17.09.05 - Lakva Sim stopped Ebo Elder in the 12th round of their WBA lightweight title elimination bout Friday night. Sim knocked down Elder three times and left no doubt about a deserved win in the 12th, knocking down Elder three more times before the bout was stopped with 44 seconds gone in the round. Sim also knocked down Elder once in the third, the sixth and 11th rounds.. Sim is scheduled to fight current WBA lightweight champion Juan Diaz next. The 33-year-old Sim is now 21-4-1 with 18 ko´s. Elder is 22-2 with 14 ko´s.
Heavyweight Sultan Ibragimov won a unanimous decision over Friday Ahunanya of Las Vegas. Ibragimov is now 18-0 with 15 knockouts. Ahunanya 20-4-2 with 11 kos.
Former four time world champion Johnny Tapia was knocked out in the second round by Sandro Marcos in Chicago on Friday night. The featherweight bout ended a second before the end of the second round after Marcos landed a huge left hook.