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Spence vs Peterson results: Marcus Browne rips Francy Ntetu in one round

Marcus Browne wasted no time tonight in Brooklyn.

Marcus Browne v Francy Ntetu Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

In his 12th fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, light heavyweight prospect Marcus Browne wasted no time tonight, putting away Francy Ntetu in the first round.

Browne (21-0, 16 KO) dropped Ntetu (17-2, 4 KO) about halfway into the opening round, before slugging away with Ntetu against the ropes until referee Arthur Mercante Jr stepped in and stopped the fight.

It’s a solid win for Browne against a guy who fights defensively and lasted into the seventh round against David Benavidez, a current super middleweight titleholder, back in 2016.

The official time of the stoppage was 2:15 of round one.

Browne, 27, is a former Olympian and moves a step closer to a potential world title shot at 175 pounds. He’s arguably the top American in the division right now — it’s him or Joe Smith Jr — and there are going to be opportunities later this year under the PBC banner, if everyone agrees he’s ready for a shot.

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