This Murat Gassiev knockout body punch in the World Boxing Super Series is as perfect and accurately placed as you’ll see.
IBF cruiserweight world champion Murat Gassiev not only retained his world title in some style last night in the World Boxing Super Series quarter final, but progressed forward to the semi-final of the tournament to set up an intriguing showdown with Cuban Yunier Dorticos.
A man who also got off the a fast start in the series in recent times.
Fighting last night in Newark, New Jersey, unbeaten champion Gassiev improved his record to 25-0-18KO with a stunning stoppage over former champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk.
Ultimately, Gassiev controlled the bout from start to finish with his opponent unable to offer much more than the odd jab while been hunted down over three rounds.
By the third round this hunt was nearing it’s finish for the champion, who landed this laser like body shot that closed the show: (hat tip BoxingHypeStore.com Twitter)
Murat Gassiev Knockout To The Body
— BoxingHypeStore.com (@BoxingHype) October 22, 2017
A perfectly placed shot without doubt.
Following the fight, Cuban Dorticos got in the ring and mentioned he thought Gassiev’s vanquished foe was ‘past his prime’ and that in him next up, Gassiev will be facing a real cruiserweight contender with significant punching power.
Here is how the cruiserweight tournament tree now looks in the tournament via the WBSS Twitter account:
Here's the updated Cruiserweight Tournament Tree… ?
What's your Final match-up pick? ?
— WBSuperSeries (@WBSuperSeries) October 22, 2017
(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/Ringstar Sports)