Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. - In the evening's co-main event, an entertaining battle of undefeated contenders, (16-1, 12KOs), from Almaty, Kazakhstan, to capture the vacant IBO super middleweight world title. (photos by Melina Pizano)
Behind on all three scorecards going into the final round, Góngora decked Akhmedov in the first minute of the round, the first time Akhmedov ever suffered a knockdown, before finishing him off with a left uppercut to get the knockout victory at 1:57 of round 12.
Also on the card, John Ryder (29-5, 16 KOs), from London, won a unanimous decision (100-90, 99-91, 96-94 ) in a 10-round super middleweight bout over Michael Guy (12-6-1, 5 KOs), from Sacramento.
In her American debut, WBA super featherweight world champion Hyun Mi Choi (18-0-1, 4 KOs), of Seoul, successfully defended her title in a spirited fight, winning a 10-round unanimous decision (99-91, 98-92, 97-93) over Calista Silgado (19-12-3, 14 KOs), of Santiago de Tolu, Colombia. Silgado came in over the weight limit and was ineligible to win the title.