Saturday was a huge day for boxing, with a pair of scintillating women’s fights in London opening it up. Claressa Shields defeated Savannah Marshall to become the undisputed super middleweight champion, becoming the only fighter to have undisputed titles in three weight classes.
In the co-main event, Alycia Baumgardner edged out Mikaela Mayer by split decision to become the IBF-WBC-WBO super featherweight champion.
Then it was the men’s turn. In the main event of a Fox Sports PBC pay-per-view at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder returned to the ring to face former sparring partner Robert Helenius and knocked him out. The arrival of Helenius in the first round of Wilder marked the return of the “Bronze Bomber”.
In the co-main event, former super middleweight champion Caleb Plant also put Anthony Dirrell to sleep with a vicious ninth-round knockout.
And in Melbourne, Australia, undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney took on George Kambosos Jr. in a contractually bound rematch for the IBF-WBA-WBC-WBO titles. Haney routed Kambosos in June at an outdoor stadium in Melbourne and repeated on Sunday to retain his undisputed title.
Wilder-Helenius, Haney-Kambosos 2 live updates
Deontay Wilder v Robert Helenius main card results, highlights
Heavy weights: Deontay Wilder defeats. Robert Helenius by KO in R1:
Super middle: Caleb Plant won. Anthony Dirrell by KO in R9:
Heavy weights: Franck Sanchez beats. Carlos Negrón via TKO in R9:
Bantam-weight: Emmanuel Rodriguez defeated. Gary Antonio Russell by technical decision (100-90, 99-91, 97-93):
Devin Haney vs. George Kambosos Main Card Results
Lightweight: Devin Haney vs. George Kambosos
Bantam-weight: Jason Moloney beats. Nawaphon Kaikanha via unanimous decision (118-110, 118-110, 119-109)
Super Flyweight: Andrew Moloney beats. Norbelto Jimenez via unanimous decision (97-90, 98-88, 98-89)
Super Bantamweight: Cherneka Johnson beats. Susie Ramadan via unanimous decision (97-90, 96-92, 96-91)
Heavy weights: Faiga Opelu defeated. Hemi Ahio by TKO in R4
Cruiser Weight: David Nyika defeats. Titi Motusaga by KO in R2
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