Considered one of Artur Beterbiev’s sparring companions knocked off an undefeated fighter Friday night time in Verona, New York.
Australia’s Clay Waterman labored his approach inside Kenmon Evans’ jab after the primary spherical, persistently linked with the more durable punches thereafter and received their eight-round mild heavyweight bout by unanimous resolution. Waterman received on the scorecards of judges Don Ackerman (77-75), Glenn Feldman (78-74) and Tom Schreck (78-74).
Showtime televised Waterman’s win because the opener of a “ShoBox: The New Technology” tripleheader from Turning Stone Resort On line casino.
Waterman, 27, improved to 11-0 (8 KOs) and boxed past the sixth spherical for the primary time in his profession. The 31-year-old Evans (10-1-1, 3 KOs), a former bareknuckle fighter from New Smyrna Seaside, Florida, had his seven-fight profitable streak snapped.
By the point the eighth and closing spherical started, Waterman was approach forward and effectively on his method to his eleventh skilled win.
Waterman landed two proper uppercuts and a left hook with just below a minute remaining of their combat. A left hook by Waterman made Evans stumble a bit greater than 50 seconds into the eighth spherical.
Waterman lunged ahead and landed a left hook that snapped Evans’ head again late within the seventh spherical. Evans landed a proper uppercut and adopted up with an overhand proper with just below 40 secons on the clock within the seventh spherical.
Evans drilled Waterman with a proper hand about 55 seconds into the sixth spherical, however Waterman took it effectively.
Again-to-back left hooks by Waterman affected Evans and made him maintain his opponent with 45 seconds on the clock within the sixth spherical.
Waterman blasted Evans with a proper hand about 1:20 into the sixth spherical. Evans shook his head to point he wasn’t damage.
Waterman landed a proper uppercut after which a right-left mixture throughout a 10-second stretch within the second half of the fifth spherical.
Waterman’s left in an alternate caught Evans rather less than a minute into the fifth spherical. Waterman linked with one other left hook that knocked Evans into the ropes about 20 seconds later.
Waterman’s left to Evans’ physique made Evans transfer away from him with simply over a minute to go within the fourth spherical.
Waterman’s energy jab stopped Evans in his tracks with just below 30 seconds on the clock within the third spherical. A proper hand by Waterman snapped again Evans’ head and appeared to stun him about 1:05 into the third spherical.
Waterman, who made his approach inside higher in the course of the second spherical than within the opening three minutes, landed a proper hand late in that spherical. Waterman beforehand landed a proper hand about 30 seconds into the second spherical.
The taller Evans established distance in the course of the first half of the primary spherical and landed many laborious jabs as Waterman tried to work his approach inside. Waterman lastly backed Evans into the ropes and landed a left hand with simply over 20 seconds on the clock within the first spherical.
Keith Idec is a senior author/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He will be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.