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A successful comeback the last night for Souleymane Sissoko, who won brilliantly over Daniel Echeverria by stoppage of the referee in the 6th round.
What a awesome return from Souleymane Sissoko ! After 16 months out of the ring, the Frenchman put in the gloves for the first time last night in Dallas, against Daniel Echeveria (22-11, 18 KB) whom he beat in a fight he managed from start to the end.
Very active during the first 3 rounds, the Frenchman gradually gained control over an opponent who seemed devastated. The boxer’s long-range offensive strategy proved effective, he touched the Mexican several times on the body and managed to avoid all his attempts.
Then, the French increased the pressure in the 4th round. Always skillful with his right arm, he continued his work of sapping with rhythm and precision, taking all the openings left by the Mexican who struggles to react. Then, it comes this powerful right to the temple, followed with a new from the left with an involuntary header, sending Echeverria twice to the carpet. Shaken by a new knock-down of a clearly dominant Souleymane the referee decided to stop the fight in the 6th round.
Still undefeated since his professional debut, now counting 12 victories in as many fights including 9 before the limit, That meeting clearly aimed to put him back in the saddle after several months of absence due at the coronavirus. After a hand injury, he had to declare for a fight scheduled at the Joshua vs Ruiz World Championship in December 2019 and did not fight the following year due to Covid.
The 29-year-old boxer, managed since 2019 by the company Matchroom, managed by Eddie HEARN obtained a three-year visa to be able to fight in the United States, ranked 30th of the super-welters weights according to the BoxRec ranking. The ambitions of the French now turn to the conquest of belts that would be added to the title of French champion that he obtained in 2019. His performance against Daniel Echeverria certainly boosted the confidence of the boxer whose future in the United States certainly promises great surprises.