Shafikov TKOs Herring in ten
By Karl Freitag (Fightnews.com)
Two-time world title challenger Denis Shafikov (37-2-1, 20 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over previously unbeaten lightweight Jamel Herring (15-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. Taking a big step up in level of competition, 2012 U.S. Olympian Herring tried to work the jab from the outside against the aggressive and much shorter Shafikov. Shafikov dropped Herring with a right hook at the end of round two. Herring stood his ground in round three as both fighters landed good shots. Shafikov took control in round five, battering Herring. Herring was cut over the right eye in round seven, ruled from a headbutt. After Shafikov punished Herring in round nine, Herring’s corner threw in the towel in round ten when Herring took another big punch. Time was :36.
Unbeaten super welterweight Patryk Szymanski (16-0, 9 KOs) stayed unbeaten with a ten round unanimous decision over Wilky C