Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Canada - Super middleweight destroyer Christian Mbilli (26-0, 22 KOs) defended his regional titles tonight with a sixth-round TKO against Australian contender Rohan Murdock (27-3, 19 KOs).
“Murdock is strong. He took all of my good punches. But for me, I thought I would finish him in one more round. But his team ended the fight. He’s a good fighter, but I’m the best today,” Mbilli said.
Mbilli wasted no time from the opening round, cutting the distance and pushing Murdock to the ropes to land looping right hands and left hooks. Murdock survived the onslaught, but his offense wasn’t enough to halt Mbilli’s momentum.
By round five, Murdock’s corner was ready to throw in the towel. In the sixth, Murdock attempted to claw his way into the fight, but a series of bombs from Mbilli snapped his head back and forced his corner to end the contest as soon as he returned to his corner.
The unbeaten Olympian is now looking to get a crack at the undisputed world champion at 168-pounds, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
Mbilli said, “Tonight I sent a message. I am the future of the division. That’s what the message was today.
“Canelo is the best. Everyone knows that. But now I want to show that I’m the best in the division. My goal is to fight him. I would do anything to fight him.”
Canelo, who last won a twelve round decision over Jermell Charlo last September, is slated to return to the ring in the month of May. Three of the fighters in the running to face him include David Benavidez, Jaime Munguia, and Jermall Charlo.