The best undercard fight was light heavyweight world titlist Artur Beterbiev (13-0, 13 KOs), 33, a Russian native fighting out of Montreal, stopping mandatory challenger Callum Johnson (17-1, 12 KOs), 33, of England, in the fourth round of a slugfest.
Junior featherweight Danny Roman (26-2-1, 10 KOs), 28, of Los Angeles, retained his world title for the third time by knocking out Gavin McDonnell (20-2-2, 5 KOs), 32, of England, in the 10th round of another exciting fight that that erased the thoughts of his previous defense in June, a horrendous fight against unwilling Moises Flores.
If anyone was curious as to why Japan's Naoya Inoue is nicknamed "The Monster," let his violent first-round destruction of Juan Carlos Payano on Sunday in Yokohama, Japan, in the quarterfinals of the second season of the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight tournament, serve as a fine illustration.
Naoya Inoue let his first-round destruction of Juan Carlos Payano on Sunday in Yokohama, Japan, show why he's known as "The Monster."
Junior welterweight Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KOs) W12 Eduard Troyanovsky (27-2, 24 KOs), retains a world title, scores: 115-113 (three times).