IBF light-heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev vs Callum Johnson
Undefeated IBF light-heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev (12-0, 12 KOs) goes toe-to-toe with undefeated Callum Johnson (17-0, 12 KOs).
The first two rounds saw each man touch the canvas. The champion landed a solid right as Johnson lost his footing, only to be knocked down himself with a right hook.
Both men were landing big punches in rounds three and four. Johnson was finding a home for the hooks until Beterbiev landed two big left hooks on the temple that the challenger couldn’t recover from.
Beterbiev retained his title with a fourth round stoppage. In a hard fought contest, the champion earned his victory. He continues his perfect record of having knocked out every opponent he has faced.
This division is starting to heat up and it’s clear Beterbiev is one of its bright stars. Hopefully, next we will see a unification match-up in the near future.
By: Garrisson Bland