The co-main event for the Khan vs. Peterson bout at the Washington Convention Center on Saturday was a heavyweight bout between local rising star Seth Mitchell and veteran Timur Ibragimov. Mitchell, a former football player, was the favorite on his home turf. The fight ended early, as Mitchell delivered a series of hard punches to push Ibragimov on the ropes before the referee called off the fight late in the second round. Mitchell won via a second-round TKO.
The two fighters were able to land some solid punches early, and while Ibragimov was able to land more punches, the ones from Mitchell were harder. Mitchell was able to bloody Ibragimov's nose a little bit in the first round, which proved to be a harbinger of things to come.
Mitchell took the first round, then landed a body blow and a hard right to begin the second round. Ibragimov nailed Mitchell midway through the round with a hard left, but Mitchell soon teed off with a left hook and several combination punches to push Ibragimov to the boards.
Mitchell continued to pepper Ibragimov with right hands until finally the referee called off the fight early with Ibragimov badly bruised on the ropes. Mitchell moves to 24-0-1 in his career with 18 knockouts., while Ibragimov falls to 31-4-1
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