Anthony Joshua wins in five

boxing24 December 2023 13:20
By:Ron Jackson
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In a one-sided match, former two-time unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua 27-3; 24 stopped Otto Wallin 26-2; 14, who did not come out at the bell for the fifth round in a mismatch on Saturday night at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Joshua who is listed at No 1 by the WBO and at No 2 by the WBC dominated from the opening bell as he smashed and bloodied Wallin in four one-sided rounds.


Joseph Parker upsets Deontay Wilder

Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker 34-3; 23 upset the former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder 43-3-1; 42 when he out-boxed him to win on a unanimous 12-round points decision.

Parker was in control throughout and stunned the 38-year-old Wilder in the eighth round to go on to win with wide margins of 118-111, 118-110 and 120-108.

Dmitry Bivol retains WBA light heavyweight title

WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol 22-0; 11 retained his WBA light heavyweight title on a 12-round unanimous points decision against the WBA No 8 ranked Lyndon Arthur 23-2; 16.

Bivol dominated throughout scoring a knockdown in the eleventh round to win with scores of 120-107 on all three judges’ scorecards.

Daniel Dubois wins on a tenth-round stoppage

Former WBA “regular” champion Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois 20-2; 19 won on a ten-round technical knockout over the previously unbeaten Darrell “Big Baby” Miller 26-1-1; 22

Dubois was in control as the overweight Miller tried to maul the smaller Dubois.

Miller eventually ran out of gas as Dubois scored with a barrage of punches before the referee waved the fight off at 2 minutes 52 seconds into the tenth round.

Agit Kabayed wins in four

In another heavyweight encounter, Agit Kabayel 24-0; 16 caused an upset when he stopped the previously unbeaten Arslanbek Makhmudov 18-1; 17 in the fourth round, after knocking him down three times.

Jai Opetia knocks out Ellis Zorro in one round

Former IBF cruiserweight champion Jai Opetaia 24-0; 19 won on a first-round knockout against Ellis Zorro 17-1; 7.

Opetaia landed a straight left that sent Zorro down and out. Time was 2:56.

Filip Hrgovic stops Mark De Mori in one round

The IBF mandatory heavyweight title challenger Filip “El Animal” Hrgovic 17-0 14 stopped Mark “The Viking” De Mori 41-3-2; 36 in the first round.

Hrgovic dropped De Mori early in the round and dominated De Mori before the towel was thrown in at 1:46 into the round.

Frank Sanchez wins on a seventh-round knockout

Heavyweight Frank “The Cuban Flash” Sanchez 24-0; 17 won on a seventh-round knockout over Junior Fa 20-3; 11. Time was 2:42.