Found August 10, 2013 on The Queensbury Rules:
Continuing their recent run of competitive fights, ESPN2 put on a fun show from Cabazon, Calif. on Friday Night Fights. In the main event, Russian Rustam Nugaev (25-6-1, 15 KO) stopped Jose Hernandez (14-7-1, 6 KO) in the 5th round of a scheduled 10 round lightweight fight. Despite both being quite tall for the 135-lb. class, Nugaev and Hernandez took the fight to close quarters immediately. Midway through the 1st round, it became clear that Nugaev's chopping left hooks were going to tell in the fight. His shorter, more compact combinations were not as visually pleasing as Hernandez' shots, but they landed with greater frequency and accuracy, staggering Hernandez twice. Despite his altered equilibrium, Hernandez fired back with big shots of his own, none of which elicited more than a smile from Nugaev. The next few rounds played similarly to the 1st: Hernandez countering effectively, but ultimately outworked by Nugaev, who appeared totally unwilling to let an exchang...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

FNF weigh-in results: Rustam Nugaev in action, Pedraza vs. Tolmajyan

Tomorrow night's ESPN Friday Night Fights card takes place at the Morongo Casino, in Cabazon, California. Right here, you'll find the complete weigh-in results for the card, along with photos of the fighters as they squared off. The main event features Rustam Nugaev in action, taking on Jose Hernandez in a lightweight bout. The co-feature showcases hot Team Puerto Rico prospect...

Rustam Nugaev scores KO, Jose Pedraza defeats Gabriel Tolmajyan on FNF

Last night on ESPN "Friday Night Fights", from the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, Calif., Russian sluger Rustam Nugaev continued to impress the boxing world with a spectacular performance against a game Jose Hernandez. Both fighters had their moments in the early rounds. Hernandez would land combinations in spurts as did Nugaev, but it was the Russian who did...
Boxing News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.