Little known, German cruiserweight prospect Mario Daser (13-0, 6 KOs) scored a surprising 3rd round knockout over former four time world title challenger Ola Afolabi (22-6-4, 11 KOs) Friday night at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
Daser, 28, knocked the 37-year-old Afolabi down with a left to the body in the 3rd.
Afolabi took a knee and looked like he was getting ready to get back up. However, just at that moment, Afolabi’s corner came into the ring to have the fight stopped. Referee Frank Michael Maass then halted the fight at that point. The official time of the stoppage was at 2:00 of round 3.
Daser also knocked Afolabi down in round 2 with a left to the body.
Afolabi was pinned against the ropes at the time and just covering up like a sparring partner without throwing anything back at Daser. There were plenty of openings for Afolabi to land…
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