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ShoBox results: Dmitry Bivol rolls on with TKO win

Dmitry Bivol is still undefeated, and still looks impressive.


Dmitry Bivol’s ShoBox debut kept the hype train behind the light heavyweight prospect rolling, as he dominated Samuel Clarkson en route to a fourth round stoppage, retaining his interim WBA title.

Bivol (10-0, 8 KO) has plans to fight for the full title (well, one of the WBA’s full titles, at least) in his next fight, or at least within his next few, and couldn’t have done a much better job than he did in this one. Clarkson (19-4, 12 KO) was down twice in the first round, and it was clear right away that he was way outclassed by Bivol in the matchup, and was never able to get going.

Bivol dropped Clarkson again in the fourth, and though Clarkson got up, he did so on bad legs, forcing referee Harvey Dock to stop the fight.

Malik Hawkins improved to 11-0 (8 KO), stopping Carlos Soto (13-1-2, 7 KO) after the second round, due to Soto being unable to see out of his left eye. The injury, which swelled up badly in the first round, was ruled as being from a punch. Soto did his best to fight through it, but admitted after round two that he couldn’t see, and the doctor stopped the fight, rightly.

In a highly entertaining opening fight, Glenn Dezurn Jr remained unbeaten with a hard-fought win over Leroy Davila in an eight round super bantamweight fight. Dezurn (9-0, 6 KO) won on scores of 78-74 across the board. BLH scored the fight even, 76-76, but this was no controversial decision or anything. Davila falls to 5-1 (3 KO). This is one worth a look on demand, if you missed the show tonight.

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