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Sunday, April 3, 2022

David Alaverdian Scores Another KO

Super flyweight David Alaverdian stopped Jeno Tonte in the second round of their bout tonight at the Ford Community Theater in Dearborn, Michigan as part of Salita Promotions' Detroit Brawl. The bout was halted a minute and 15 seconds into the second.

Alaverdian, a 28 year old from Israel, dominated the action. After arriving to the ring to "Pushing P" by Future, Gunna, and Young Thug, David landed numerous lead rights from the orthodox stance and lead lefts as a southpaw. His eye-catching one-twos left the crowd in awe. Tonte's one moment of success, a left hook in the first, was immediately answered with the same shot.

Alaverdian didn't jab as much as usual. Though both men are listed as 5'5", Tonte held a height advantage of at least a couple of inches. Yet, it was Alaverdian who used footwork to measure the distance from the outside. He spent some of the opening moments of the fight feinting to see what Tonte would do. David figured out the 26 year old veteran very quickly and demolished him the rest of the way. For the most part, Tonte could only try to block or hold.

The Israeli was in such control, he toyed with Tonte. David squared up, stutter-stepped toward the befuddled Hungarian, and snapped back Tonte's head with a sneaky right hand before Jeno knew what had happened. In the second round, Alaverdian landed a lead left hook-straight right combo that let Tonte know this round wouldn't be any easier for him.

The most impressive moment came when Alaverdian was a southpaw. He stepped back, inviting Tonte in, and then sniped the Hungarian with a perfect left. Tonte fell to the canvas. To his credit, Jeno fired several shots at David after the knockdown, but Alaverdian made him miss badly. David feinted and then landed a crunching right. Alaverdian then attacked the body. After being warned for a rabbit punch, the Israeli landed two left hooks to the body and referee Gerald White jumped in to stop the fight. Jeno appeared relieved.

Alaverdian is now 6-0 with 5 KOs. Tonte falls to 9-10 with 8 KOs. This is the eighth time Tonte has been stopped.

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