Serhii Bohachuk stops Raphael Igbokwe in six rounds!
Previously unbeaten junior middleweight contender Serhii “El Flaco” Bohachuk (19-1, 19KOs) will look to continue his winnings ways after suffering a surprising setback in March. He would relinquish his unbeaten record after being stopped in eight rounds by former world title challenger Brandon Adams (23-3, 15KOs). The loss would result in him being dropped from #9 to completely out of the IBF rankings. He would fall seven spots in the WBC, where he currently sits at #13.
Raphael Igbokwe (16-2, 7KOs) will be looking to play spoiler. Igbokwe, who fights out of Houston and goes by “Trouble”, is a southpaw with back to back losses to Alexis Gaytan (8-8, 3KOs). By glancing at the record of Gaytan and knowing the fact he defeated Igbokwe twice makes you wonder what chance he has at an upset. Nonetheless, this is boxing and anything can happen.
The first round was close and competitive. Igbokwe would press the action in his southpaw stance and land some nice right hooks and straight left hands. Afterwards though, things quickly turned ugly for the fighter from Houston, Texas! Round two saw the beatdown start! Bohachuk, a volume pressure fighter, would start to beat on Igbokwe like he stole from him! If it wasn’t left hooks and right-hands to the head, it was left hooks to the body.
The gradual beatdown caused both eyes of Igbokwe to swell, and he simply had no answer for the offensively minded Bohachuk. The Ukrainian would hurt his overmatched opponent with repeated shots to the head and body with no true danger of return fire from his opponent.
After an even more completely one-sided sixth round, the corner of Igbokwe had seen enough and threw in the towel. Igbokwe didn’t like the decision but will thank his team later. He was taking unnecessary punishment.
Serhii Bohachuk improves his record to 20-1, 20 KO’s and is now 2-0 since his upset loss to Brandon Adams.
By: Jerrell Fletcher