Mamadjonov vs. Santana
LAS VEGAS (April 12, 2013) – Late substitute and huge underdog Bahodir “Baha” Mamadjonov (12-1, 8 KOs), of Houston, Texas by way of Uzbekistan, overcame an early knockdown to register three of his own en route to stopping previously unbeaten Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (14-1, 11 KOs), of Miami, Fla., at 0:51 of the ninth round Friday to capture the WBA International Lightweight Championship in the main event of an exciting doubleheader on ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME®.
In the co-feature of a Don King Productions-promoted event at Treasure Island Resort & Casino, promising super lightweight Amir “Young Master” Imam (9-0, 8 KOs), of Albany, N.Y., remained unbeaten with a devastating second-round knockout over Jeremy Bryan (16-2, 7 KOs) of Paterson, N.J. A left hand followed by a colossal right to the chin finished Bryan at 2:13. Bryan was out cold before he hit the canvas. It was Imam’s eighth knockout victory in a row, all inside four rounds. Continue reading