Arlington, VA lightweight "The Mongolian Mongoose" Bayan Jargal scored an easy first-round TKO over late sub and former IBF Featherweight champion Eric "Mighty Mouse" Aiken of Washington, DC Thursday night at the annual Fight Night charity boxing event at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC.
Jargal dropped Aiken twice in the round with right hands before referee Joseph Cooper stopped the contest at 2:24 of the round. The win was Jargal's third Fight Night victory of his career and gave him the "Fight For Children" title for this year. Jargal's record is now 17-3-3, 11 KO's. Aiken suffers his second straight first-round knockout loss and 16-10-1, 12 KO's. Hopefully, that will be Aiken's final won-loss record; he should not be allowed to fight again.
In other bouts on the card, DC light heavyweight Greg Newby showed very accurate punching and good power en route to a third-round stoppage over Steven "Too Sharp" Tyner of Akron, OH. Newby's battering opened cuts in Tyner's nose and mouth that the ringside physician could not stop. Newby is now 2-0, two KO's while Tyner falls to 3-8-2, two KO's.
In the opening contest, Newport News, VA heavyweight Jerry "Slug" Forrest won a four-round unanimous decision over a very game Brice Ritani of Las Vegas, NV by way of New Zealand. Forrest also showed solid accuracy against a bigger boxer who just wasn't going anywhere. Forrest did manage to open cuts on the nose of Ritani. All three judges saw Forrest pitching a shutout, 40-36. Forrest is now 2-0, one KO while Ritani loses for the first time in his career and he is now 3-1-1, three KO's.