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Nikita “White Chocolate” Ababiy Scores One Punch Hook TKO At MSG


In the night’s opener at Madison Square Garden’s big room, after the real opener, Johnathan Arroyo vs. Jordan Morales fell out, because of a Morales issue, we saw Nikita Ababiy meet and rudely greet Juan J. Barajas, in a super middleweight scrap.

Ababiy aka “White Chocolate” entered at 4-0, and came to the ring to the Beastie Boys’ ode to Brooklyn. His foe, from Mexico, was 5-0.

In the first,down went the loser. He was up, after rolling around..then collapsed again. A TKO was called. He stayed on his back for a bit more,  and the Beasties blared again.

A left hook delivered as Barajas was over-loading on a right did the damage.

The end came at 41 seconds elapsed.

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Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine,, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.

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