Agit Kabayel knock out Frank Sanchez

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Agit Kabayel knock out Frank Sanchez

Agit Kabayel KO7 Frank Sanchez... In a WBC heavyweight eliminator held on the big Riyadh, Saudi Arabia show, Agit Kabayel (25-0, 17 KOs) made his second straight huge career move forward, stopping the favored and previously undefeated Frank Sanchez (24-1, 17 KOs)  in round seven. Kabayel defeated Sanchez with a strong body attack. The normally mobile Sanchez fought with a brace on his right knee. Kabayel is Kurdish but lives in Germany.

In December, Kabayel went from the fringes of the heavyweight division to a legitimate top fifteen contender by stopping the monstrous but lumbering Arslanbek Makhmudov in four surprising rounds, also in Saudi Arabia.Though significantly shorter and lighter than the 6'6" Makhmudov, Kabayel used superior moverment and fought bravely and aggresively against the huge-punching Russian. Kabayel began imposing his will on Kabayel in round three, hurting Makhmudov to the body. He scored three knockdowns in roud four, all thanks to body work, and got the stoppage victory to remain undefeated. Makhmudv was favored going in, and this was the biggest win of Kabayel's career by far, eclipsing his 2017 majority decision win over Derek Chisora. 

Heavyweight hopeful Moses Itauma (9-0, 7 KOs) stopped Ilja Mezencev (25-4, 21 KOs) in round two. This was Itauma's first scheduled ten rounder, but he needed less than two sessions.
Lightweight Mark Chamberlain (16-0, 12 KOs) got a first-round technical knockout over Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab (23-2, 16 KOs), 2:42. Chamberlain wins vacant WBC Silver Title.
A former champion's career may have come to an end as cruiserweight Robin Sirwan Safar (17-0, 12 KOs) won a unanimous ten-round decision over former world heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (35-5-1, 29 KOs). The officiak scores favored Safar by 99-90, 97-92 and 95-94.
In the light heavyweight division, Daniel Lapin (10-0, 4 KOs) knocked out Octavio Pudivitr (9-2, 4 KOs) in round one. Lapin is a protege of world heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk. 
In the featherweight division, Isaac Lowe (25-2-3, 8 KOs) defeated Hasibullah Ahmadi (16-2, 5 KOs) via ten-round decision. The referee scored the action 97-92.