Artur Beterbiev Stops Joe Smith Jr. in 2 Rounds – Video Highlights

3-Belt King: Artur Beterbiev Obliterates Joe Smith Jr. in 2 Rounds 

Robeisy Ramirez KOs Abraham Nova in featherweight co-feature.

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NEW YORK (June 18, 2022) —All hail, King Artur, the three-belt mild heavyweight champion. WBC/IBF ruler Artur Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KOs) stopped Joe Smith Jr. (28-4, 22 KOs) within the second spherical Saturday night at Hulu Theater at Madison Sq. Backyard. Beterbiev knocked down Smith 3 times throughout the one-sided beatdown, selecting up Smith’s WBO belt and transferring one step nearer to totally unifying the division.

Beterbiev dropped Smith with a clubbing proper hand within the closing seconds of the opening spherical. Issues acquired worse for the Lengthy Island native within the second, as a left hook almost despatched Smith by means of the ropes. He rose to his toes, however the finish was close to. A pair of uppercuts, adopted by a sweeping proper hand left referee Harvey Dock no selection however to cease the struggle.

“My coach informed me it’s not too far till I grow to be a great boxer,” Beterbiev stated. “Joe’s just a little bit open, and it was simpler for me to get him. {Each of us} have a great punch, and each tried to {join} first. I’m fortunate that I used to be first.”

Sitting ringside was British contender Anthony Yarde, who could also be in line for a shot at Beterbiev this fall. Beterbiev’s choice is a struggle with WBA champion Dmitry Bivol, who just lately defeated Canelo Alvarez.

“Unification fights are extra attention-grabbing, extra motivating,” Beterbiev stated. “I favor unification struggle. I need to be undisputed.”

Ramirez Topples Nova in Featherweight Co-Function

Cuban southpaw star Robeisy Ramirez (10-1, 6 KOs) introduced his presence as a featherweight contender in a giant approach with a good greater left hand. Ramirez knocked out the beforehand unbeaten Abraham Nova (21-1, 15 KOs) within the fifth spherical to choose up the USBA and WBO International belts. Ramirez, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, feinted with a proper hand to the physique after which got here excessive with left that separated Nova from his senses.

Ramirez stated, “It was all concerning the technique. I’m blessed to work with Ismael Salas, who’s a genius in my nook. It actually was about organising that shot. In the event you watch the struggle, it was about working, tapping the physique till that opening was created. I knew he was harmful, so I needed to be cautious, however once I noticed my opening, I took it and I completed the struggle.”

In different outcomes:

Featherweight: Bruce Carrington (4-0, 3 KOs) RTD 5 Adrian Leyva (3-3-1, 1 KO). Carrington, the newest fistic prodigy from Brownsville, Brooklyn, authored an influence punching clinic that pressured Leyva to stay on his stool following the fifth spherical. He landed 69 of 121 energy photographs, together with 11 of 17 within the fifth spherical. Leyva entered the struggle using a four-bout unbeaten streak.

WelterweightJahi Tucker (8-0, 5 KOs) TKO 4 D’Andre Smith (11-2, 5 KOs), 2:27. Tucker, from Deer Park, New York, thrilled the house area followers with a relentless offensive show that prompted the fee to advise referee Shawn Clark to cease the struggle. Tucker buzzed Smith within the second spherical, however Smith in some way weathered the storm to survive two extra rounds.

Junior Featherweight: Floyd Diaz (5-0, 1 KO) UD 6 Daniil Platonovschi (4-1, 2 KOs). Scores: 60-54 2x and 59-55. Diaz cruised to a transparent factors win in a battle of unbeaten prospects, and he did so with a heavy coronary heart. Earlier Saturday, Diaz’s grandfather, Juan Demetrio Diaz, handed away on the age of 68. Diaz honored his reminiscence with a boxing tour de power.

Middleweight: Troy Isley (6-0, 4 KOs) TKO 6 Donte Stubbs (6-6, 2 KOs), :38. Isley, a U.S. Olympian, grew to become the primary man to cease Stubbs in a one-sided energy punching show. Isley knocked down Stubbs on the finish of the fourth, then ended the struggle with a straight proper hand early within the sixth. Stubbs rose to his toes on wobbly legs, and referee Charlie Fitch waved it off.

Junior Middleweight: Wendy Toussaint (14-1, 6 KOs) UD 8 Asinia Byfield (15-5-1, 7 KOs). Scores: 79-73 3x.

Junior Middleweight: Jahyae Brown (11-0, 8 KOs) UD 6 Keane McMahon (7-3, 4 KOs). Scores: 60-54 and 58-56 2x.




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