German heavyweight Agit Kabayel produced a punch perfect performance against Cuba’s Frank Sanchez last night on the undercard of Tyson Fury-Oleksandr Usyk in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Kabayel (25-0, 17 KOs) started quickly to ultimately stop Sanchez (24-1, 17 KOs) in the seventh round with a well placed gut shot, scoring a second consecutive knockout victory in the Middle Eastern Kingdom. 

“We trained for this result,” Kabayel told BoxingScene. “You saw my plan, we won the fight and I am happy.”

The Bochum-based 31-year-old had dispatched of towering Russian heavyweight Arslanbek Makhmudov on the Anthony Joshua-Francis Ngannou undercard last December in a bout many thought he was the underdog, many thought the same about his dance with Sanchez. He now finds himself as one the heavyweight division’s most in-form fighters.

“I don’t know why,” Kabayel said in response to being perceived as the underdog in his last two fights. “People must not like me. Every fight I am the underdog. It’s the second time we shocked the world. Who’s next? I’m ready.”

Kabayel has predominantly fought in his native Germany until Riyadh Season’s ambitious unofficial heavyweight round-robin was created. 

“When German TV wants to make a big fight, I’ll be ready to fight in Germany.” Kabayel continued. “We will see, I hate trash talk, you know. I come only for the sport. We will see who is next, let’s go. I don’t know who I will fight next.” 

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