It’s one of those fights that you get excited about but maybe a bit nervous to watch. You pick your horse, in this case, a filly and you expect to see how your bet goes. In Shevchenko vs Chookagian, it was pretty clear who most people pick and do they regret it?
Not really... It was a great fight between two very good fighters. Here in Sports Talk Line we already broke down how the fight should have gone but done we get it right?
Shevchenko vs Chookagian Breakdown
Cautious start by both fighters predicted that the fight will be more tactical and neither fighter will want to risk any unfortunate shot.
The first 3 minutes of the fight were rather uneventful with both fighters conserving energy for 5 round fight...
Schevchenko initiated a first successful takedown of the fight in 3:40 min of the first round but was unable to control the fight on the ground...
The First round went for Schevchenko
The Second round started at the same slow pace as the first. Both fighters were tactically waiting for an opening in other opponent's defense.
Chookagian started to show her kicking skills but Schevchenko blocked any major hits.
Schevchenko showed some of her kick skills late in the 3rd minute of the second round with spin high kick that landed on Chookagian’s left cheek.
Great kick but too week to cause any major damage.
The rest of the second round ended on the ground with rather friendly “hugging” guards.
Schevchenko took the fight to the ground early in the 3rd round and started to cause some serious damage with her elbow before she finished her opponent with well aimed punches. Chookagian was immobilized and couldn’t do anything to defend herself.
Schevchenko vs Chookagian was one-woman show. Schevchenko defended her title with a KO 3rd round win.