Beterbiev makes it 17 KOs in 17 as Browne beaten in WBC, IBF title fight
Artur Beterbiev remains unbeaten - with a 100% knockout record - after defending his unified light heavyweight titles against mandatory challenger Marcus Browne.
Russian Artur Beterbiev defended his WBC and IBF light heavyweight belts by preserving his 100% knockout record against American Marcus Browne on Saturday.
Beterbiev knocks Browne out in ninth round in Montreal
In a brutal bloodfest in Montreal, unbeaten champion Beterbiev retained his unified titles against mandatory challenger Browne courtesy of his 17th knockout in 17 fights.
Both men were left bloodied following a clash of heads in the fourth round – Beterbiev (17-0) had a deep gash that poured blood from the centre of his forehead, while Brown was leaking from the outside of his eye.
Beterbiev eventually overpowered Brown (24-2), flooring his opponent in the seventh round before a body shot in the ninth saw the fight come to an end.
"I am open to fighting the other champions in my division"
"We win this fight," said Beterbiev. "This is another experience in my career. This is boxing.
"You never know what happens in boxing. I'm happy to get the win. I have two world titles. I am open to fighting the other champions in my division.
"I am happy I had the opportunity to give the great fans of Montreal a memorable championship fight."