IBF junior welterweight champion Ivan Baranchyk of Belarus refuses to participate in the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS). The manager Dave McWater reported that the reason was a disagreement with the organizers on financial issues, as well as the lack of feedback.
In one of the main events of the evening in New Orleans, in the battle for the vacant IBF junior welterweight title, Ivan Baranchyk (19-0, 12 KOs) stopped Anthony Yigit (21-1-1, 7 KOs) after the doctor recommended the referee to withdraw the latter after the seventh round due to a serious swelling near the left eye. Thus, Baranchyk passed to the semi-finals of the second season of the World Boxing Super Series, where he will meet with the winner of Josh Taylor - Ryan Martin, who will meet in a week, on November 3, in Glasgow.
Live broadcast of the boxing evening from New Orleans, US in the main events of which the quarterfinals of the second season of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) will take place in the super lightweight division. In the first pair, the title holder of the WBC interim belt Regis Prograis (22-0, 19 KOs) will meet Terry Flanagan (33-1, 13 KOs), in the second battle Ivan Baranchyk (18-0, 11 KOs) and Anthony Yigit (21 0-1, 7 KOs) will challenge the vacant IBF title.
In the undercard of the boxing evening in Deadwood, South Dakota, Ivan Baranchyk (17-0, 11 KOs) scored a TKO victory in the eighth round over Petr Petrov (38-6-2, 18 KOs) and now occupies the second line of the IBF Super Lightweight rankings. Baranchyk sent Petrov three times to the floor during the fight - in the first, second and sixth rounds - and the bout was stopped at 1:12 of the eighth round.
Junior welterweights Ivan "The Beast" Baranchyk and Keenan Smith will put their perfect records on the line against each other in the main event on July 14 at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma, where Baranchyk has become a crowd favorite.