrow...

Comment by Bronx2245 on 01-18-2020

Ergashev vs. Baranchyk! Great co-main for Barrios vs. Akhmedov 2! Let's Go! 140 is on fire! Subriel Matias, Let's Go...[B]AVANZA![/B] Eff Pandas, how'd you like that? Salute to Kronk's!

Comment by MulaKO on 01-18-2020

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;20331440][/QUOTE] Think he watches much boxing 🥊 🥊 🥊

Comment by _Rexy_ on 01-18-2020

[QUOTE=PredatorStyle;20331319]Was a dive, stupid one. Looked like a premiership footballer.[/QUOTE]

Comment by PredatorStyle on 01-17-2020

Was a dive, stupid one. Looked like a premiership footballer.

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