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Raymond Ford Secures WBA Featherweight Title with Stunning TKO

Raymond Ford secured a stunning victory over Otabek Kholmatov in a thrilling bout for the vacant WBA featherweight world title at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York. Despite being behind on the scorecards and on the brink of defeat, Ford delivered a dramatic 12th-round technical knockout with just seven seconds remaining.

Raymond Ford

The fight was a closely contested battle, with Kholmatov dominating the early rounds with his aggressive style. However, Ford rallied in the later rounds, landing crisp combinations and showing superior boxing skills. The fight came to a dramatic conclusion in the final round, with Ford landing a series of powerful shots that ultimately forced the referee to stop the fight.

After the fight, Ford expressed his joy and relief at securing the victory. "This fight was not only for the title but also for the opportunities the victory is expected to bring," said Ford. He also hinted at a possible move up to the junior lightweight division for his next fight.

Despite the loss, Kholmatov showed tremendous heart and determination throughout the fight. He was taken to the hospital after the bout, with commentators speculating that he may have torn his anterior cruciate ligament early in the fight. Kholmatov's performance earned him respect, and he is expected to remain in title contention once he recovers.

The victory solidifies Ford's status as a rising star in the featherweight division, and he is now looking ahead to potential matchups with other top fighters in the junior lightweight division.


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