ATLANTA – Ahmed Elbiali basically beat up faded veteran Bryan Vera for five-plus rounds Saturday to record a technical knockout on the Gervonta Davis-Yuriorkis Gamboa undercard at State Farm Arena.

Elbiali knocked down Vera once apiece in the second and sixth rounds. Their scheduled 10-round light heavyweight fight was stopped at 1:15 of the sixth round.

Egypt’s Elbiali extended his winning streak to four since suffering his lone loss, a sixth-round TKO defeat to WBA world light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal two years ago in Hialeah, Florida.

The 29-year-old Elbiali upped his record to 20-1. He also recorded his 17th knockout.

The 38-year-old Vera (26-16, 16 KOs), of Austin, Texas, has lost five consecutive fights. He was stopped inside the distance for the fifth time in his 15-year pro career.

A right hand by Elbiali made Vera take a knee in the sixth round. Vera got up before the count reached 10, but Vera didn’t want to continue.

Elbiali and Vera traded right hands during a competitive fifth round. Elbiali blasted Vera with a right hand just after the bell sounded to end the fifth.

A cut, apparently caused by an accidental clash of heads, opened between Vera’s eyes in the fifth round as well.

Vera nailed Elbiali with a right to the side of his head early in the fourth round. Elbiali backed up from that punch, but he didn’t appear hurt.

Vera landed more punches in the fourth round than he did during any of the first three rounds.

Elbiali battered Vera with right hands during another one-sided round in the third. Vera’s toughness enabled him to remain upright in those three minutes, but Elbiali basically took target practice on him at that point.

Elbiali continued his assault on Vera in the second round. A right hand by Elbiali knocked Vera into the ropes, which held him up and counted as a knockdown.

Vera swung wildly in the second round and twice wound upon the canvas as a result of those missed punches.

Elbiali blasted Vera with overhand rights throughout the first round. Vera took those shots well, but it was a sign of what was to come in the ensuing rounds.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.