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Beterbiev vs Kalajdzic: Live results and discussion

Artur Beterbiev and Jerwin Ancajas defend their IBF titles tonight on ESPN.

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


Artur Beterbiev and Jerwin Ancajas are set for IBF title defenses tonight on ESPN, and we’ll be here with live updates and discussion for the show, but this is going to be something of a skeleton coverage, as our main focus this evening is on Canelo vs Jacobs.

Still, the thread is open for those of you watching these fights, and I’ll have them on myself, keeping tabs as best I can.

Beterbiev is defending the IBF light heavyweight title against Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic in the main event, and Jerwin Ancajas is defending the IBF super flyweight title against Ryuichi Funai. Between them, hometown prospect Gabriel Flores Jr will also be in action.

The fights start at 6:30 pm ET with the prelims streaming on ESPN+, and continue at 10 pm ET on ESPN. The fights air live in the United Kingdom on BoxNation, starting at 2:30 am local time.

Here’s the full lineup.

Prelims (ESPN+, 6:30 pm ET)

  • Swing Bout: Quilisto Madera (11-2, 8 KO) vs Osbaldo Camacho Gonzalez (6-3, 4 KO), middleweights, 6 rounds
  • Marco Arroyo (2-0, 1 KO) vs Jesus Godinez (2-3, 2 KO), flyweights, 4 rounds
  • Blake McKernan (11-0, 6 KO) vs Joey Montoya (9-6-3, 3 KO), cruiserweights, 8 rounds
  • Vislan Dalkhaev (10-1, 3 KO) vs Vincent Jennings (6-6-2, 4 KO), featherweights, 6 rounds
  • Brian Mendoza (16-0, 11 KO) vs Carlos Rodriguez (12-7-1, 5 KO), junior middleweights, 8 rounds
  • Felix Valera (17-2, 14 KO) vs Mario Aguilar (20-6, 17 KO), light heavyweights, 8 rounds

Main card (ESPN, 10:00 pm ET)

  • Jerwin Ancajas (30-1-2, 20 KO) vs Ryuichi Funai (31-7, 22 KO), super flyweights, 12 rounds
  • Gabriel Flores Jr (12-0, 5 KO) vs Eduardo Reis (23-5, 19 KO), lightweights, 6 rounds
  • Artur Beterbiev (13-0, 13 KO) vs Radivoje Kalajdzic (24-1, 17 KO), light heavyweights, 12 rounds

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