Medzhidm Bektemirov returned to action at this past Friday at the “Battle on the Mainland” card. The co-promoted Shaw productions and Savarese Promotions fight, took place at the Charles Doyle Convention Center in Texas City, TX.
The special attraction fight would be a light-heavyweight bout between Medzhidm Bektemirov (15-0, 12 KOs) and James Johnson (28-45-4, 17 KOs). Bektemirov would stop Johnson in the first round of a scheduled 6-round bout.
A plethora of powerful body blows by B-52 let to a big straight right hand that landed flush on the head of Johnson which led to the bout being stopped.
Co-promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and Savarese Promotions, B-52 is on a mission to take over the Light Heavyweight division. With tremendous power in both hands and great footwork, Bektemirov believes in his ability to become a world champion one day.
“With each fight I’m getting better,” said B-52, “I’m blessed to have power in both of my hands so I can knock you out with either one. Ronnie Shields, who is one of the best trainers in boxing, has me working on moving my head and defense. Gary Shaw and Lou Savarese have promised to keep me busy so I’m going to get back in the gym as soon as possible to start perfecting my craft. I can’t wait to get back in the ring and start dropping bombs, B-52 style.”
“Lou and I are very excited about B-52 and his ability to knockout opponents with either hand,” Gary Shaw said. “We want to get him back in the ring as soon as possible. I believe we have the next Sergey Kovalev and with a few more wins, Bektemirov will be knocking on the door of everyone in the top ten of all sanctioning organizations.
“I keep telling everyone this kid can go.” stated Lou Savarese. “B-52 possesses that raw power that you look for in a fighter. He’s knocking people out with right hooks, left hooks, uppercuts, you name it he’s doing it. Ronnie Shields is working on his defense so he’ll become the full package. Bektemirov will be back in the ring soon.”
Christian Bruffy-Holmes def Alex Morono via KO – Rd. 1
Latravia Pierce def Tammy Franks via Unanimous Decision
Radmir Akhmediyev def Mikel Williams via KO – Rd. 2
Medzhid Bektemirov def James Johnson via TKO – Rd. 1
Alberto Espinza def Omar Hilal via Unanimous Decision
David Armas def Anthony Camper via TKO – Rd. 2
Ruann Visser vs Gary James Cobia ended via No Contest (Accidental Injury)
Cristobal Morales def Cody Walker via Unanimous Decision
Eugene Hill def Rubin Williams via KO – Rd. 1
Juan Leija def Richard Hernandez via Unanimous Decision