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Artur Beterbiev Stops “Sir” Marcus Browne

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At the Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Friday over ESPN+ Yvon Michel (GYM Promotions) and Bob Arum (Top Rank) presented in the Main Event WBC & IBF Light Heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev defended his title’s stopping former 2012 Olympian, former WBC Silver and WBA Interim champion and No. 1 ranked WBC, and No. 7 ranked IBF contender “Sir” Marcus Browne in the ninth round of a bloody fight with both cut since the third round.

In the co-feature, Marie Eve Dicaire stopped Cynthia “Canelita” Lozano in seven rounds for the vacant IBF World Super Welterweight title.

In the Main Event WBC & IBF World Light Heavyweight champion Russia’s Artur Beterbiev, 17-0 (17), #175, of Montreal, Quebec, CAN, stopped southpaw “Sir” Marcus Browne, 24-1 (16), #174 ½, of Carteret, NJ, at 0:46 of the ninth round of blood bath in a scheduled 12 rounds.

In the first two rounds, Browne controlled with an effective jab against the plodding Beterbiev, who hardly landed a punch. Ending the second round, backed into a corner, Brown landed a combination. In the third round, Berterbiev continued following Browne even into a corner that seemed reluctant to open up. Browne dominated the round until the final minute when Beterbiev landed half a dozen unanswered punches having Browne against the ropes.

In the fourth round, first minute, a clash of heads caused a nasty cut on the forehead of Beterbiev and over the right eye of Browne. Beterbiev chased down Browne out, landing him for the most part of the round.

The body shot that sealed the deal for @ABeterbiev‘s 17th straight KO 💥⤵️#BeterbievBrowne pic.twitter.com/SJywJkA2Fe

— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) December 18, 2021

In the fifth round, Browne countered well off the ropes in the first minute. Betterbiev took over midway, having Browne hurt with a flurry of punches in the final thirty seconds, landing almost two dozen punches without return while bleeding from the forehead.

In the sixth round, Browne kept his jab into the forehead of Betterbiev with blood flowing down the latter’s face. Inside the final minute, Betterbiev had Browne in trouble with a flurry of punches having him in the corner. In the seventh round, Betterbiev knocked Browne all over the ring at times, landing a dozen unanswered punches almost dropping him. It was a big round for Betterbiev with little return from Browne.

In the eighth round, Browne fought back well in the middle of the round but not enough to overcome the flurry of punches Betterbiev continues to land throughout. In the ninth round, Betterbiev rushed out, landing a dozen punches to the head of Browne with a left uppercut on the chin, dropping him to his knees, causing referee Michael Griffin to call a halt.

In the co-feature, former IBF World Female Super Welterweight champion southpaw WBA No. 1 ranked Marie-Eve Dicaire, 18-1 (1), #153, of Quebec, CAN, stopped WBA No. 5 ranked Cynthia “Canelita” Lozano, 9-1 (7), #151 ¼, of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, MEX, at 1:03 of the seventh round of a scheduled 10×2 rounds, for the vacant IBF World Super Welterweight title.

In the first round in her first ten rounder, having defeated her nine opponents with an overall combined 5-18 record, Lozano began her first fight scheduled over six rounds. Lozano came out and wrestled Dicaire to the canvas receiving a warning from referee Albert Padulo, Jr. Dicaire easily won a round of little landing of punches overall.

The ringside angle of @ABeterbiev’s destruction of Marcus Browne 😱 pic.twitter.com/XVZy6su4Bk

— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) December 18, 2021

In the second round, both boxers were warned for hitting on the break. Dicaire easily took a round of too much clinching. The awkward plodding Lozano kept coming forward, landing a few punches.

In the third round, Dicaire won another round, causing swelling under the right eye of Lozano with straight lefts. In the fourth round, Lozano continued walking into counter lefts from Dicaire on the chin with little in return.

In the fifth round, with a little more than a minute remaining, Dicaire landed a solid punch on the chin of Lozano, stopping her in her tracks momentarily.

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In the final seconds of the round, Dicaire landed a solid left on the chin, rocking Lozano. In the sixth round’s final minute, Dicaire rocked Lozano with a lead left on the chin. Again in the final ten seconds, Dicaire rocked Lozano with a left on the chin.

DOWN goes Browne! @ABeterbiev‘s left hook to the body sends the challenger to the canvas 💣#BeterbievBrowne | LIVE on ESPN+ pic.twitter.com/IlVEGKyL5o

— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) December 18, 2021

In the seventh round, Dicaire, after rocking a game Lozano for a second time in the round, the referee Padulo wisely waved it off.

Cruiserweight Yan “Wild Thing” Pellerin, 13-1 (5), #199, of Grandby, Quebec, CAN, easily defeated Francisco “Franky” Rivas, 15-3 (5), #198 ¼, of Allende, Coahuila de Zaragoza, MEX, over ten rounds for the vacant WBO NABO title.

In the first round, the 41-year-old former MMA fighter Pellerin spent more time brushing his hair from his eyes can landing punches over the much shorter Rivas but easily won the round. In the second round, Rivas is throwing wild overhand rights, mostly missing Pellerin. Pellerin won the round using a jab for the most part. In a clinch, Pellerin smiles as Rivas lands punches to the side of his head.

In the third round, after a minute of Pellerin landing his jab, he got hit with a wild overhand right on the chin from Rivas. Pellerin won a clinch-filled round. In the fourth round, more punches were thrown than in the first three rounds. Pellerin continued to dominate Rivas.

In the fifth round, Pellerin landed many rights off his jab to the chin of Rivas, who by the middle of the round looked exhausted. Rivas was able to get through the round after Pellerin had his best round up to this point. In the sixth round, Pellerin continued out, landing Rivas, who turned southpaw for the most part. In the final ten seconds, Rivas landed an overhand right to the chin of Pellerin.

In the seventh round, the fans started booing, wanting what should be six rounder still around in a lopsided seventh round expecting Pellerin to have stopped Rivas. In the ninth round, Pellerin again turned southpaw halfway through the round of this glorified sparring session.

In the tenth and final round, some shouts of “Franky, Franky” were heard as Rivas went all out as best he could. Pellerin continued to dominate Rivas, and both fighters embraced after the final bell.

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All scores, including the writers, were 100-90. Referee Alain Villeneuve.

Super Middleweight Steve “Mr.” Rolls, 21-1 (11), #166 ¾, of Toronto, Ontario, CAN, stopped a game Christopher “Ice Cold” Brooker, 16-9 (9), #166 ¼, of Philadelphia, PA, at 1:32 of the ninth round of a scheduled ten rounds.

In the first round, it was competitive, with Brooker forcing the action with the countering Rolls having the edge. In the second round, after one minute, Rolls landed a solid right to the chin of Brooker, getting his attention. In the final minute, a double left hook from Rolls to the ribs hurt Brooker.

In the third round, Brooker came out firing with Rolls countering him. A minute into the round, a right cross from Rolls on the chin hurt Brooker. With a minute remaining, a right from Rolls buckled the knees of Brooker. In the fourth round, at the halfway point, Rolls rocked a game, Brooker. With a minute remaining in the round, Rolls had Brooker pinned in a corner landing a right on the chin followed by a left to the body, hurting him.

In the fifth round, Rolls continued looking to end the fight with rights to the head, followed by lefts to the body of Brooker. In the final twenty seconds, Brooker landed a chopping left to the head of Rolls, who countered well with a right to the chin at the bell.

In the sixth round, Rolls continued dominating Brooker, ending the round with a left uppercut to the chin. In the seventh round, Rolls continued breaking down Brooker with a right to the body midway through the round, hurting Brooker.

In the eighth round, Rolls came out looking to end the fight. He had Brooker hurt several times in the round with good bodywork. In the final seconds, Rolls hurt Brooker with a right on the chin, having him out on his feet at the bell. In the ninth round near the halfway point, a right from Rolls on the chin and down went Brooker to his knees, taking a count of nine before rising as referee Steve St-Germain waved it off.

Super Lightweight Artur Biyarslanov, 9-0 (7), #139 ½, of Russia and Toronto, CAN, stopped Alan “Superman” Ayala Crisosto, 9-3 (5), #138 ¾, of Guadalajara, MEX, at 2:40 of the first round of a scheduled 8.

In the first round southpaw, Biyarslanov stormed forward, landing punch after punch with two right body shots followed by a right hook to the chin, and down went Ayala for an 8-count by referee Albert Padulo, Jr. Biyarslanov jumped all over Ayala, landing over two dozen punches dropping him with a right hook on the china and down he went for a second time forcing referee Padulo to call a halt.

Heavyweight Brandon Moore, 11-0 (7), #231 ½, of Lakeland, FL, stopped Abraham Pascual, 14- (12), #272 ¼, of Tlaxcala, MEX, at 1:27 of the first round of a scheduled eight rounds.

Super Welterweight Batyarzhan “Triple 7” Jukembayev, 19-1 (15), #150 ¼, of Shu, KAZ and Montreal, Quebec, CAN, stopped middleweight Juan “Piquet” Jose Martinez, 28-10 (20), #158, of Mexico City, MEX, at 1:09 of the first round of a scheduled six rounds.

In the first round, after twenty seconds, a left from Jukembayev on the chin drove Martinez into the ropes for an 8-count.

Jukembayev jumped all over him with a flurry of punches forcing the referee to call a halt as Martinez staggered back to his corner on unsteady legs.

Super Lightweight southpaw Mazlum Akdeniz, 15-0 (8), #139 ¾, of Montreal, Quebec, CAN, stopped Arturo Bustamante, 9-5 (5), #138, of Mexico City, MEX, at 1:47 of the fourth round of a scheduled 8.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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