Results from around the boxing world on Friday Night ...
Juan Diaz vs. Billy Irwin
Juan Diaz stopped Billy Irwin at 1:27 of the ninth round in a lopsided WBA lightweight title fight in Houston, Diaz’s hometown. Diaz dropped Irwin in the second round and applied relentless pressure on the one-paced Irwin throughout, eventually stopping the Canadian in the 9th. The end finally came after a Diaz left hook, when Irwin failed to answer Diaz’s subsequent onslaught of punches.
Calvin Brock vs. Clifford Etienne
Calvin Brock had Clifford Etienne down for the third time at 1:35 of the 3rd round. The referee called a halt to proceedings after the third knockdown, as Etienne struggled to get to his feet.
David Estrada vs. Chris Smith
David Estrada landed left and right hooks at will to notch an 11th round TKO over Chris “The Mechanic” Smith in an International Boxing Federation (IBF) welterweight elimination bout for the No. 2 ranking
Action from the UK
Enzo Maccarinelli vs. Rich Montagne
Enzo Maccarinelli stopped American Rich LaMontagne after 4 rounds in the Welshman’s 6th defence of his WBU title. LaMontagne had no answers for Maccarinelli’s steady pressure. Maccarinelli said he would like to fight WBO champion Johnny Nelson next, and he may get his wish as Nelson was receptive to the possibility whilst speaking to the media after the Maccarinelli bout.
David Haye vs. Garry Delaney
David Haye applied a measured beating over the course of three one-sided rounds, stopping trialhorse Garry Delaney. Delaney was down in the 3rd, and did not answer the bell for the 4th round.
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