ALIEV EXTENDS UNBEATEN START TO PRO CAREER
Who? French Olympic heavyweight Mourad Aliev.
What? The 26-year-old moved to 4-0 as a professional with second round stoppage of Mirko Tintor in Istanbul, Turkey.
Aliev floored his rival twice before a third knockdown forced the referee to step in and call the contest off, with less than a minute of the round remaining.
What next? Aliev, known as the ‘White Wolf’ has now fought four times in seven months and his contest in Turkey was a first scheduled eight rounder of his career.
By the end of his first year as a pro, Aliev will expect to be well ranked with the sanctioning bodies and ready for a title shot in 2023.
After the fight, Aliev said: “Once again, I showed the world that I am the real deal and that everyone will soon know the name of the White Wolf.
“I will see you all next time, for another devastating KO win!”
KO IN COSTA RICA
Who? American featherweight prospectNathan Rodriguez
What? The 17-year American moved to 6-0 as a pro with a TKO win over Jose Cordero in Costa Rica on Saturday’s co-promotion between 3MG and Probellum.