IBF eliminator: Shishkin beat ex-champion Uskategui – video


Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, USA. In the IBF semi-final eliminator, Russian super-middleweight prospect (up to 76.2 kg) Vladimir Shishkin (14-0, 8 KOs) passed former world champion Venezuelan Jose Uzcategui (32-5, 27 KOs).

Shishkin did what he was good at: he moved and jabbed constantly. It turned out that Uskategi was ready for this – he tried to counter blows with his front hand, threw twos, put pressure well.

Uskategi started well in the 2nd round, hit with an overhand. In this three-minute period, he leaned a little more on blows to the body. Shishkin had to clinch from time to time. Due to the combinational work, the Russian looks a little better, but still misses.

Cool fight. Left hooks to the body from the ex-champion slowed down the favorite – he can hardly endure these blows. Shishkin began to tie the hands of the aggressor, was forced to accept exchanges, worked to the limit. But he still looked better: multi-hit combinations, beautiful uppercuts.

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There were many mutual fouls, including blows to the back of the head and after the referee’s signal. By the 5th round, the fight lost a little in entertainment – both were tired, often clinched. After the equator, Shishkin’s strikes lost speed. The ex-champion had a chance to upset the favorite. Beautifully hit Shishkin with an uppercut in the 8th round. He, it turns out, holds well (unlike Uskategi, he has never been knocked down).

These combos from Shishkin

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In the 9th three-minute period, the referee severely reprimanded the Russian for hitting after the signal. 30 seconds before the gong, he picked up blows, received a cut near his left eye. But this Uskategi is not enough – only a knockout will save him. Perhaps the 10th three-minute period will also go to the asset of the Venezuelan. Shishkin is tired, missed many more shots today than ever before.

No, it won’t work. Uskategi himself is tired. In the 11th round, the fight slowed down, which was to the advantage of the Russian. Shishkin struck again after the referee’s signal, but he forgot about his threats. The ex-champion did not have the strength for the final assault.

The score of the judges: 115-113, 117-111 and 117-111 in favor of the favorite.

Shishkin UD 12.

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