Kash Farooq Annihilates Alexander Espinoza to Claim WBC International Silver Bantamweight Championship

Published 04/10/2021, 3:31 PM EDT


The WBC International silver bantamweight bout between Kash Farooq and Alexander Espinoza certainly stayed up to its hype. Both Farooq and Espinoza gave each other a stern outing in this prolific title bout. But, the underdog, Farooq, came out right on top in this fight and claimed a unanimous decision win.

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Right from the first bell, the pair landed fast yet powerful punches, and Farooq, who adapted an offensive approach, landed some astonishing hits on the ‘Supernova’.

On the other side, the veteran Espinoza went in an abrupt defense mode and ate countless shots from the Brit. But in round four, Espinoza enjoyed some success and employed his game-plan effectively.

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The duo engaged in a cosmic tussle and kept the fans entertained until the last gong. They showcased a resilient mindset and gave out their best shot in this fight. But Farooq’s skill sets were too much to handle for Espinoza, and the former secured a gratifying win in this bout.

Right from the first second of the fight, ‘Untouchable’ made his intent clear on dethroning Espinoza. He walked his contemporary down with relentless attacks and even showcased some slick defense to dodge the heat coming off ‘Supernova’s hands, and live up to his moniker.

Farooq’s game plan was to hit and not get hit. And the Glasgow boxer remained fairly successful in the same. But in the concluding rounds, the 25-year-old succumbed to a few brutal power shots from Nicaraguan fighter. Yet, in the end, he kept his composure to win this thrilling encounter.

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Is this the biggest career win for Kash Farooq?

‘Untouchable’ grabbed the attention of one and all with his win tonight. Moreover, he improved his pro-boxing stint to 15 wins and just a single loss.

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In this fight, Farooq displayed his granite-chin too, as he ate some thunderous power hits, and stood tall throughout the 10 rounds. With an exemplary performance in this encounter, he has unquestionably made a statement in the bantamweight roster.

Moving further, he will look forward to locking horns with some stout opponents of his division and add constant wins to his name. As silver champion, he will be in line to face the full champions somewhere in 2021.

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On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate Kash Farooq’s performance in this fight?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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