Welterweight Sukhrab Shidaev of Hollywood, CA has stopped Kevin Carter of Winston-Salem, NC at 38 seconds of the third round in the opening pro contest tonight in Springfield.
After a slow start, Shidaev, a native of Grozny, Russia who trains at Freddie Roach's Wild Card Gym, unleashed a quick right-left combo in the second round that dropped Carter. Shidaev would drop Carter again later in the round but would last to the end.
Early in the third, Carter took another hard combo that forced referee Fred Corritone to stop the contest.
Shidaev remains perfect at 5-0, five KO's. Carter is now 11-69-1, three KO's.
Up next, the return of Springfield welterweight Edgar "The Tiger" Torres against the debuting Greg Thomas of Philadelphia, PA.
(Photos by Juan Marshall)