- Nikita Tszyu defeated Darkon Dryden in a brutal demolition job to increase his professional boxing record to 4-0.
- Blood was everywhere in the ring in the final undercard fight between Mark Lucas and Jayde Mitchell.
Nikita Tszyu excited boxing fans with his dominant performance over Darkon Dryden in the main co-event at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre.
Nikita Tszyu hammered Darkon Dryden with countless brutal hooks to win the fight at the end of round three.
The 24-year-old son of a former boxer broke down his opponent with the best performance of his career. He produced full kits of punches that ruined Darkon Dryden’s chances of winning the match.
Before the fight, Darkon Dryden had claimed that he would defeat his opponent within the first five rounds.
On the other hand, Nikita Tszyu promised a more tactical approach to the match. And his tactics played a significant role in his memorable victory at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre.
From the first round, Nikita Tszyu looked dominant as he made Darkon Dryden miss and then landed several blows at him immediately.
Darkon Dryden tried his best to attack, but his punches couldn’t inflict any form of punishment on his opponent.
Nikita Tszyu’s display of arsenal boxing skills enabled him to increase his professional boxing record to 4-0.
What Was Said?
Speaking after the bout, Nikita Tszyu said that he didn’t expect his Darkon Dryden to be that strong in the ring.
The 24-year-old admitted that he had sleepless nights and was nervous ahead of the fight.
“That was as close to a chess match as I bring. He brought the fire. Something inside me just had to match it. Didn’t expect him to be this tough, honestly. Got me with a few body shots. It was a great learning experience for me. I’ve never been so in tune with myself, so in tune with a particular task, and for the past three weeks, I’ve just been living, breathing and thinking about this. And it came to be.”
Big Brother Tim praised Nikita for his outstanding performance as he cheekily pointed to a new addition to Nikita’s diet that played a role – beef liver.
Blood in Undercard Fight
There was blood everywhere during the final undercard fight between Mark Lucas and Jayde Mitchell.
Both fighters were determined to emerge victorious, and they came on for the third round throwing punches aggressively.
A brutal head clash that was accidental led to a cut on top of Mark Lucas’ head. On the other side, Jayde Mitchell suffered a deep cut above his left eye.
Mark Lucas’ head stopped bleeding after glue was patched on his cut. On the contrary, Jayde Mitchelle’s cut kept on bleeding and leading into his eye.
Despite the nasty head clash, the fight proceeded up to the sixth round, after which Mitchell emerged victorious.
Two judges scored in favour of Mitchell, while the other judge’s scorecard was a draw (59-55, 58-56, 57-57).