Almaty boxer Isa Akberbayev knocked out Geovanni Sarran from Palmdale, California, in Santa Monica on Oct. 1 in round four to continue his professional 13-win career streak.
With a five-kilogramme weight disadvantage but an almost 20-centimetre height advantage over Sarran, Akberbayev, a.k.a. ‘Bumblebee’, (190 cm, 87.9 kgs) knocked out Sarran (170 cm, 93.1 kgs) in front of his home crowd.
Sarran, with a shorter reach, had to get close to his opponent, which made Akberbayev’s job easier without having to chase the American along the ropes.
Sarran took a beating in the first three rounds and dropped in the fourth after taking a right from the Kazakh that finished the bout.
Akberbayev continues his undefeated streak, with only one ‘no’ decision record on his sheet that was a stoppage loss to Anthony Ferrante in January 2013. The match was later invalidated when Ferrante failed a post-fight drug test.
Following the Akberbayev-Sarran bout, Frenchman Hassan N’Dam defeated American Curtis Stevens by unanimous decision in the evening’s other event.