NEW YORK (October 9, 2020) - Kahshad Elliott made a successful pro debut with a 1st round destruction over Akeem Jackson in a scheduled six-round junior middleweight bout at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas.
Elliott scored two knockdowns, with Jackson not wanting to get up before referee Michael Ortega's 10-count at 1:15
"I am grateful for that I had a great camp. I was looking to go more rounds, but I will take it. Just being out there. I have been looking forward to this my entire my life. I was poised, and now I am 1-0, and there will be a lot more to come. I knew that I was going to stop him. I wasn't chasing it, but my punches have bad intentions," said Elliott.
Elliott, 152.8 lbs of Plainfield, NJ is 1-0 with one knockout. Jackson, 151.5 lbs of Oxon Hill, MD is 1-2.
Elliott is signed to Split-T Management, under the guidance of Tim VanNewhouse, and was a 10-time National champion in the 165-pound division, but will campaign as a junior middleweight.
Elliott had an outstanding amateur career that saw him win 117 of 140 fights.
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