Frampton vs Santa Cruz II: David Benavidez stops Sherali Mamajonov in second round
By Tim Hobbs
Last Updated: 29/01/17 7:51am
Hard-hitting super-middleweight David Benavidez showed his power, stopping Sherali Mamajonov in two rounds.
The 20-year-old, who stands at 6ft 2in, put his opponent down in each round, before the referee stepped in to move him to 17-0-KO16 and fire a warning out to the 168lbs scene.
Benavidez made a steady start before exploding 10 seconds from the end of the opening round, a left to the body then a straight right leaving Mamajonov down.
It took just 50 seconds of the second to finish the job, a brilliant combination of two lefts downstairs, a right to the head and then a perfect left hook, forcing the second knockdown.
Mamajonov did well to get up, only for referee Russell Mora to wave it off.
Ivan Redkach returned to winning ways with a last-round stoppage of Demond Brock.
The Ukrainian lightweight had a draw and a defeat in his last two fights and was given a tough time by the American known as 'Body Shot'.
Redkach landed the clearer punches early on, but spent a large chunk on the ropes, and had to dig deep to force the stoppage before the final bell.