Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Shohjahon Ergashev Demolishes Ruiz in One Round

By Francisco Salazar

Junior lightweight prospect Shohjahon Ergashev did not want to get rounds in during a stay-busy fight.

The hard-hitting Ergashev dropped Nazareno Gaston Ruiz twice early in the opening round, earning another knockout victory Friday night at the Olimp in Krasnador, Russia.

Ergashev hurt Gaston immediately after the opening bell sounded to start the fight, dropping him moments later with a left hand to the head. Gaston stood up, but Ergashev trapped him in a corner, unleashing a barrage that dropped him to the canvas.

Referee Yuri Koptsev immediately stopped the fight in 18 seconds.


The southpaw Ergashev, who was an amateur standout in Uzbekistan and now resides in Detroit, Michigan, improves to 15-0, 14 knockouts. The 27-year-old is promoted by Dmitriy Salita.

Ergashev’s most impressive win took place on Jan. 12, when he stopped Sonny Fredrickson in the third round of a fight that aired on a ‘ShoBox’ telecast.
Gaston, who resides in Buenos Aires, Argentina, drops to 32-18, 11 KOs.

In the main event, fringe lightweight contender Aik Shakhnazaryan won a 12-round split decision over Fedor Papazov.

One judge scored the bout 115-113 for Papazov, while the other two judges scored the bout 115-113 and 116-112 for Shakhnazaryan, who improves to 23-2, 11 KOs.

Papazov falls to 21-3, 12 KOs.

Light heavyweight Sergei Ekimov (18-0, 9 KOs) dropped Stanislov Kashtanov en route to an eight-round split decision victory.

Ekimov dropped Kashtanov early in round three and won 78-73 and 78-74 two of the judges’ scorecards. Kashtanov (36-4, 21 KOs) won 77-75 on third judge’s scorecard.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing  

User Comments and Feedback
Top Headlines
Tyson Fury Adds Stitch Duran To The Team De La Hoya: Canelo Can Pick and Choose Who He Wants To Fight Naoya Inoue's Top Rank Debut Versus Casimero; Likely 4/25 In Vegas Redkach, Jarrett Hurd, Fulton, Khegai, Santana - Workouts Arum Wants Crawford-McGregor In Octagon & Boxing Ring DAZN Weights From Costa Mesa: Quigley 164.4, Marin 162.2 Danny Garcia in Top Form For Redkach Clash Daniel Roman Wants Rey Vargas or Emanuel Navarette Next Williams-Rosario FOX Broadcast Peaked At 1,565,000 Viewers Prasovic vs. Puhalo Cruiserweight Title Eliminator Ordered By WBO Falcao vs. Yilixiati Set Down as Co-Feature To Ramirez-Postol Fury's Promoter Rubbishes Joshua's Claim of Talks With Wilder Hooker: I'd Shock Prograis; Make It Easier Than People Think Garcia-Redkach: Showtime To Live Stream Undercard Fights De La Hoya: Charlo's Handlers Turned Down 'Very Lucrative Offer' For Canelo Fight Briedis, Dorticos - Face To Face at Latvia Presser Mattice-Gonzalez Tops ShoBox Quadrupleheader, February 14 Perrella: Come February 15 I'm Coming To Dominate, Hashtag AdiosRamos Rosario's Promoter: Rosario-Jermell Charlo Is A 50-50 Fight De La Hoya: Mayweather-McGregor Rematch Would Be Same Story Otto Wallin Gives Wilder-Fury Prediction, Talks Career, Options Barthelemy-Puello 3/28 in Las Vegas For Interim-WBA Title on Showtime Euro News: Matteo Signani, James Kraft, Abass Barou, More Parker's Coach Does Not Expect Oleksandr Usyk Clash To Happen Claressa Shields: I'd School Braekhus, She Will Lose To Taylor! Wilfredo Mendez vs. Pedro Villegas Title Clash Set For February 8 Danny Garcia Vows To Bring A-Game, Make No Mistakes With Redkach Canelo Could Headline Overseas Event in 2020, Says De La Hoya De La Hoya: Shields vs. Jimenez Would Be an Incredible Fight Klitschko's Trainer: Wilder Did Not Get Knocked Out, He Did Get Dropped De La Hoya: Saunders Is Not The Frontrunner For Canelo Fight Maureen Shea Stops Martina Horgasz in Six in Hallandale, Florida Oubaali-Donaire Purse Bid Hearing Postponed, WBC Grants One-Week Extension Anthony Joshua Eager To Face Usyk, Says Fury is a 'Bit of a Waffler' Jake Paul: This is Not a One-Off, I Want To Keep Fighting Rau'shee Warren, Caleb Truax Return on Plant-Feigenbutz Card De La Hoya: I Think 168 Would Be A Nice Move For Canelo Joshua-Pulev: IBF Grants Extension As They Continue To Negotiate Deal News: Cletus Seldin, Raynel Mederos, Trinidad Vargas, More Dorticos Confident That He Will Put Briedis To Sleep
Latest Forum Threads