Boxing

Heavyweight prospect Joe Joyce (1-0, 1 KOs) looked impressive in his pro debut in battering and stopping war horse Ian Lewison (12-4, 8 KOs) in the 8th round of a scheduled 10 round fight at the Indigo at The O2 Arena in London, England.

The 6’6” Joyce hurt the exhausted and flabby looking Lewison with a left to the head in round 8. Joyce then followed up with a series up heavy power shots that led to Lewison’s corner throwing in the towel to have the fight stopped. The official time of the stoppage came at 2:35 of round 8.

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Unbeaten WBA World light middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (24-0, 16 KOs) weighed in at 160 pounds for his first fight at middleweight on Saturday night against Alantez Fox (23-0-1, 11 KOs) at the Turning Stone in Verona, New York.

Fox, 25, weighed in at 159.9 lbs. The Andrade vs. Fox fight will be televised on Saturday night on HBO “Boxing After Dark.” The start time for the Andrade-Fox fight is at 10:05 p.m. ET/7:05 p.m. PT.

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Jessie Vargas (27-2, 10 KOs) is not impressed at all with WBO junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto’s decision to end his career with a fight against welterweight Sadam Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) on December 2. HBO Championship Boxing will be televising the Cotto vs. Ali fight in the main event rather than placing it on the undercard.

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