The outcomes in Dearborn, Michigan

The outcomes in Dearborn, Michigan

Outcomes of Hometown Favorites at Hype Athletics Center in Dearborn, Michigan

The two hometown main event favorites won their respective bouts in front of a rowdy and vocal audience that packed the Hype Athletics Center in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Husam Al Mashhadi was pushed to the limit by Gabriel Smith of Houston over the course of six rounds in the main event.

Welterweight With first-round knockouts or stoppages, Al Mashhadi, has breezed through his first five opponents. Once the opening bell sounded, it was immediately apparent that Smith would be a challenging target. Al Mashhadi appeared to win the first two rounds in a tactical battle. The third verse was a turning point in the battle. Smith ramped up his aggression, throwing combinations and boxing well to the point that he bloodied Al Mashhadi’s nose.

Smith’s winning ways carried on in the final frame as well. The fifth round was the slowest of them all, and with three minutes left it looked like an upset was on the horizon. A rousing round six came from Al Mashhadi, who outworked Smith and stole the action.

Al Mashhadi improved to (6-0, 5 KOs) with scoring of 58-56 twice and a way too wide 60-54, demonstrating the closeness of the fight. If Smith were to (11-7-1, 4 KOs). Al Mashhadi’s group deserves credit for providing Husam with a challenging new challenge, which he aced.

Both Michael Awada, the promoter, and Lina Kurylyuk, the matchmaker, did a great job with their six-round pairings. Gheith Karim, a super welterweight, competed against Ramses Agaton, a Mexican, in the co-main event. First round, Agaton suffered a gash near his right eye that he believed was caused by a butt, but referee Steve Daher ruled a punch caused it.

In the second round, Agaton argued with referee Daher about what he saw as Karim’s excessive head contact. Fortunately, the situation returned to normal, and the fight went on. Agaton did some fantastic work along the ropes and landed some beautiful shots on Karim on multiple occasions. Karim countered with solid combinations of his own, and a cut from Agaton left blood all over Karim’s white trunks and gloves.

When the closing seconds of the round ticked away, both boxers gave the judges a performance they wouldn’t soon forget. The judges’ cards added up to 60-54, 59-55, and 57-57, therefore Karim went with the middle score. In the main event, Karim improved his record to (9-0, 3-KOs) while Agaton’s fell to (22-14-3, 12-KOs).

The remaining fights were all four-rounders. Hassain Bilal, of Dearborn, Michigan, improved to 4-0 with four knockout victories with a second round technical knockout (TKO) victory over professional debutante Jordy Tientcheu. Tientcheu is a Cameroonian who was born in Detroit. In his first three fights, all three were first-round finishes for Bilal, most recently eight days ago in Detroit.

As he heavily knocked out Tientcheu after the first round, he nearly made it four in a row. Frank Garza, the referee, waved off the middleweight bout when Tientcheu bravely came out for the second round but was quickly overwhelmed by Bilal’s free, powerful punches.

Dearborn cruiserweight Mohamed Awada improved his record to by knocking out Brandon Bates of Grand Rapids by a five-round technical knockout (2-0, 2 KOs). In his professional debut, Bates fought with an awkward herky-jerky technique that Awada had no trouble overcoming. Awada knocked Bates down twice in the first round and three more times in the second, forcing referee Daher to stop the fight at 1:13 of the second round.

Walid Muhsein, a super lightweight from Detroit, evened his record to (1-1, 1 KO) with a first-round knockout victory over Darius Frazier, a professional boxer from Kalamazoo. Frazier was already on the ground once when he took a knee for the second time and was ruled out by referee Garza. Super welterweights Marcus Wilson and Antoine Blassingame fought it out in an exciting matchup.

Looking for some tips on betting for boxing matches? Check out our sports betting guide. In a recent fight, Wilson defeated Blassingame on the scorecards (40-35 x 2, 39-36) thanks largely to a knockdown in the second round. Wilson improves to (2-0, 1 KO), while Blassingame falls to (0-2). Wilson is originally from Pontiac, while Blassingame lives in Flint. Ali Atat, a local heavyweight, made a successful professional debut by knocking out Conway Beaudry of Grand Rapids in the first round (at :55) with two knockdowns.



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