On Saturday, March 9, Matchroom boxing held an event at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.

In the night’s main event, WBA world light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol put his belt on the line against Joe Smith Jr.

Also, Mauric Hooker defeated Mikkel LesPierre to win the WBO world super lightweight title.



The event aired live at 7:00 p.m. ET on DAZN.

FULL RESULTS
Dmitry Bivol def. Joe Smith Jr. by unanimous decision (119-109, 119-109, 118-110) – WBA world light heavyweight title
Maurice Hooker def. Mikkel LesPierre by unanimous decision (119-108, 120-107, 118-109) – WBO world super lightweight title
Callum Johnson def. Sean Monaghan by TKO. Round 3
Sergey Kuzmin def. Joey Dawejko by majority decision (95-95, 96-94, 96-94)
Israil Madrimov def. Frank Rojas by knockout. Round 2
Junior Younan def. Derrick Findley by unanimous decision (60-54, 60-54, 59-55)
Otha Jones III def. Giorgi Gelashvili by unanimous decision (59-54, 58-55, 58-55)
Nikita Ababiy def. Cory Dulaney by TKO. Round 1

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Zach Aittama
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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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