On Friday January 29, at the 5 Star Banquet Hall in Queens, NY. Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions kicked off 2016 with a sell-out show.
The co-feature was a 12 round National Boxing Association (NBA) title fight between Kazakhstan native Zhankhozh Turarov (18-0, 13 KOs) and Joaquin Carniero (22-7, 20 KOs) for the NBA Welterweight Championship. With much fanfare surrounding him, Turarov did not disappoint. After establishing early ring generalship, he worked Carniero onto the ropes in the first frame before blasting him with a right hook to the midsection, forcing the Brazilian to a knee once his body had a chance to process the pain. When action resumed, Turarov went back the body and fired a left hook that sent Carniero down for a second time.