Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (October 23, 2023) - Top Heavyweight powerhouse Arslanbek Makhmudov 18-0, (17 KOs) made short work of Junior Anthony Wright 20-5-1 (17 KOs), delivering a devastating one-round knockout.
Wright opted for close-quarter combat against Makhmudov, hoping to capitalize on counter opportunities with powerful overhand punches. However, it took only moments for Makhmudov to unleash a blistering three-punch combination, sending Wright crashing down to the canvas.
Though Wright managed to beat the count, he courageously stepped right back into the line of fire from Makhmudov. With a solid and menacing hook, Makhmudov severely rattled Wright's legs, leaving the referee with no choice but to swiftly step in and halt the bout to protect the fallen fighter.