Madrimov dominated the game against Mexican Vladimir Hernandez until referee Harvey Dock understandably stopped their one-side junior middleweight match in the sixth round on the Dmitry Bivol-Jean Pascal undercard at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Etess Arena.
Uzbek boxer nearly knocked out Hernandez during the third round, but Hernandez showed incredible resilience to survive that trouble. The 23-year-old Madrimov knocked him into the ropes, then to the canvas, right around the midway mark of the third round.
Hernandez hit Madrimov a few times in the ensuing rounds to keep his skilled, strong opponent honest. But Madrimov battered Hernandez with enough hard head shots to make Dock step in to stop their fight at 1:24 of the sixth round.
FULL FIGHT | Israil Madrimov vs Vladimir Hernandez