The second edition of the newly-opened Hardcore Boxing promotion, again delighted the fans with a big fight in the heavyweight division.
Vyacheslav Datsik shared the ring with the legendary Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, who in his time successfully performed in the UFC.
The fight was held in 4 rounds, however the heavyweight fighters did not need the full distance to determine the best.
Less than two weeks after a massive knockout loss to Oleg Popov at MMA Series 53 in Moscow, Silva lost again Friday in a boxing match. Vyacheslav Datsik put “Bigfoot” away with a standing TKO in the second round.
After he knocked Antonio Silva down late in the first round with a punch that seemed to arrive after the bell, Datsik wasted little time in the second. He backed Silva into a corner of the ring and simply unleashed on him. He measured him with his left, almost to hold him in place, then threw a right bomb at him.
This continued more than a dozen times with rights and lefts before the referee finally stepped in to stop the fight. Afterward, Antonio Silva looked unsure of what was happening, and the referee walked him slowly back to his corner.
Antonio Silva is a former UFC heavyweight title challenger.
The 42-year-old Brazilian’s UFC 160 knockout loss to Cain Velasquez in a title fight started his current slide in which he’s 1-13 across multiple combat sports, including Friday’s setback in Russia. An insane 12 of those 13 losses have been by knockout. Five of them came under the UFC banner.
The full fight card with highlights is in the video bellow. Silva’s fight starts around the 1:13 mark.