David Kaminsky couldn’t hold on to his unbeaten record in the ring, but will live to fight another day.
Considering the manner in which he exited the MGM Grand Conference Center on Thursday, that is a win in and of itself.
The 19-year old middleweight prospect from Tarzana, California by way of Israel was taken to University Medical Center (UMC) in Las Vegas, where he was treated for multiple facial wounds following his grueling six-round bout with “Cassius” Clay Collard. Their ESPN-televised bout saw Kaminsky (6-1, 3KOs)—who lost a split decision—suffer a cut in the opening round, and left with bruising around the right eye and a bloodied mouth by fight’s end.
The amount of damage sustained was concerning enough for onsite medical staff to insist that a visit to the emergency room was in order. Kaminsky was placed on a stretcher and carried out of his dressing room to an onsite ambulance, where he was transported to UMC to undergo a CT scan and be treated for multiple cuts.
“Dr. Vicki Mazzorana tended to Kamisky and told me he was responsive and that his father Anatoli is with him,” ESPN’s Bernard Osuna reported on location Thursday evening. “[A]ll CT scans were negative. He remains under observation while his facial lacerations are being tended to.”
Utah’s Collard (7-2-3, 2KOs)—whom has made a career out of bumping off undefeated prospects—outlanded Kaminsky in every round. The tone was set early, as Collard landed 29 punches in the opening round to 14 for Kaminsky. He was just as dominant down the stretch, landing 35 of 84 punches in round 5 and 25 of 94 in the 6th and final round according to Compubox stats.
Final punch stat numbers saw Collard land 158 of 481 punches, compared to 102 of 331 total punches for Kaminsky.
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox