The undercard duel of the big boxing evening from the Matchroom promotion in Tashkent, Uzbekistan has ended.
The contender for the title in the first middleweight (up to 69.9 kg), 26-year-old Uzbek Israil Madrimov (6-0-0, 5 KO) met with 30-year-old Congolese prospect Emmani Kalombo (14-0-0, 14 KO).
Madrimov, as the owner of the ring, took the center, but this did not bother Kalombo, who, having a significant advantage in height, tried to meet an opponent at a distance.
A promising start came to nothing. Madrimov raised the pace, and Kalombo did not move on to accented work, starting to give rounds very casually.
In the middle of the meeting, the Congolese perked up and, due to his activity, leveled the fight, but the favorite did not give himself offense, again raising the pace, and in the 8th round he managed to issue a knockdown, but failed to finish.
Official score of judges: 100-89, 99-90 and 98-92. MadrimovUD 10.