Friday Night Fight Results: Fortuna vs. Cruz & Abdusalamov vs. Byarm
The two main fights this Friday evening on ESPN's Friday Night Fights each featured a quick, concussive ending. In the co-feature of the evening, undefeated heavyweight phenom Magomed "Mago" Abdusalamov took a step up and smashed his opponent to the canvas, and in the headliner, undefeated featherweight prospect Javier Fortuna put forth an explosive display of his skill as he ousted former titleholder Cristobal Cruz.
Credit: Sampson Boxing
In the Abdusalamov vs. Byarm fight, one thing became clear. If you can't take a punch, or excellently get out of the way of one, you're not going to be able to hold up against Mago. Abdusalamov needed less than 4 minutes to dispatch of Maurice Byarm, a one-loss prospect who was the "A" side of the fight, his only previous loss, to Bryant Jennings not too long ago.
But Mago came at him hard and strong, and couldn't miss with his booming s...