Ali Izmailov Edges Foster; Carrillo Narrowly Decisions Vansiclen

Ali Izmailov vs Charles Foster Card Recap

Ali Izmailov, Juan Carrillo, and Clay Waterman win their bouts
(L-clockwise) Ali Izmailov, Juan Carrillo, Clay Waterman

Ali Izmailov and Juan Carrilo Dig Deep For Victory; Waterman Outworks Evans

In a very close back-and-forth battle, light heavyweight Ali Izmailov (11-0, 7KO) narrowly defeated Charles Foster (22-1, 12KO).

Izmailov came forward with the straight right hand to the body in hopes of slowing the movement of Foster, who was having success with the counter left hand. As both fighters continued to land at will against each other, Izmailov dropped Foster with a counter overhand right in the fifth round.

That knockdown woke something up in Foster as he went into beast mode. He began fighting on the inside, landing hard body shots and counter left hands. Izmailov came roaring back with uppercuts and a straight right hand to regain the momentum.

As the fight was coming to a close, Foster’s footwork, inside fighting, and angles confused the Russian. Izmailov closed the show strong with power shots until the final bell.

Two judges scored it 96-93, with one having it 95-94 in favor of Izmailov. 3Kings Boxing had it 95-94 for Foster, but it was a close fight that could have gone either way.


In a light heavyweight battle featuring two undefeated prospects, Juan Carrillo (11-0, 9KO) edged out a victory over Richard Vansiclen (13-1-1, 8KO).

Carrillo’s power became a factor early in the fight as he landed a jab and right hook combination that had Vansiclen in defense mode. In round three, he landed a double right hook that crumbled his opponent against the ropes. In round four, the hard-hitting Colombian came forward looking to end the fight before Vansiclen landed two punishing left hands that dropped him the canvas.

With both fighters surviving a knockdown, they continued to trade hard shots down the stretch. Vansiclen found success with uppercuts, hooks, and counter left hands. Carrillo landed a double right hook combination and a left hook to the body that momentarily stunned his opponent.

One Judge scored it 94-94, overruled by the other two judge’s scorecards of 95-93 for Carrillo. 3Kings Boxing agrees with the latter scores.


In a battle of light heavyweight prospects, Clay Waterman (11-0, 8KO) made a successful American debut with a unanimous decision over Kenmon Evans (10-1-1, 3KO).

At the start of the bell, Waterman was outworking the taller Evans, who failed to utilize his reach advantage. The Aussie was landing right hands and attacking the body effortlessly. He continued to force his opponent against the ropes, only to land even more thudding punches.

Evans finally started working behind the jab, keeping Waterman at mid-range. He would land a right uppercut but his success was shorted lived. Waterman put the pressure back on by coming forward with power shots.

Down the stretch, the Aussie came on strong with power shots as Evans was wilting from the high octane pace of the fight. One judge scored it 77-75, and two saw it 78-74 in favor of Waterman. 3Kings Boxing agrees with the latter scorecards.

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