Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez, 24-0-(16), scored a spectacular first round stoppage win over Denis “Drago’s Son” Grachev, 13-2-1-(8).at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco on Saturday.
Rodriguez hurt Grachev from the start and floored less than halfway through the round . As soon as Grachev got up Rodriguez put him down again. The bout was stopped by referee Stanley Christodoulou 2:50 of the round. The win earned Rodriguez $600,000.
On the undercard WBA light welterweight champ Khabib Allakhverdiev scored an 11th round tko over former titleholder Souleymane M’baye Allakhverdiev floored M’baye in round two. and again in round eight. The fight ended when the referee stepped after 2.27 of round 11 to save M’baye from further punishment.
July 13, 2013