Artur Beterbiev-Joe Smith Live Sunday Night Fight Results. Jahi Tucker defeated D’Andre Smith to remain undefeated Saturday night on Artur Beterbiev-Joe Smith Jr.
Tucker defeated Smith in the last three rounds of their welterweight title at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater. A New York State Athletic Commission doctor finally ordered referee Shawn Clark to suspend one-sided action in 2:27 of the fourth round.
Smith (11-2, 5 KOs), of Decatur, Georgia, did not drop, but hit the worst of the 19-year-old Tucker (8-0, 5 KOs).
Tucker, from Deer Park, New York,
Tucker, from Deer Park, New York, began injuring Smith in the second round, when he fired several unanswered power punches at the defenseless Smith.
In a previous fight, Floyd Diaz honored his grandfather’s memory on Saturday night by defeating Daniil Platonovschi.
Diaz, who lost his grandfather on Saturday afternoon, recorded a six-round victory, unanimously agreeing to defeat Platonovschi undefeated. Judges Ron McNair and Robin Taylor beat all six rounds of Diaz (5-0, 1 KO), of Las Vegas, who won their junior featherweight fight 59-55 according to judge Eric Wolinski.
Moldovan Platonovschi lost for the first time as a professional (4-1, 2 KOs).
Diaz continued to dominate the sixth round, when it became clear that Platonovschi needed to be beaten to win.
Diaz connected with right-handed hands with the remaining minutes of the fifth round. Platonovschi’s left hand got Diaz’s attention at about 1:10 in the fifth round.
Diaz reached most of the right hands in the fourth round.
Platonovschi’s left-handed right hand supported Diaz just after the third round point. The catch sent Diaz and Platonovschi crashing into a cannon in about 50 seconds in the third round.
Platonovschi’s right corner gave Diaz balance as there were about 30 seconds left in the first round.
In the pre-Diaz’s victory, Troy Isley, who is middle-class, stopped Donte Stubbs in the sixth and final round of their fight.
Isley (6-0, 4 KOs), from Alexandria, Virginia, defeated Stubbs twice, once each in the fourth and sixth rounds, before referee Charlie Fitch stopped the game 38 seconds in the sixth round.
Isley’s overhand sent Stubbs to the cannon, facing first, 29 seconds in the sixth round. Stubbs (6-6, 2 KOs, 1 NC) defeated Fitch’s figure, but was not in a position to continue.
Isley first put down Stubbs with his right hand leaving him lying on his back with 10 seconds left to enter the fourth round.
Stubbs, of Riverside, California, has lost six straight defeats, but has yet to be released before Saturday night.
Artur Beterbiev jokingly asked press conference
Artur Beterbiev jokingly asked press conference president Mark Shunock on Thursday why he reminded the undefeated light heavyweight champion that he was 37 years old.
Beterbiev did not make his pro debut until he was 28, after representing Russia at the 2012 London Olympics in the summer. Montreal-based Betterbiev did not become a world champion until he was 32 years old, but has not shown any signs of slowing down while defending five titles since ousting Germany’s Enrico Koelling to win the vacant IBF light heavyweight title at the time. article November 2017.
However, remembering his age, Beterbiev often looks with his coaching staff for confirmation that the knockout artist looks like he did a few years ago.
“I always ask my coach, conditional coach, boxing coach,‘ How do you think I do? Less than two years ago ?, ’” Beterbiev said at a press conference Thursday in Madison Square Garden to promote his fight with Joe Smith Jr. on Saturday night. “And they tell me,‘ No, you did better than two years ago. ’Maybe they lied to me. I do not know. ”
Beterbiev was not the only one on stage
Beterbiev was not the only one on stage on Thursday who did not want to hear about his age. Smith has rejected a proposal that he will not play the best version of Beterbiev in their 12-round, 175-pound champion battle at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater.
Smith said,”I believed the boy is in his early years,”. “I don’t think age has anything to do with it. I know you are here 100 percent ready to go. ”
Smith, of Mastic, New York, is 32 years old and still in high school. The last undefeated Russian light heavyweight champion Smith met, Dmitry Bivol, was only 28 years old when he knocked Smith out of their 12-round Bivol WBA belt in March 2019 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.