Mokhnatkin won on points in a duel with Karimov
Fighter Mikhail Mokhnatkin won on points in a duel against Islam Karimov. The REN TV Fight Club tournament is being held on May 27 live on REN TV.
The main advantage of the Russian athlete was speed. It is noted that Karimov often missed the opponent’s blows. Nevertheless, the Uzbek-Turkmen fighter was able to hold out until the end of the competition.
Despite the fact that Mokhnatkin did not manage to knock out his opponent, the judges unanimously awarded him the victory.
Earlier in the tournament, boxer Shulsky defeated pop-MMA fighter Bruce Khlebnikov by technical knockout.
Prior to that, boxer Alexei Tishchenko defeated former WBA world champion Venezuelan Nehomar Sermeno on points.
On Friday, Islam Karimov commented on the upcoming fight, noting that he considers it an honor to meet Mikhail Mokhnatkin in the ring.
The day before, promoter Vladimir Khryunov commented on the replacement of Shtyrkov by MMA fighter Karimov in the fight with Mokhnatkin. According to him, the athletes could not agree on the weight, “Ivan weighs less than 100 kg, and his opponent – 107-108 kg.”
On May 27, the REN TV Fight Club tournament began in Omsk. Super Series. And the main event of the evening was the fight between Russian boxer Alexei Papin, who is one step away from the WBC champion title, and Montenegrin Dilan Prashovich.
The broadcast on the REN TV channel started at 22:00 Moscow time and 01:00 Omsk time. The special guest of the evening is a musician, poet and rap artist Misha Mavashi.