Jordan Shimmell Gets Ko’d


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Jordan Shimmell 20(16)-1 is an outstanding boxer, who has had a great amateur career, he fought all over the world and in his professional career he has had the opportunity to spar with world champions and some of the best boxers out there. He is a very likable and nice guy and comes from a boxing family including his father and grandfather who are also part of his team. I have all the respect in the world for Jordan and his family, but I think tonight, May 17th at Black Bear Casino in Cartlon, MN that Jordan Shimmell will be stopped for the first time in his professional career. His opponent Murat “Iron” Gassiev 22(16)-0 from Vladikavkaz, Russia, is a knock out artist. He is a very aggressive and hungry fighter. He comes to hurt his opponent and knock them out, not just out box them. He will come forward and be in Jordan’s face the entire fight, pushing the action. I think Jordan will have to fight like he hasn’t had to fight in his professional career yet. He will be on his back foot, trying to out box Gassiev and I don’t believe that will be enough. Shimmell is a very technical boxer, strong and does have power of his own, but I think after recently being out boxed by Isiah Thomas who was a technical boxer and not very aggressive that Shimmel could be in for a short night. Shimmell is going to have to fight not just box, this fight could get nasty and dirty, and I am not sure  Shimmell can fight like that, I have seen him box but I am not sure if he can fight. This is why I believe he will be KO’d before the final bell, I think he will be pressed into a fight and that is not his comfort zone and when you are out of your comfort zone, you tend to make mistakes. If he makes a mistake tonight he will hit the canvas. As a boxing fan and a guy that knows Jordan Shimmell personally, I would love to see him win this Cruiserweight  12 round World Title Eliminator fight, but as a boxing writer, I just think he is about to face off with a dangerous opponent that he wont have an answer for. Also on the card is Minnesota’s own Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell 31(29)-9 vs Wes Nofire 19(15)-0. You can watch all the action on FS1 on Premier Boxing Champions at 9pm E or get yourself a ticket and watch the fights live at Black Bear Casino, Carlton, MN.  Either way don’t miss this talented card of boxers. #TheTruthHasSpoken


After Fight follow up: The fight started with Gassiev stalking Shimmell, as Shimmell moved around throwing good combinations looking relaxed, Gassiev just waited for Shimmell to feel comfortable with only seconds left in the first round, he threw a right hand that just missed Shimmell’s chin but followed it with a left hook that landed hard, snapping Jordan’s head from one side to the other and then dropping his body to the canvas. It was a vicious knockout, he was out cold.  Several minutes passed before there was movement, the crowd looked on in horror. Finally Jordan got up and walked over to Gassiev and shook his hand and hugged him. It was nice to see that Jordan Shimmell was okay, it was a scary moment for his fans and boxing fans in general. You have to respect him for getting in the ring with a dangerous opponent, but in boxing, every opponent is dangerous, one punch can change, a fight or a life. following is the link to watch the fight and see a candidate for knock out of the year on Premier Boxing Champions #TheTruthHasSpoken


Shimmell KO’d by Gassiev in the 1st Rd.