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Arslanbek Makhmudov Overpowers Miljan Rovcanin

Arslanbek Makhmudov (19-1, 18 KOs) displayed his fearsome power and knocked out Miljan Rovcanin (27-4, 18 KOs) in round two.


Shawinigan, PQ, Canada (May 25, 2024) - Arslanbek Makhmudov (19-1, 18 KOs) made his return to the ring, dispatching Miljan Rovcanin (27-4, 18 KOs) in the second round. This victory was a required step for Makhmudov, who was coming off a tough loss to Agit Kabayel last year. The fight, however, was a brutal mismatch, leading to a predictable outcome.

Arslenbek Makhmudov showed his expected power against Miljan Rovcanin.

From the outset, it was evident that Rovcanin was in for a tough night. Despite being more game than expected, Rovcanin was no match for the sheer brute force of Makhmudov. The first round saw Makhmudov unleash a series of wild flurries, one of which nearly sent Rovcanin through the ropes. Despite landing a couple of telling shots, Rovcanin was clearly overwhelmed by the big Russian’s relentless aggression.

The second round was the final chapter in this confidence-builder. Makhmudov continued his assault, eventually dropping Rovcanin again near the ropes. Rovcanin couldn't or wouldn't get up, a decision that was hard to argue with given the circumstances. Makhmudov's win was sealed, but the fight raised questions about his readiness to face the upper echelons of the heavyweight division.

Makhmudov displayed his trademark power, but his performance also highlighted some areas of concern. His reckless aggression left him open to counter shots, a vulnerability that more skilled heavyweights will exploit. While this win was a confidence booster, it did little to demonstrate any improvements in Makhmudov’s technique.

Makhmudov is a dangerous heavyweight, but his brute force alone won’t be enough against the top ranked heavyweights. The lessons from his loss to Kabayel still seem relevant, as better technique is essential for him to succeed at the highest level. Makhmudov's raw power is undeniable, but his journey to the top will require more than just looking to overwhelm opponents.

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