IBF & WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Artur Beterbiev will face WBO Light Heavyweight titleholder Joe Smith Jr in a title unification bout.
The winner will come of the bout holding three titles with them and would be in prime position to negotiate a big undisputed title fight against Dmitry Bivol. Beterbiev goes in as the favorite with 100% knockout rate in his 17 bouts. Smith is also an experienced contender, but does he have what it takes to stop an unstoppable force like Beterbiev? (Smith has previously lost to Bivol)
On the undercard, Abraham Nova and Robeisy Ramirez clash in an interesting featherweight bout. Bruce Carrington, Jahi Tucker and many other Top Rank prospects will be on the prelims to showcase their talent.
Check here for the results from Artur Beterbiev vs Joe Smith Jr. Top Rank Boxing event.
|1.||Jahyae Brown vs. Keane McMahon||6 rounds, Super Welterweight bout||Jahyae Brown won via unanimous decision (58-56, 58-56, 60-54)|
|2.||Wendy Toussaint vs. Asinia Byfield||8 rounds, Super Welterweight bout||Wendy Toussaint won via unanimous decision (79-73, 79-73, 79-73)|
|3.||Troy Isley vs. Donte Stubbs||6 rounds, Middleweight bout||Troy Isley won via TKO at 0:38 of round 6|
|4.||Floyd Diaz vs. Daniil Platonovschi||6 rounds, super bantamweight bout||Floyd Diaz won via unanimous decision (60-54, 60-54, 59-55)|
|5.||Jahi Tucker vs. D’Andre Smith||6 rounds, Welterweight bout||Jahi Tucker won via TKO at 2:27 of round 4|
|6.||Bruce Carrington vs. Adrian Leyva||6 rounds, Featherweight bout||Bruce Carrington won via RTD (corner stoppage due to a cut) in round 5|
|1.||Robeisy Ramirez vs. Abraham Nova||10 rounds, Featherweight bout||Robeisy Ramirez won via KO at 2:20 of round 5|
|2.||Artur Beterbiev vs. Joe Smith Jr.||12 rounds, Light Heavyweight bout for Beterbiev’s WBC and IBF title, Smith Jr’s WBO title||Artur Beterbiev won via TKO at 2:19 in round 2 to win IBF, WBC & WBO Light Heavyweight Championships|