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In the process, Gamrot (15-0) became a two-division champion, adding the 145-pound belt to the lightweight strap he already has. Gamrot’s winning scores were a pair of 50-45s and a 50-44 over Erbst (24-5-1).
The featherweight title fight was the co-main event of today’s KSW 46 event at Arena Gliwice in Gliwice, Poland. The card streamed on DAZN.
The fighters had no problem trading in the first two rounds. But in the third round, things took a big turn in Gamrot’s favor. Erbst was allowed to continue after Gamrot opened up a massive cut and mouse under Erbst’s left eye. The cageside doctor let the fight continue, but Gamrot quickly went to work trying to attack the eye in the standup game.
He knocked Erbst off his feet with 1:20 left in the round, then had to fend off Erbst’s submission game before going back to the feet. In the fourth, Gamrot continued to put all kinds of pressure on in the standup game, even though Erbst, bleeding badly, waved his finger as if to say none of Gamrot’s offense was mattering. But Erbst had nothing really to offer in the fifth, and Gamrot’s boxing kept winning the day – and the 145-pound title.
Khalidov tops Narkun in main-event rematch
Nine months after they first fought, Mamed Khalidov and Tomasz Narkun ran things back after their light heavyweight war in March. Narkun won the first meeting at KSW 42 with a third-round triangle choke.
But things weren’t as easy in the rematch. This time, the two traded momentum over three rounds in a close fight, but it was Narkun (16-2) who took a unanimous decision over a disappointed Khalidov (34-6-2).
Narkun worked low kicks early, and while Khalidov looked a little out of sorts on the feet at times in the first half of the round, he caught Narkun with a big punch and planted him on the canvas. He let Narkun back up and didn’t land another home run the rest of the way, but it was a statement moment in the first frame.
In the second, an accidental eye poke slowed things down for a bit, but when things continued it was Khalidov who started to take control. He made Narkun uncomfortable for a bit on his back, but when the fight went back to the feet it was Narkun who showed some urgency. He took Khalidov down late and the two jawed at each other before going to their corners.
Narkun started taking control in the third and he kept working at Khalidov’s lead left leg. Narkun caught Khalidov with a right hand, then put a combination together a minute in. Shortly after that, Narkun landed a takedown and powered his way to side control with 3:30 to work. But Narkun seemed to wear himself out and Khalidov reversed out of the back door and got on top and tried to work Narkun over.
Soldic shuts down Bohrer with one punch
Welterweight champion Roberto Soldic (15-3) didn’t have his belt on the line against Vinicius Bohrer (16-7), but he finished the fight like champ. Soldic landed big knees and kicks early, then pinned Bohrer up against the fence. Eventually, Soldic dropped Bohrer and went to work on him while he covered up. Then Soldic let Bohrer back to his feet and kept punishing him with about half the round to go. Somehow, Bohrer worked through it and tied Soldic up. But eventually, when Bohrer put his hands down, Soldic measured him with a left hand and drilled him with a one-hitter quitter. Bohrer fell straight to the canvas. When he got back up, he was wobbling all over from Soldic’s devastating power.
Kaszubowski lands thrilling KO on prelims
Krystian Kaszubowski (7-0) stayed perfect with his third straight first-round knockout, and Michal Michalski (6-4) was his victim. After the fight went to the canvas fairly quickly into the first round, things moved back to the feet. And there, Krystian Kaszubowski made his presence felt in a hurry. Kaszubowski didn’t even really catch Michalski cleanly – but a right hand caught Michalski on the top of the temple, and the left that came behind it was more of a forearm to the jaw. Michalski was on the canvas, and a follow-up shot from Kaszubowski was just icing on the cake for a big knockout.
KSW 46 results:
MAIN CARD (DAZN, 2:30 p.m. ET)
PRELIMINARY CARD (DAZN, 1 p.m. ET)
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