Roy Jones Jr. Destroys Hany Atiyo in One Round

By Alexey Sukachev

Krasnodar, Russia - Ya'll musta forgot! If indeed it's true, then Roy Jones Jr. (59-8, 42 KOs) gave a sudden and scintillating reminder of his brilliant youth by knocking out vastly overmatched Egyptian Hani Atiyo (14-3, 10 KOs) in just 75 seconds of round one. Jones immediately started working the body of a taller and seemingly more athletic opponent. Then he exploded with yet another left hook to the liver, which sent Atiyo down and out in front of a roaring crowd of thankful fans.

Jones has retained his WBU cruiserweight strap for the second time since winning it less than a year ago. That was also his first first-round kayo victory since a memorable annihilation of Montell Griffin, in a rematch of his first (DQ) career loss seventeen years from this point.


In a terrific fistiana and one of the best fights on the Russian boxing scene thus far in 2014, former Boxcino contestant Fedor "Mr. Knockout" Papazov (16-1, 10 KOs) acquired a vacant WBC Baltic lightweight title by effectively annihilating upset-minded Dominican Felix Lora (18-13-5, 9 KOs) via a one-sided but very entertaining unanimous decision. Scores were: 99-85 (Yuri Tamm), 98-86 (Yuri Koptsev) and 98-87 (Victor Panin) - for the Russian fighter.

Both combatants chose to slug it out in close quarters, exchanging heavy blows, delivering hard shots - mostly left hooks - with bad intentions. Papazov's power was well felt by Lora, but Lora's punches - they too - were well felt by the Russian. However, boxing in a lighter weight class than usual, Lora proved to be less durable as the freaky power of Papazov began to take its toll on the opponent. The fight was quite erratic. Lora was deducted one point in rounds four, six and eight for various violations. He was also put down hard in the sixth with the right of Papazov, and also took a knee in round seven. Both fighters battled it till the very end, which was in favour of Papazov. Lora has lost his third straight.


WBC #8 welterweight David Avanesyan (18-1-1, 9 KOs) got a workmanlike ten-round decision over tough&rough Argentinean Ramon de la Cruz Sena (18-13-2, 11 KOs).

Avanesyan showed skills but hardly any poise against the defensive-minded opponent. Sena had some mild success in the opening round, rocking Avanesyan with a couple of  well-placed punches. Avanesyan got back well in the second and the fight was all his after that. De la Cruz Sena was sometimes very passive just running away from the Russia-based Armenian. He did it so often that he has seemingly injured his knee doing that in the later rounds.

All three judges had it one-sidedly for Avanesyan, who has defended his WBC Baltic title for the second time: 99-91, 100-91, and 100-90. The Argentinean is now 0-2 in the last two fights against the Russian Armenian (he has previously lost on a kayo yo Aik Shakhnazaryan).


The Humanoid walks the Earth! WBO #8 rated light welterweight Aik "Humanoid" Shakhnazaryan (14-0, 5 KOs) has impressively scored a shutout unanimous over rugged but limited Argentinean Sergio Mauricio Gil (16-4-2, 11 KOs).

Shakhnazaryan has slowly been breaking Gil down all fight long. His right uppercut was a major weapon in the contest, allowing also a left hook to land right after it. Gil showed determination and durability to sustain prolonged punishment. However, he was unable to cope well with Aik's power twice in the fight - firstly, in the the midst of the fifth, when Shakhnazaryan dropped Gil on a fusilade of punches. Then again in the tenth, Aik has geared on with seconds remaining in the fight, and put the Argentinean down with yet another right hand. Gil has barely survived the remaining seconds of the bout. Scores were: 100-88, 100-88 and 100-89 - in favour of the Russia-based Armenian.


19-year old Vladikavkaz native Soslan Tedeev (4-0, 4 KOs), who has debuted at pro ranks this May, impressively knocked out Georgian journeyman Bacho Kvaratskhelia (13-12-3, 6 KOs) in the third round of scheduled six. The bout has been fought at lightweight limit. Time of stoppage was 2:20.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Light_Speed on 09-27-2014

That opponent wasn't very good to say the least. Roy has found his niche : fight low level opponents in Russia where he still gets the star treatment. It's working well for him, but if he goes for another title…

Comment by Crazylegs77 on 09-27-2014

[QUOTE=mathed;14982060]Good for Jones but that dude didn't even try to block the body shots at all, he got hit with the same punch like 4 times.[/QUOTE] Speed kills baby. Didnt even see it coming, he just felt it!:boxing: Yall musta…

Comment by jaded on 09-27-2014

[QUOTE=-MAKAVELLI-;14981397][IMG][/IMG][/QUOTE] That gif is crazy

Comment by jaded on 09-27-2014

Atiyo is pretty dumb...Roy kept hitting him in the liver and he didn't even try to make any adjustment and just made it available for the taking until finally he dropped after about the 5th shot.

Comment by [email protected] on 09-27-2014

is atiyo a boxer?

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