Three light heavyweight titles are at stake. On Saturday, IBF and WBC light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev and WBO titlist Joe Smith Jr.Artur Beterbiev, left, and Joe Smith Jr., will meet on Saturday no unify ... Saturday, June 18, 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+: Artur Beterbiev vs.
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In the scintillating co-feature, featherweights Robeisy Ramirez and Abraham Nova do battle for ten rounds in a fight that has the potential of outshining the main event.
Boxing News 24 will be giving live updates & results below of the action tonight on the Beterbiev vs. Smith card.
Undefeated featherweight prospect Bruce Carrington (4-0, 3 KOs) beat Adrian Leyva (3-3-1, 1 KO) by a fifth-round corner stoppage due to a cut. The 25-year-old Carrington was in control of the contest the entire way.
Undefeated welterweight prospect Jahi Tucker (8-0, 5 KOs) defeated D’Andre Smith (10-2, 5 KOs) by a quick fourth-round knockout. Tucker hurt Smith in the fourth, causing the referee to jump in quickly to halt the contest. The official time of the stoppage was at 2:27 of the fourth round.
Undefeated super bantamweight prospect Floyd Diaz (5-0, 1 KO) outboxed Daniil Platonovschi (4-1, 2 KOs) by a six-round unanimous decision. The judges scored it 60-54, 60-54, and 59-55.
Undefeated middleweight prospect Troy Isley (6-0, 4 KOs) kept his perfect record intact with a 6th-round stoppage victory over Donte Stubbs (6-6, 2 KOs). Stubbs was knocked down twice in the fight, once in round four and a final time in the sixth. The time of the stoppage was at :38.
Junior middleweight Wendy Toussaint (14-1, 6 KOs) outboxed Asinia Byfield (15-5-1, 7 KOs), beating her by an eight-round unanimous decision over eight rounds. The judges’ scores were 79-73, 79-73, and 79-73.
Undefeated welterweight prospect Jahyae Brown (11-0, 8 KOs) defeated Keane McMahon (7-3, 4 KOs) by a six-round unanimous decision. The scores were 60-54, 58-56, and 58-56.
“Is your plan to box from long range and walk him into a right hand? Do you want to push the tank backward, the guy that is always coming forward, backward, what’s the plan?” said Max Kellerman on Max on Boxing in talking to Joe Smith Jr about his plan for his fight tonight against Artur Beterbiev.
NEW YORK – Jahi Tucker overwhelmed D’Andre Smith to remain unbeaten Saturday night on the Artur Beterbiev-Joe Smith Jr. undercard.
Tucker battered Smith for most of the final three rounds of their welterweight bout at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater. A New York State Athletic Commission physician eventually instructed referee Shawn Clark to stop the one-sided action at 2:27 of the fourth round.
Smith (11-2, 5 KOs), of Decatur, Georgia, never went down, but he took an inordinate number of punches from the 19-year-old Tucker (8-0, 5 KOs).
Artur Beterbiev and Joe Smith Jr are set to unify a trio of light heavyweight titles tonight on ESPN, in what promises to be a hard-hitting main event.
In the night’s co-feature, Robeisy Ramirez will face Abraham Nova in a good featherweight matchup set for 10 rounds, and there will also be prelims on ESPN+ featuring notable Top Rank prospects Jahi Tucker, Troy Isley, Bruce Carrington, Floyd Diaz, and more.
Wil Esco will be on the round by round call for the main card fights starting at 10 pm ET, and I’ll be in here from 6:30 pm ET for the prelims with highlights and results, all of that in this stream: