Boxing Results: Artur Beterbiev Stops Callum ‘Mundo’ Smith!
WBC, WBO and IBF Light Heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev stopped former WBA Super Middleweight champion Callum ‘Mundo’ Smith in the seventh round on Saturday night at the Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Canada.
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In the co-Main Event WBO World Bantamweight champion Jason ‘Mayhem’ Moloney won a majority decision over Saul ‘The Beast’ Sanchez in an all-action twelve rounds.
In the Main Event 2-time Olympian, WBC, WBO and IBF Light Heavy champ Russian Artur Beterbiev, 20-0 (20), #175, of Montreal, Quebec, CAN, stopped WBC No. 1 ranked and former Super Middle Champ Callum ‘Mundo’ Smith, 29-2 (21) #174.6, of Liverpool, UK, at 2:00 of the seventh round of a scheduled 12 rounds.
In the first round Beterbiev came out firing for an entire minute. Smith came back in the second minute well with a looping right hand and off the ropes. In the final minute Beterbiev came back to take control. In the second round Smith came out using his longer jab. Halfway through the round Beterbiev landed a solid right to the body of Smith. In the final minute Smith landed a double left hook to the chin of Beterbiev taking the round.
In the third round near the end of the first minute Beterbiev landed a solid jab knocking back the head of Smith. In the final thirty seconds Beterbiev drew blood from the nose of Smith with a right uppercut on the chin and partly on the throat with swelling under the right eye started. In the fourth round after a minute Beterbiev opened up having Smith in trouble with Referee Michael Griffin took a close look. In the final thirty seconds Smith fought back well enough to get to the bell.
In the fifth round up until the midway point Smith held his own matching Beterbiev punch for punch. In the final minute Smith became the aggressor for half a minute until Beterbiev’s jab went to work drawing blood from the nose of Smith. In the sixth round Beterbiev lands several rights to the chin of Smith.
Halfway through the round Smith lands a left hook to the body of Beterbiev. By the end of the round there was swelling around both of Smith’s eyes losing all six rounds.
In the seventh round after a minute Beterbiev landed several punches dropping Smith for the first time in his career for an 8-count from Referee Griffin. Seconds later again Beterbiev dropped Smith with a combination on the chin. Smith’s trainer Buddy McGirt stepped into the ring to call a halt.
In the co-Main Event WBO Bantam champ Jason ’Mayhem’ Moloney, 27-2 (19), #117.5, of Melbourne, AUST, won a majority decision over Saul ‘The Beast’ Sanchez, 20-3 (12), #117.8, of Pacoima, CA, over 12 action rounds.
In the first two rounds Sanchez kept coming forward matching Moloney jab for jab but Moloney used an effective left hook to the body taking the rounds. In the third round an accidental clash of heads opened up a cut on the right eye of Moloney. In the fourth round Moloney had Sanchez backing up the entire round though the blood flows from his right eyebrow.
In the fifth round Moloney dominated until the final twenty seconds when Sanchez landed a hard right on the chin. In the sixth round Moloney had Sanchez on the ropes for the most part. In the seventh round Moloney comes out with a three-punch combination to the chin of Sanchez.
Sanchez came back to dominate the final minute outworking Moloney.In the eighth round Moloney worked the body but Sanchez matched him punch for punch taking a close round. In the ninth round both had their moments with Moloney pulling it out. In the tenth round Sanchez had the better of it for two minutes before Moloney took over the final minute.
In the eleventh round the crowd cheered the final minute of non-stop action of a close fight. In the twelfth and final round Moloney being the champion showed why until the final half minute with the fans cheering and Sanchez coming back well. Referee Mark Nelson.
Scores were 114-114 and 116-112 twice. 115-113 KH.
2016 Olympian, WBC Continental Americas and WBA International Super Middle champ and WBO ranked No. 5 Christian ‘Solide’ Mbilli, 26-0 (22), #167.3 of Yaounde, Cameroon, Pomic, FR and Montreal, CAN, stopped game Rohan ‘No Mercy’ Murdock, 27-3 (19), #167.6, of Nerang, Queensland, AUST, after six rounds of a scheduled 10 rounds.
In the first round Mbilli the aggressor outworked Murdock whose jab with a minute remaining knocked back the head of Mbilli. In the second round Mibilli had Murdock against the ropes the entire round with an effective right uppercut until the final thirty seconds. In the third round Murdock started throwing rights to the chin in the final minute after being outworked the first two minutes in a war!
In the fourth rounds final minute a right from Mbilli on the chin knocked out the mouthpiece of the gutsy Murdock whose right eye has a shiner.
Mbilli’s earlier body work got the best of the action. In the fifth rounds final minute Mbilli had Murdock against the ropes rocking him with rights to the chin somehow staying on his feet.
In the sixth round with his corner threatening to stop it Murdock came out firing with all the guts in the world but being outgunned by Mbilli. At the end of the round the corner of Murdock called a halt. Referee Steve St. Jermain.
Olympic Silver Medalist Imam Khataev, 6-0 (6), #174.6, of Urus-Martan, RUS, and Sydney, AUST, stopped late substitue Michal Ludwiczak, 17-12-1 (9), #178.6 of Leszno, POL, at 2:17 of the second round of a scheduled 10 rounds for the vacant NABF Light Heavy title.
In the first round it was all Khataev looking for early knockout against late sub in Ludwiczak having his nose bleeding. In the second round Khataev dropped Ludwiczak with a left on the chin for an 8-count. Later in the round Khataev landed a flurry of punches without return before Referee Alain Villeneuve wisely called a halt.
Welter Mexican Chrisopher ‘Machine Gun’ Guerrero, 10-0 (5), #149.5, of Montreal, Quebec, CAN, defeated Sergio ‘Cheko’ Garcia, 7-4 (4), #149.6, of Tecolotian, Jalisco, MEX, over 8 solid rounds.
In the first three rounds for the most part Guerrero slips punches well and countering. In a close round Guerrero had an edge. In the fourth round Guerrero used an effective jab. In the final seconds Garcia landed a left uppercut on the chin knocking the head of Guerrero back.
In the fifth round both had their moments with the faster hands of Guerrero out landing Garcia. In the sixth round it was a big one for Guerrero who went to the body of Garcia and did some showboating.
In the seventh round it went back and forth with Guerrero’s body work having an edge. In the eighth and final rounds final minute the fans were yelling to their delight of the boxers letting it all hang out and both tired at the end.
Referee Albert Padulo, Jr. Scores were 79-73, 78-74 twice.
Light Heavy Mehmet Unal, 8-0 (7), #177.8, of Montreal, Quebec, CAN, Dragan Lepei, 22-7-2 (10), #177.8, of Lastra a Signa, Toscana, IT, at 0:57 of round one of a scheduled 8 rounds.
In the first round it was Unal on the attack. Fifty seconds into the round a solid right from Unal high on the temple and down went Lepei for an 8-count from Referee Martin Forest. Upon rising he fell into the referee who called a halt.
In a Super Feather rematch Leila Beaudoin, 11-1 (1), #129.9, of Levis, Quebec, CAN, reversed loss to Elizabeth ‘LaBonita’ Chavez Espinosa, 4-6-3 (1), #128.6, of Torreon, Coahuila a de Zaragoza, MEX, over 8×2 rounds.
In the first four rounds Espinosa chased Beaudoin who countered her enough to reverse her only loss. In the sixth and seventh rounds Espinosa started landing her rights to the chin easily taking both rounds.
In the eighth and final round Beaudoin finally stopped running and went head to toe with Espinosa in a close round. Referee Martin Forest.Scores were 78-74 twice and 77-75.
Middleweight southpaw Moreno ‘The Soldier’ Fendero, 3-0 (2), #162.8, of Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, FR, stopped Victor ‘Corbef’ Hugo Flores, 7-3 (3), #162.3, of Pacuca, Hidalgo, MEX, at 2:16 of the first round of a scheduled 4 rounds.
In the first round after a minute there may have been a clash of heads when a left on the chin from Fendero and down went Flores for an 8-count complaining while Referee Alain Villeneuve. With a minute remaining in the round a right hook on the chin from Fendero on the chin and down went Flores for a second time and another 8-count.
Upon rising taking the count he dropped to a knee causing the referee to call a halt.
Super Middle Wilkens Mathieu, 6-0 (3), #168.8, of Montreal, Quebec, CAN, defeated Jose ‘LaFiera’ Arias Alvarez, 3-2 (1), #167.7, of Guadalaujra, MEX, over 4 rounds.
In the second rounds final minute Mathieu pushed Alvarez in a crouch to the canvas and Referee Albert Padulo, Jr. “blew it” calling it a knockdown for an 8-count. Mathieu is a day before his 19th birthday and Alvarez is 39.
In the third round Alvarez fought back well but Mathieu was chasing him down and had too much fire power for him. In the fourth and final round Wilkens going for stoppage and Alvarez in survival mode.
Scores were 40-36 and 40-35 twice.