Boxing results: Muhsin Cason scores first round TKO Victory
By Vince D’Writer: On the undercard of the Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury ESPN+ pay-per-view event, undefeated cruiserweight prospect Muhsin Cason collected a first round TKO victory over Taryel Jafarov (18-6, 17 KOs) on February 26th at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia.
The 29-year-old Cason is the younger brother of the former two-time heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Cason moved to Boston and was employed as a bouncer, but in 2015 he decided to move to Las Vegas to pursue a career in boxing. He trained with his brother and made his debut in 2018.
Since he first stepped inside the squared circle back in 2017, Taryel Jafarov’s ring results all have a common theme. When Jafarov steps into the ring, he’s either going to knock out his opponent or his opponent is going to send him down to the canvas.
Both Cason and Jafarov were looking to capitalize on a big opportunity as they received the chance to fight on a pay-per-view card in front of a large audience. A victory on this type of platform could help the winner open doors to bigger career matches.
Fourteen seconds into the first round, Muhsin Cason landed a big right hand that sent Jafarov down to the canvas. Jafarov was able to get up, but he was standing on unstable legs. Cason proceeded to use his jab, display poise, and good punch placement.
While Cason was showcasing his offensive skills, Jafarov was in full survival mode. During the closing seconds of the first round, Jafarov was squared up in the corner absorbing shots from Cason, but fortunately, he was able to make it out of the opening round.
Fans assumed they were going to see a second round, but unfortunately, the contest ended when Taryel Jafarov failed to come out of his corner. The bout was declared a first-round retirement due to Jafarov suffering an injured finger.
During the post-fight interview, Muhsin Cason (11-0, 8 KOs) explained why he didn’t immediately go for the knockout when he had his opponent hurt.
“It’s levels to this. You got to stay composed. Just because you get excited about one punch, that man could have been hurt one time and came back and won the fight. You got to stay composed, and you got to be professional.”
As far as his plans for the future, Muhsin Cason has a message for his weight class. “Listen, for the cruiserweight division, I’m here. I’m here. Just to let y’all know. Whoever’s holding my belts right now, thank you for keeping them warm.”
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