Watch: 'Ready to die', boxer's last words before getting KO'd in round 8
- Janibek Alimkhanuly knocked N’Dam in the 8th round of the undercard fight
- Alimkhanuly improved his professional record to 11-0
- “No, no, no. I’m ready to die,” said Hassan N'Dam
Kazakhstan boxer Janibek Alimkhanuly’s dominant performance forced the referee to call an early end to his bout with Hassan N’Dam – despite the Cameroonian claiming he is ready to die during the fight.
Alimkhanuly, a 2016 Olympian, stopped Hassan N’Dam in the eighth round of the undercard of the pay-per-view Terence Crawford-Shawn Porter WBO welterweight title fight.
Alimkhanuly got the better of N’Dam across several rounds and claimed the seventh knockout win of his professional career, improving his record to 11-0.
Watch the winning moment here:
He battered N’Dam for more than seven rounds before Kenny Bayliss called a halt to the action at 2:40 of the eighth round.
The event was held at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino’s Michelob ULTRA Arena.
Alimkhanuly knocked N’Dam to the canvas late in the third round then continued to dominate for the rest of the fight.
As referee Bayliss halted the fight, an optimistic N’Dam, insisted to continue fighting, declaring that he is ready to die. “No, no, no. I’m ready to die,” he said.
The 37-year-old Cameroonian lost inside the 10 rounds for just the third time in his 17-year pro career and slipped to 38-6 (21 KOs).
Alimkhanuly hammered N’Dam with a left uppercut that backed him into his corner with less than a minute remaining in the eighth round. Sensing the win, Alimkhanuly nailed another hard left hand and continuously landed headshots at N’Dam until Bayliss stepped between them to end the bout.
The undefeated Kazakh boxer, who likes to be called by the nickname “Qazaq Style,” will be tough for anyone in the game.
He said that he is ready for a world title shot next. “Qazaq Style is about to take over the middleweight division. Any champion, it doesn’t matter,” he added.