Offender Khizhnyak won the third victory in the pros


Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK. The offender of the Ukrainian middleweight Alexander Khizhnyak in the final of the Olympic Games-2020, the Brazilian middleweight prospect (up to 72.6 kg)
Ebert Conceição Souza (3-0, 1 KO) passed the Briton without a shine
Gideon Onyenani (4-2, 0 KOs).

The favorite did not force things, jabbed solidly, often doubled blows with his front hand, periodically punched through the opponent’s stomach. Then I connected twos, tried to combine. Conceição has very solid body hooks. The underdog felt the blow to the liver, but survived.

The underdog clearly even had a plan for the fight – he tried to counter the jab. In the 2nd round, Conceição changed his stances for some reason. The fight leveled off a little, and the underdog tried to work a little as the first number. The favorite is clearly afraid of infighting.

The Olympian jacked up the density of the fight a little in the 3rd round, but he worked without any imagination and invested too much in punches instead of working in series. In the 4th three-minute period, he went under the right hook several times well.

In the 5th round, Conceição almost completely switched to body punches. Onyenani answered less and less, began to clinch more often and reached the final gong without any problems. The favorite was not impressed.

Referee score: 60-54.

Conceição PTS 6.

In the second flyweight limit (up to 52.2 kg), the British Thomas Essomba (11-8-1, 4 KOs) and
Marcel Braithwaite (14-3, 0 KOs). It was a semi-final selection – the winner in the next fight will fight for the title of champion of Great Britain according to the BBC.

The duel went the whole distance, but obviously did not work out. And the judges completely disagreed: 116-113, 117-111 and 114-116.

Braithwet SD 12.