A night of wipeout results continued on DAZN, with super middleweight prospect Ali Akhmedov blasting past Andrew Hernandez in just 44 seconds of a scheduled 12-round bout.
Kazakhstan’s Akhmedov (16-0, 12 KO) shares a trainer with Gennadiy Golovkin, as both are now working with Johnathon Banks, and while he didn’t get a chance to really show much tonight, it’s obvious the potential and skills are there with him.
He landed one clean right hand to the temple of Hernandez (20-8-2, 9 KO) in this one, and the 33-year-old Hernandez went down. He did get up, but was wobbly, and referee Eddie Claudio stopped it there, to Hernandez’s protest.
It has to be noted that Hernandez took this fight on pretty short notice, that he’s pretty much always lost at this level, and that his wife also just had a baby on Wednesday, so it’s unlikely his full attention was really on this fight, but it is what it is.
And either way, Akhmedov is clearly looking like a rising threat at 168. More work to be done and competition to prove himself against, without question, but this is someone to keep in mind in that division.