Arlington, VA lightweight "The Mongolian Mongoose" Bayan Jargal was stopped in the third round tonight by Chris "Hurricane" Howard of Crossville, TN at the Mohegan Sun at Uncasville, CT in front of a nationally televised ESPN2 audience.
Jargal seemed to be in control of the bout through the first two rounds and was picking up the pace in the third round when, suddenly, Howard landed a vicious straight right hand right on the button, dropping Jargal in a heap. Jargal did beat the referee's count but was ruled unfit to continue. The bout was stopped at 1:46 of the round.
Jargal falls to 17-4-3, 11 KO's and is stopped for the first time in his pro career. Howard's record rises to 15-2-1, seven KO's.