It’s another notch in the win column, another knockout delivered, and zero damage taken as Super-Middleweight prospect 🇰🇿Ali Akhmedov (16-0-0, 12KO) got rid of Phoenix, Arizona’s 🇺🇸Andrew Hernandez (20-8-2, 9KO) in 44 seconds Saturday night on the Golovkin-Derevyanchenko undercard at Madison Square Garden.
Akhmedov met Hernandez center ring and immediately began gauging the perfect distance to deliver his right hand. It didn’t take long as he landed it flush along the 33 year old journeyman’s temple, sending him tumbling to the canvas. When Hernandez got to his feet referee Eddie Claudio saw right away that he was still on very unsteady legs and waved the bout off giving Akhmedov the TKO win.
So, we got to see the 24 year old Golovkin protege in action, albeit in just about the shortest fashion possible. Not a huge surprise that it would end this way when you consider that Hernandez was a late fill in that has always been stopped at this level. We can hope that we see Akhmedov get some rounds to work in his future fights coming up, as he makes for an intriguing prospect at 168.