Ancajas v Funai / Beterbiev v Kalajdzic – Results from California
World Boxing News provides live results from Stockton, California for the IBF title double featuring champions Jerwin Ancajas and Artur Beterbiev.
Light-heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev remains so following a fifth round stoppage over ‘Hot Rod’ Radivoje Kalajdzic.
Beterbiev put the challenger down in the third before ending the contest two rounds later with Kalajdzic on his feet.
Previously linked to a unification with Sergey Kovalev, it looks as though the Russian may miss out.
Promoter Frank Warren recently confirmed an agreement between Kovalev and mandatory foe Anthony Yarde.
Jerwin Ancajas successfully defended his IBF super-flyweight title with a seventh round retirement of Ryuichi Funai.
Ancajas forced a ringside physician to step in when Funai was taking too much punishment from the first half of the fight.
Funai was bloodied and beaten by the end of the seventh and the stoppage was a good call.
With seven defenses behind him, Ancajas is recognized as one of the best around at 115 pounds.
The likes of Kal Yafai and Charlie Edwards will now be on the Filipino’s radar for a potential unification.
At welterweight, Brian Mendoza made it seventeen fights without loss by dropping and stopping Carlos Rodriguez in two.
Mendoza was too strong early on and managed to get the job done.
At cruiserweight, Blake McKernan pushed to 12-0 with an eight round points win over Joey Montoya. In the opener, Felix Valera stopped Mario Aguilar in four rounds to go 18-2 at the light heavyweight limit.
Also on the bill, super bantamweight Vislan Dalkhaev secured an eleventh victory against one reverse when decisioning Vincent Jennings over six.
In a similar story, Quilisto Madera won on points against Osbaldo Gonzales over the same distance.
Prior to the main fights, flyweight Marco Antonio Arroyo dropped his perfect record in a shock split decision to Jesus Godinez.