Dmitry Bivol Easily Defeats Lyndon Arthur; Daniel Dubois Stops Jarrell Miller Late
In a light heavy showdown, WBA champion Dmitry Bivol (22-0, 11KO) pitched a shutout by going flawless against Lyndon Arthur (23-2, 16KO).
It was a typical Bivol fight, as he worked extremely well behind the jab. His footwork, ring generalship, defense, and ring IQ proved to be higher than Arthur’s the entire fight.
Even when the Brit tried to make a comeback, the WBA champion quickly turned the fight around with sharp, crisp counter-punches. There were moments in the fight when Bivol picked up the pace but took the foot off the gas just as it seemed Arthur was ready to go.
In the eleventh round, the Russian scored a knockdown by landing a vicious body shot. Going into the last round, he turned up the body attack, but Arthur managed to survive until the final bell.
It was an easy fight to score as all three judges scored 120-107, in favor of Bivol. In the post-fight interview, he expressed a desire to fight the winner of unified champion Artur Beterbiev versus Callum Smith.
DANIEL DUBOIS PICKS UP THE LATE STOPPAGE OVER JARRELL MILLER
In a heavyweight fight where both fighters carried serious animosity, Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois (20-2, 19KO) scored the sweetest win of his career by stopping Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (26-1-1, 22KO).
Dubois fought well behind the jab and uncharacteristically utilized lateral movement at times. He even started going to the body when they both were in close-quarters trading shots.
Miller had moments in the fight but was ultimately turned into a punching bag as he continued to eat punches like M&Ms. His face was bloodied and beaten from taking repeated hard shots as his activity came to a crawl.
Looking to make a statement, Dubois went on the attack in round ten. He landed several thudding shots that sent Miller stumbling into the corner.
After landing a series of unanswered shots, Dynamite became the first man to defeat Miller as the referee jumped in to end the fight.