By: Sean Crose
The 34-2 tremendous middleweight Jose Uzcategui squared off towards the 13-0 Vladimir Shishkin on the Michel Rivera-Frank Marin undercard Saturday evening on the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The battle was a title eliminator and was scheduled for 12 rounds. Uzcategui landed properly within the first minute of the opening spherical. Shiskin labored his jab all through the chapter whereas Uzcategui remained on the hunt.
The second spherical was a quick paced affair, although it was changing into clear that Uzcategui was the more durable hitting of the 2 males. Nonetheless, by spherical’s finish, Uzcategui was changing into much less aggressive. The third noticed Shishkin come alive, peppering his man with one-twos all through the chapter. The fourth spherical was motion packed, with each males buying and selling robust pictures.
Issues remained shut within the fifth, although it appeared Uzcategui’s pictures may need beginning taking a toll on his man. Every fighter had his moments within the sixth, although Shishkin couldn’t appear to fully overcome his veteran opponent’s aggressive, transfer in and strike fashion. Credit score needed to go to Shishkin within the seventh, for he merely wouldn’t permit himself to be damaged below the load of Uzcategui’s aggression.
Uzcategui landed cleanly and arduous within the eighth, however Shishkin’s punches’ have been discovering their goal in spectacular style. Each males engaged in sharp capturing within the ninth in what had grow to be and intensely excessive octane affair. Uzcategui’s stress propelled the tenth, although Shishkin actually landed some good pictures. But Uzcategui continued placing on the stress within the eleventh.
The twelfth and closing spherical noticed each males swing and land as that they had all through the complete entertaining affair. Finally, it was Shishkin who walked away with a unanimous resolution win.