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Russell vs Hyland, Pedraza vs Smith: Watch highlights from Showtime Championship Boxing

Gary Russell Jr and Jose Pedraza got the job done tonight on Showtime.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Tonight's Showtime Championship Boxing doubleheader saw a pair of titleholders retain their belts with convincing victories in Connecticut, including a totally one-sided blowout in the main event.

Gary Russell Jr improved to 27-1 (16 KO) with a second round TKO victory over Ireland's Patrick Hyland (31-2, 15 KO), dropping the challenger three times in that round and lighting him up with speed and precision:

In the co-feature, Puerto Rico's Jose Pedraza (22-0, 12 KO) topped the UK's Stephen Smith (23-2, 13 KO) by unanimous decision, winning on clear scores of 116-111, 116-111, and 117-110. He was in control for the majority of the fight, and put Smith down for just the second time in his career in round nine:

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