Dalton Smith vs Jose Zepeda results

In the main event on Saturday, March 23, in Sheffield, super lightweight Dalton Smith extended his unbeaten record to 16 wins with an impressive stoppage victory over the world title contender Jose Zepeda.

Sheffield’s Smith, 27, recovered from a slow start to display some skilful counterpunching against the three-time world-title challenger.

He dropped Zepeda with a vicious body shot in the fifth, with the experienced American unable to get back to his feet.

Sandy Ryan vs Terri Harper

World champion Sandy Ryan defended her WBO welterweight crown with a formidable stoppage win over fellow Briton Terri Harper in Sheffield.

Derby’s Ryan, 30, was a class above Harper – landing combinations to head and body for three dominant rounds.

Harper, 27, fails in her bid to become a three-weight world champion, with her long-time trainer Stefy Bull pulling her from the fight before the fourth.

“I know Terri Harper and I knew I had to take it to her early,” Ryan told BBC Sport.

“I had to be more smart in my work, but I knew I had to take it to her and stick to the gameplan.”

She extends her record to seven wins, with one draw and one defeat since turning professional.

Doncaster-born Harper – who holds the WBA light-middleweight title – recorded a second loss in her 18th fight and left the ring without giving any post-fight interviews.

Ryan stakes her claim as one of – if not the – best female welterweight fighters with a dominant and resounding win in her opponent’s backyard.

She was a slight favourite with the bookmakers but there was no question as to who the Sheffield crowd were supporting.

Chants of “Yorkshire” accompanied Harper, born about a 30-minute drive away in Denaby Main, to the ring. Ryan took her time, making a slow entrance, and was seemingly unbothered by the jeers.

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