Murodjon Ahmadaliyev lost his WBA and IBF belts to Marlon Tapales in IBF direction by different decisions of the referees.
The first round went almost without a punch, with one punch in the last seconds giving Tapales the advantage. In the next two rounds, the Filipino boxer was active.
By the fourth round, Murodjon felt his dominance and started throwing punches. The 8th round took place at an average pace. In the 9th and 10th rounds, Murodjon made a series of blows.
The 11th round was a bit quieter. Even though the boxer from Uzbekistan put his opponent in a difficult situation, the Philippines sportsman had the upper hand - 118:110, 113:115, 113:115.
Thus Ahmadaliyev got his first defeat in professional boxing losing the WBA and IBF belts to Tapales.