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Evan Holyfield Earns 16 second KO1 in Pro Debut


Las Vegas, November 2nd, 2019- Well that was quick. Making his professional debut Evan Holyfield 1-0 1KO blew Nick Winstead of Abita Springs, Louisiana away in just 16 seconds. The son of Evander Holyfield, young Evan will have to spend a career answering questions about his famous father and deal with comparisons. Tonight in his first taste of big event boxing he gave an impactful introduction that begs to see him again.

Evan Holyfield drops Nick Winstead Photo Lina Baker
Photo Lina Baker

Bakhram Murtazaliev 17-0 13KOs was more consistent down the 12 round stretch against Jorge Fortea 20-2-1 6KOs of Spain in an IBF Super Welterweight title eliminator. Murtazaliev landed the cleaner punches first and last in the exchanges in a methodical performance that showed patience and maturity. Fortea had moments in the fight but couldn’t produce the firepower needed to keep the Russian off of him. On scores of

Photo Lina Baker
Photo Lina Baker

Tristan Kalkreuth 3-0 2KOs ground out an uninspiring unanimous decision win over opponent Twon  Smith 3-4 2KOs. Winning on dominant scores of 40-36 (twice) and 39-37 Kalkreuth wasn’t particularly excellent during the fight. There is work to do on fundamentals to prevent the highly touted prospect from being hit cleanly. “I knew he was tough, he had twice the pro experience I did. He’s pretty much a veteran but for that being my third fight I think I did good. I wish I put more punches on him and obviously the one thing that boxers want is to get the KO and that didn’t happen but I know this fight is going to help me later down in the road.” Kalkreuth said after the fight.

Photo Lina Baker
Photo Lina Baker

Meiirim Nurusultanov 13-0 8KOs ground out a 10-round unanimous decision victory over Cristian Olivas 16-6 13KOs to earn the WBC USNBC Middleweight title. Olivas tried to rally late in the fight but te fundamentals of Nurusultanov were too much to overcome.

Photo Lina Baker

Bektemir Melikuziev 3-0 3KOs opened the card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena stopping Las Vegas native Clay Collard 4-2-3 1KO “I was very surprised at how durable he was. But it was a good experience. He was very tough. I needed this to get rounds of experience.” Said Melikuziev.

About Albert Baker

Writer/Producer/Director of the Under the Hand Wraps documentary series and owner of Albert Baker is currently based in Fresno, California and has been covering boxing since 2014.

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