3 More Rounds

Harrison, Khytrov and Lubin score KOs on FNF

Photo: Swanson Communications

Photo: Swanson Communications

Tony Harrison (20-0, 17 KOs) remained unbeaten on Friday night after thrashing Antwone Smith (23-6-1, 12 KOs) in their junior middleweight bout, which served as the main event on ESPN Friday Night Fights.

Harrison dropped Smith twice in the opening round and then scored a stoppage in the second round after a series of punches had Smith badly in trouble again, following another knockdown.

In the co-feature, Ievgen Khytrov (9-0, 9 KOs) kept his undefeated and knockout streaks alive as he broke down and stopped Jorge Melendez (28-5-1, 26 KOs) in eight rounds.  Khytrov hammered Melendez in the sixth round but was unable to end the fight, but in the eighth, a right body shot put Melendez down after a delayed reaction.  Moments later, referee Tony Weeks stepped in to stop the fight.

In another fight earlier in the evening, Erickson Lubin (10-0, 7 KOs) scored a first-round stoppage of Kenneth Council (8-1, 6 KOs) after dropping him three times.

Opening up the telecast was Caleb Hunter Plant’s first round destruction of Daniel Henry (2-3-3), who got tagged near the corner and turned his back on Plant (6-0, 5 KOs), before Plant unloaded with three more hooks to send Henry crashing down to the canvas.

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