Tonight’s Fight Results from Manchester

09/02/2023 - No comments
  • Chris Eubank Jr (33-3, 24 KOs) scored a decisive tenth-round TKO over former WBO junior middleweight champion and current WBO #2 middleweight Liam “Beefy” Smith (33-4-1, 20 KOs) this Saturday night at the AO Arena in Manchester, England. Under the tutelage of his new trainer Brian “Bomac” McIntyre, Eubank displayed superior speed and employed John Ruiz-like clutch and grab tactics to neutralize Smith’s early offensive moves. Eubank gained the upper hand in round four, flooring Smith with a sharp uppercut. From there, it was essentially Eubank’s show. Smith barely weathered a storm of punches in the fifth round and spent the rest of the fight on the defensive, looking for a game-changing punch that never came. The later rounds saw Eubank in full control, culminating in another knockdown in the tenth round. The referee stepped in and called off the fight after a follow-up flurry from Eubank at 1:45.
  • Adam Azim (9-0, 6 KOs) clinched a hard-earned ten-round unanimous decision against Aram Fanyan (22-2, 4 KOs) in a tightly contested bout. The judges scored the fight way too wide  with 98-92, 100-90, and 99-91 in favor of Azim.
  • Frazer Clarke (8-0, 6 KOs) earned a hard-fought technical knockout in the sixth round against David Allen (25-6-2, 18 KOs). However, Clarke saw two points taken away in that same round due to multiple low blows.. The fight came to an abrupt end following that round when Allen quit due to an injury.
  • Jack Cullen (22-4-1, 10 KOs) scored a sensational third-round knockout against British and Commonwealth super middleweight titleholder Mark Heffron (29-3-1, 23 KOs), who also held #13 and #14 rankings in IBF and WBO respectively. Cullen floored Heffron with a sharp left hook. Though Heffron managed to rise, he subsequently collapsed back onto the mat. The clock stopped at 2:43.
  • In the super lightweight division, Mikaela Mayer (19-1, 5 KOs) secured a decisive victory over former European champion Silvia Bortot (11-3, 3 KOs) in a ten-round bout. The judges gave Mayer a unanimous score of 100-90.
  • Florian “The Albanian King” Marku (13-0-1, 8 KOs) made quick work of Dylan Moran (18-2, 8 KOs), requiring only 54 seconds to score a first-round stoppage. Charging at Moran like a bull, Marku unleashed a flurry of punches, forcing the referee to intervene and call the fight.
  • In women’s welterweight action, Olympic gold medalist Lauren Price (5-0, 1 KO) claimed a sixth-round technical decision against Lolita Muzeya (18-2, 10 KOs).
Friday’s Fight Results

  • At the Graakjaer Arena in Holstebro, Denmark, on Friday evening, WBO champion Dina Thorslund (20-0, 8 KOs) emerged victorious in a 10-round showdown against WBC bantamweight titleholder Yuliahn Luna Avila (25-4-1, 4 KOs). The unanimous decision was reflected in the scorecards, reading 99-91, 98-92, and 97-93 in favor of Thorslund
  • In a dramatic fight for the IBO title at the University of Bolton Stadium in Bolton, England on Friday night, Lyndon “King” Arthur (23-1, 16 KOs) clinched a stunning 10th-round knockout against Braian Suarez (18-2, 17 KOs). Suarez, who didn’t make the weight, managed to floor Arthur in the fourth round and appeared to dominate with sheer muscle and effort. However, the tables turned in the tenth round when Arthur landed a crippling left hook to Suarez’s body, sending him down for the full count. The knockout came at 2:55 of the round.
  • On Friday night at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, 40-year-old ex-triple division world champ Ricky Burns (45-8-1, 17 KOs) dominated 44-year-old Willie Limond (42-6, 13 KOs) throughout an eight-round welterweight clash. After taking a beating for eight rounds, Limond chose to stay seated on his stool, signaling the end of the bout.

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