Deontay Wilder vs. Robert Helenius Co-Main Event Ongoing: Live Updates, Results, Highlights

Plant vs. Dirrell; Round 8

Plant’s corner tells him to dismiss the boos from the crowd and stick to the game plan, which is to send Dirrell to a win. Plant’s advancing momentum knocks Dirrell down, but he helps him up. Ref resets the action where Plant lands a right hook and ducks under damage coming from the other side. Smooth boxing from the former champion. Here are some more boos from the crowd. Dirrell lands a right hook and Plant almost pushes him through the neck. The referee could have deducted a point for that. It almost felt like some kind of pro wrestling chokeslam. They are on their feet and Plant is back to water Dirrell with the jab. (Factory 10-9, Factory 78-74)

Plant vs. Dirrell; Round 7

Plant’s counter left hook connects through Dirrell’s jaw. Both fighters continue to feel each other. The Brooklyn, New York crowd feels there is a lull in the action and boos the two boxers. There is less than a minute left in the lap. The right hook lands for Plant. The right-left hook combo connects seconds later. (Factory 10-9, Factory 68-65)

Plant vs. Dirrell; Round 6

It’s no surprise that when Plant is on the outside, he’s in control. When Dirrell manages to grab Plant, he sneaks into the shots. Plant splits Dirrell’s guard right down the middle with that left jab one, two, three times in a row seconds apart. Dirrell returns to his corner after the round is over to mock Plant but Plant takes the round. (Factory 10-9, Factory 58-56)

Plant vs. Dirrell; Round 5

Plant fends off Dirrell with a right hook. Sharp exit. The right hand lands for Dirrell moments later. Plant tries to play like he’s unimpressed by it, but it looks like he felt every moment of that shot. And a flurry of Dirrell follows. Does the dynamic turn a bit? (10-9 Dirrell, 48-47 Factory)

Plant vs. Dirrell; Round 4

Another busy round for Plant, although Dirrell also resumes action. He absolutely sits on a right hand that lands on Plant’s head late in the round. (10-9 Dirrell, 39-37 Factory)

Plant vs. Dirrell; Round 3

Dirrell yells at the referee for being reprimanded for punching the back of the head. Dirrell’s argument is that he is aggressive. The factory responds seconds later by unloading a high-speed suit. Dirrell forces Plant to do his best WWE Superstar impersonation. Dirrell can dirty this fight without being dirty. Let’s see if he could find that balance. (Factory 10-9, Factory 30-27)

Plant vs. Dirrell; 2nd round

Plant, seven years Dirrell’s junior, is faster at punching and is starting to put together combinations. (Factory 10-9, Factory 20-18)

Caleb Plant vs. Anthony Dirrell; Round 1

Plant with a quick swipe to the body. Watching the right hand lands and also catches Dirrell’s eye. Dirrell traps Plant in a headlock and sneaks in a few punches. Left hook lands for Plant. Dirrell returns the favor with a right hook and another for good measure. Intriguing first round. (Factory 10-9)

Co-main event on the bridge

Caleb Plant vs. Anthony Dirrell is moments away. Both former super middleweight champions, these two don’t like each other. They threw insults in this fight, which should finally decide who is the best super middleweight. Plant gained confidence winning rounds against Canelo Alvarez despite losing last November.

Sanchez gets a ninth-round TKO

Sanchez’s momentum really started to snowball from that sixth round and in the ninth he drops Negron with a pulverizing overhand right. The shot sent Negron spinning and landing with his shoulders resting on the second ring ropes. Negron valiantly got to his feet but a nasty cross from the left moments later spun his head around and the referee wisely stopped him right there. Good win for Sanchez.

Solid sixth round for Sanchez

The Cuban puts up three minutes of stellar work as he catches Negron with cluster punches.

No fireworks yet

Halfway through this fight scheduled for 10 rounds and Negron tries to keep Sanchez at bay with the jab. Sanchez has the best movement and dynamic punches, despite being extremely patient. He should let go of his hands a bit more here.

The heavyweights take the ring

Frank Sanchez versus Carlos Negron is upon us.

Unanimous technical decision awarded to Emmanuel Rodriguez

The fight was stopped seconds after the 10th round. A ringside doctor advised the fight be sent to the scorecards due to the headbutt and gash he caused under Rodriguez’s eye. At the time, the judges had 100-90, 99-91 and 99-93 all in favor of Rodriguez, who dominated the fight. A solid performance from Rodriguez, although the game was officiated badly.

Inadvertent head kick drops Rodriguez

Russell rushes forward and they clash, sending Rodriguez to the canvas in the ninth. Rodriguez definitely took the brunt of that headbutt.

Rodriguez drops Russell in eighth

A straight right hand drops Russell with a second left in round eight and Russell is badly hurt! He fell as a result of the shot. The referee watches him closely after the round. He’s going to have a hard time finishing this fight, judging by the way his legs look.

Rodriguez hurts Russell in the fourth

A right hand looped Russell’s knees and moments later Rodriguez sent him back with a sharp left.

The IBF Bantamweight World Eliminator kicks off this PPV

Gary Antonio Russell takes on Emmanuel Rodriguez in this pivotal rematch. They last fought in August 2021 in a fight that lasted 16 seconds and ended in a no-contest due to an accidental headbutt.

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