Brian Ceballo W8 Bakhtiyar Eyubov. ... On Saturday, as part of the Gennady Golovkin vs. Steve Rolls undercard at Madison Square Garden in New York, five-time New York Golden Gloves winner Brian Ceballo turned in the best performance of his career, winning a battle of unbeatens via an eight-round unanimous decision over Bakhtiyar Eyubov. The welterweight Ceballo, age 25, landed hard jabs and strong right hands from the opening bell. Ceballo was very accurate with his shots despite Eyubov's wild attempts to land long-range bombs. [Eyuobov landed some big shots but Ceballo took them well]. In round eight, Ceballo hurt Eyubov was a nice body shot. The two battled toe-to-toe down the stretch with Ceballo landing more, busting up Eyubov's face and pleasing Ceballo's hometown crowd at The Garden. Ceballo, from Brooklyn, won by scores of 80-72, 79-73 and 78-74 to raise his pro record to 9-0. Eyubov of Kazakhstan is 14-1-1.
"We did what we had to do to win tonight. Eyubov was a tough opponent. We knew that. We took this step up. We had another opponent lined up and (promoter) Tom Loeffler said "If you want to be on this card, you have to take this bout." We did not even hesitate. We said if it's on DAZN, its on the biggest platform, it's time to showcase our skills, and I think we did that tonight," said Ceballo.
"[I] have a big amateur pedigree. I had 219 amateur fights, and I fought all over the world, and we jumped on this opportunity because it was right on all angles. We needed a bigger step up then our last opponent where we got a 3rd round stoppage. We said this is the platform to do it here at the Mecca of Boxing Madison Square Garden and on DAZN. We work so hard in the gym on how to take shots. We are here for the long run. We have to sit back and talk to our team. Weather we take another step up." Ceballo is promoted by 360 Promotions. source: split-t management