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Gold Medalist Yeleussinov Wins Pro Debut By 3rd-Round KO

By Keith Idec

NEW YORK – It took two-plus rounds Saturday night, but Daniyar Yeleussinov ultimately made an impressive pro debut.

Kazakhstan’s Yeleussinov knocked down Noah Kidd twice during the third round and won their scheduled four-round, 150-pound bout by technical knockout on the Daniel Jacobs-Maciej Sulecki undercard at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Kidd gave the highly touted Yeleussinov some difficulty during the first two rounds, until Yeleussinov unloaded a straight left hand that knocked Kidd under the bottom rope with just under one minute to go in the third round.

Kidd got up and tried to fight through the trouble. Trading with Yeleussinov led to his downfall moments later.

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Yeleussinov landed a straight left to Kidd’s midsection that sent Kidd to the canvas again. Referee Eddie Claudio quickly stopped the fight following the second knockdown, at 2:52 of the third round.

Yeleussinov, 27, won the welterweight gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 22-year-old Kidd, of Jefferson City, Missouri, lost for the first time as a pro (3-1-1, 2 KOs).

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

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HI-TECH Boxing on 04-29-2018

I liked what I saw, especially considering this was only his third fight since the Olympics. Hopefully they keep him active and move him fast.

Comment by Outworn on 04-29-2018

Daniyar Yeleussinov, welterweight gold medalist at the 2016 Olympics, scored a knockout of Noah Kidd at 2:52 of round 3 to win his pro debut in Brooklyn #JacobsSulecki pic.twitter.com/jN9aqxtJLP— Ryan Songalia (@ryansongalia) April…

Comment by Outworn on 04-29-2018

WATCH: New Matchroom signing Daniyar Yeleussinov started his professional career with an impressive stoppage win against Noah Kidd. https://t.co/r0OWXUGNit— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) April 29, 2018 Use UK vpn if…

Comment by Tony Trick-Pony on 04-28-2018

Rod Salka next...

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