Smith stops Vargas, Crews-Dezurn unifies

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Photos: Emily Harney

In a super welterweight crossroads fight between former world champions, Liam “Beefy” Smith (31-3-1, 17 KOs) scored an exciting tenth round TKO over Jessie Vargas (29-4-2, 11 KOs) in the Taylor-Serrano co-feature on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Smith took over midway and got a referee’s stoppage at :41 of the tenth. Smith won the vacant WBO Intercontinental title.

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In a bout for the undisputed female super middleweight title, Franchón Crews-Dezurn (8-1, 2 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over a bloodied up Elin Cederroos (8-1, 4 KOs). Scores were 99-91, 99-91, 97-93.

In a clash of unbeaten middleweights, Austin “Ammo” Williams (10-0, 8 KOs) blew away Chordale Booker (17-1, 7 KOs) in the first round to claim the vacant WBA Continental Americas title.

2020 Olympic gold medalist Galal Yafai (2-0, 2 KO) successfully defended his WBC International flyweight title against Miguel Cartagena (17-7-1, 8 KOs) via second round TKO. Cartagena’s corner pulled him out after two rounds of punishment.

Other Results:
Reshat Mati W8 Joe Eli Hernandez (welterweight)
Khalil Coe W6 William Langston (light heavyweight)
Skye Nicolson W6 Shanecqua Paisley Davis (female featherweight)


Taylor defeats Serrano by split decision
Keyshawn Davis remains unbeaten

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  • Smith is world class but will sadly be one of those fighters that falls short in title attempts

    • He’s a former world champion and can win one again. Give him the respect he deserves.

  • Smith v. Vargas….good fight… Smith just plowed ahead.outmuscled….out willed… to watch….Good job Smith

  • I think Smith should be keeping fighting at this level or under, just one notch above means certain defeat.

  • Rock ’em sock ’em robots! Taylor got the worst of it.. her face is leakin!

  • WOW!! definitely a good fight! These chicks are knocking the hell outta each other! Katie Taylor got seven bells of shit beat out of her in the 5th round. No clue how she is still there.

  • Holy hell!!! What did I just watch!?!? It was like Gatti Ward.. the female version

  • No men should ever have a boring fight after the savagery these women are capable of!

  • Damn! Beefy said what he was gonna do and went out there and did it like he said. He showed Vargas that he doesn’t belong at 154.

  • Go Smith and great action packed card.
    UK and Ireland topped the bill over there.

  • Ammo is the one to watch, very powerful and athletic. Dezurn=garbage.

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