Ortiz defeats Scott; Sosa beats Smith – results

Stephen Smith - Unbeaten highly ranked heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz (26-0, 22 KOs) did what he had to do in defeating Malik Scott *38-3-1, 13 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night to stay unbeaten in their clash at the  Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Unbeaten highly ranked heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz (26-0, 22 KOs) did what he had to do in defeating Malik Scott *38-3-1, 13 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night to stay unbeaten in their clash at the Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

This was supposed to have been a showcase fight for the 37-year-old Ortiz, but Scott had other ideas. He chose to stall out the fight by running around the ring, taunting Ortiz and not engaging. The results of the contest was diaster with angry boxing fans at ringside booing the lack of action. Ortiz couldn’t be blamed for it though. He was trying his best to get to Scott, but the American was totally reluctant to fight him.

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Jason Sosa – Stephen Smith in Monte Carlo on Saturday

Jason Sosa believes he’ll ruin the World title dreams of Stephen Smith once again as he defends his WBA World Super-Featherweight title in Monte Carlo on Saturday November 12, live on Sky Sports.

The New Jersey native makes the first defence of the title he ripped from Javier Fortuna in dramatic fashion in China in June, climbing off the canvas in the fifth round to stop the Dominican Republic man in the 11th as he was trailing on the cards.

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Bellew defeats Makabu; Price and Smith win – results

Stephen Smith - Tony Bellew (27-2-1, 17 KOs) picked up the WBC cruiserweight title tonight with an easier than expected 3rd round knockout win over Ilunga Makabu (19-2, 18 KOs) at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England. Bellew went in the underdog but he showed that the oddsmakers had been wrong in installing the 28-year-old Makabu the favorite.

Tony Bellew (27-2-1, 17 KOs) picked up the WBC cruiserweight title tonight with an easier than expected 3rd round knockout win over Ilunga Makabu (19-2, 18 KOs) at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England. Bellew went in the underdog but he showed that the oddsmakers had been wrong in installing the 28-year-old Makabu the favorite.

Bellew took Makabu out in the third round with some hard shots to the head after backing him up against the ropes. Makabu went down hard and was unable to continue.

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Russell stops Hyland; Pedraza decisions Smith

WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. retained his title with a remarkable TKO of Irishman Patrick Hyland Saturday on SHOWTIME from Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. In the co-feature, Jose Pedraza defended his IBF Junior Lightweight title with a unanimous decision over Stephen Smith.

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Russell-Hyland & Pedraza-Smith quotes

Stephen Smith - (Credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME) NEW YORK (April 13, 2016) - WBC Featherweight Champion Gary Russell Jr. (26-1, 15 KOs), of Capitol Heights, Md., and Irish contender Patrick Hyland (31-1, 15 KOs), of Dublin, faced off at the final press conference Wednesday at Highline Ballroom in New York, as they approach this Saturday's Featherweight World Title fight live on SHOWTIME® from the Fox Theater in Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT.

(Credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME) NEW YORK (April 13, 2016) – WBC Featherweight Champion Gary Russell Jr. (26-1, 15 KOs), of Capitol Heights, Md., and Irish contender Patrick Hyland (31-1, 15 KOs), of Dublin, faced off at the final press conference Wednesday at Highline Ballroom in New York, as they approach this Saturday’s Featherweight World Title fight live on SHOWTIME® from the Fox Theater in Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT.

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The World Awaits – Main Event Review: Stephen Smith TKO6 Devis Boschiero

Stephen Smith produced a career best performance on his most important night to demolish the previously unstopped Italian Devis Boschiero, 37-4-1 (19KO’s), in 6 rounds, after dropping him 5 times en-route to victory in this IBF super featherweight world title final eliminator.

From the moment referee Marcus McDonnell brought the fighters together Smith looked in a different class to a fighter who has only previous tasted defeated at the very highest level. Smith looked confident and purposeful, exerting his authority as early as the 1st, sinking powerful hooks into the body of the Italian that seen him gasping for air.

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