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In a literally huge heavyweight encounter, 500+ pounds of KO-punchers went toe to toe in what turned out to be a one-sided walk over for Dillian Whyte (23-1, 17 KOs) who brutally KO’d previously undefeated Lucas Browne (25-1, 22 KOs) Saturday night in London. Whyte was in total control throughout and it really made one wonder how the heavy handed Browne had managed to amass 25 straight wins with his lumbering and lack of skill. Whyte cruised through the first five rounds with ease and in Round 6 picked things up. As he was battering a helpless Browne, a huge left hook felled the 6’5 265 pound giant flat on his face for a violent one-punch KO win. The final time was :37 of the sixth. With the win, Whyte is now the WBC mandatory challenger to Deontay Wilder’s title and Whyte had a lot to say about that post fight:
On Saturday night pro boxing returned to the popular venue Tohu, Montreal with a BANG when Rixa Promotions presented a huge gala full of fistic action. In the main event undefeated middleweight Jordan Balmir improved his undefeated record to 9-0 (5 KOs) with a hard fought eight round unanimous decision over veteran warrior Frank Cotroni. In other notable action welterweight Bruno Bredicean pounded out a six round unanimous decision over Eliud Melendez Rocha, popular lightweight Golden Garcia scored a seventh round TKO of Adalberto Borquez while Roody Pierre Paul was held to an eight round draw vs. Jesus Laguna.
For full resultsvisit Boxrec.com for more information on the card.
Canada’s Ryan ‘The Real Deal’ Ford (14-2, 9 KOs) came up on the short end of a hard fought and competitive twelve round decision to Andrey Sirotkin (15-0, 4 KOs) Saturday night in Krasnodar, Russia. It was a strange encounter on a broken ring that caused several halts in the action. In what was literally an uneven playing field in Russia, Ford chased a retreating Sirotkin all the way around the ring for twelve full rounds only to find himself on the short end of three close tallies once the final bell rang. This marked the second straight decision loss in Russia for the road warrior Ford, who did gain some valuable experience going a full twelve rounds in both encounters.
It was a strange night at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre as Liveco Boxing put on a gala that apparently lost both it main and co-main events at the last minute. Both headliners Steve Rolls and Zsolt Daranyi Jr. did not see action (see above statement from the promoter). In preliminary action Kristian Prenga scored a second round TKO of Tim Chemelli while Will Madera was held to a six round draw against unheralded Alberto Alejandro Morales Bautista. Super lightweight upstart Mazlum Akdeniz also scored a decision win over Cristian Rodrigo Gonzalez.
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