Josh Taylor fought Ryan Martin in his home country Scotland for the third consecutive fight in the headlining battle of his World Boxing Super Series quarter-final. He had both won convincingly and beaten once more when he beat Taylor at TKO with 2:21 of the seventh round of The SSE Hydro in Glasgow. Sporting News had scored 60-54 for Taylor at the time of the break.
Taylor had the fight in his hand when he joined a combination and hit Martin behind the head with a left hand. Martin hesitated a moment before falling to the screen and the referee turned it down.
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Burnett vs. Donaire results
6:30 pm: Round 6 to Taylor (10-9, 60-54 Taylor). Dominant performance of Taylor. He does what he wants. To make it look easy. Martin has a cut over his left eye and it starts to swell.
6:26 pm: Round 5 to Taylor (10-9, 50-45 Taylor). Although Martin has increased his output, Taylor chooses Martin. Taylor digs deeper into the body and rips Martins body.
6:22 pm: Round 4 to Taylor (10-9, 40-36 Taylor). Martin finally wanted to throw, but at this point Taylor connects everything. Let's see if Taylor will throw jabs and hooks to move himself.
18:18: Round 3 to Taylor (10-9, 30-27 Taylor). This looks like a glorified sparring session, but not to blame Taylor. Martin looks like a deer in the spotlight. He lets Taylor go to the corpse and then up without resistance. Taylor is having a light night in the office when Martin does not get going.
18:14: Round 2 to Taylor (10-9, 20-18 Taylor). I do not know if Martin is nervous, but Taylor just makes it. Due to Martin's inactivity, Taylor jumps off the jab, controls the distance and throws combinations. Martin just has to throw and let everything come together from there.
18:10: Round 1 to Taylor (10-9). Martin can not win by circling the ring and firing no shots. Taylor was busier and threw more combinations.
6:06 am: It's time for the main event when Josh Taylor competes against Ryan Martin in the super lightweight tournament quarterfinals of the World Boxing Super Series. Taylor (13-0, 11 KOs) has won four of his last five fights by interruption. Martin (22-0, 12 KOs) struck back in May when he unanimously defeated Breidis Prescott. A lot of pressure for Taylor. He is the number 2 seed and fights in his hometown for the third fight in a row.
Nonito Donaire brings Ryan Burnett to the WBSS semi-final to win the WBA bantamweight title
17:45: Donaire def. Burnett from TKO at 3:00 pm of the fourth round to win the WBA (Super) Bantamweight Championship and reach the WBSS semi-final. A surprising end to the fight. Towards the end of the fourth round, Donaire hit Burnett with a hard body to send him to the screen for eight. Burnett survived the rest of the round, but could not get up from his stool before the fifth round due to a back injury and had to be taken on a stretcher.
Burnett was the superior fighter in the opening laps and used his speed and power advantage to overwhelm Donaire. However, the five-division world champion came back in the third lap and showed the hand speed that made him one of the top pound-to-pound fighters at the beginning of the decade.
An unfortunate situation for Burnett. They do not want to see that so a fighter can end up like this. But Donaire moves on and will face Zolani Tete in the semi-final.
17:26: Round 3 to Donaire (10-9, 29-28 Burnett). Looking like Burnett was leaving the fight behind, Donaire Burnett continued to pull against the ropes and land a series of combinations. Burnett has to stay away from the ropes and it will be a light night in the office.
17:22: Round 2 to Burnett (10-9, 20-18 Burnett). Burnett came out and shoved Donaire out with one right hand to send him back a step. He shows excellent hand speed and Donaire hits look a bit slow. I could not ask for a better start for Burnett.
17:18: Round 1 to Burnett (10-9). Both fighters were really active and this is an advantage for Burnett because of the hard weight reduction for Donaire.
17:07 clock: It's time for the co-main event: Ryan Burnett meets Nonito Donaire in the World Boxing Super Series quarter-finals and Burnetts WBA (Super) bantamweight title and the vacant WBA bantamweight title. Burnett (19-9, 9 KOs) is number one in the tournament. Donaire (38-5, 24 KO) is considered one of the best fighters in the lower weight class. Can Burnett show why he is the best bantamweight in the world, or does "Filipino Flash" show that he has more life in him?
Zach Parker wins the British super middleweight title over Darryll Williams amidst controversy
16:50 clock: Parker def. Williams by split decision (113-115, 117-112, 115-114) to win the British Super Middleweight Championship. What a terrible scorecard. How any judge Parker could give more than three rounds is a scratch. Williams threw the harder shot, was consistently more active and Parker did not do much after injuring his left shoulder early. Williams & # 39; team must watch the fight again and think about a call. One of the worst decisions lately.
16:34 clock: We're in tenth lap and Williams is way ahead. Although Parker should be praised for his tenacity to compete with one arm, it must become a point where his corner stops. Always pay attention to the well-being of your fighter.
16:20: I wonder if Parker has an injury to his left hand or shoulder. He fights in the south paw position for a good part of the fight.
16:15: Solid action through four rounds. Parker and Williams each had their moments. Williams lands the harder punches and wins so far. Parker has to keep it inside and work from there. He can not win a fight.
15:55 clock: At Burnett Vs. Donaire: Zach Parker takes on Darryll Williams for the vacant BBBofC British Super Middleweight title. Parker (16-0, 11 KOs) was the biggest contest of his career with five breaks in his last seven bouts. Williams (17-0, 7 KOs) comes in after severely stopping Raimonds Sniedze from TKO in June. This should be a barn burner.
Paul Butler earns WBSS reserve deposit with decision win over Yoan Boyeaux
15:51: Butler def. Boyeaux receives a score of 99-91 to secure a spot in the WBBS bantamweight tournament if Ryan Burnett or Nonito Donaire gets injured. A crafting performance by Butler. Well packaged and never let Boyeaux get started. He pulled him to the corpse and when the Frenchman lowered his guard, Butler went upstairs. Good return for Butler.
3:30 pm: In the middle, Burnett is on our scorecard four rounds before a round. Great boxing so far for Butler. In the fifth round, Boyeaux may have found something that pinpoints Butler with his right hand, which sends the Englishman back and is preliminary for the round.
15:21 clock: Burnett makes it easy after three rounds. He rips the body and keeps Boyeaux at bay with the jab.
15.08 clock: The main card of Burnett Vs. Donaire begins with Paul Butler Yoan Boyeaux in a reserve super series bantamweight in the World Super Series. Butler (26-2, 14 KOs), a former IBF bantamweight champion, lost in his recent defeat by Emmanuel Rodríguez over the vacant IBF Banatmweight belt. Like Butler lost Boyeaux (41-5, 26 KOs) on his last outing against the great Naoya Inoue of TKO. An interesting fight to get started.
Burnett vs. Donaire Battle Card
- Ryan Burnett vs. Nonito Donaire for Burnetts WBA (Super) and Vacant WBC Diamond Bantamweight Title
- Josh Taylor vs. Ryan Martin; Super lightweight
- Zach Parker vs. Darryll Williams for the vacant BBBofC British middleweight title
- Viktor Postol vs. Siar Ozgul; Junior Worldweights
Burnett vs. Donaire latest news
– Ryan Martin tells SN that he wants to follow in the footsteps of Terence Crawford and Timothy Bradley.