–Artur Beterbiev stalked Ezequiel Maderna in the first two rounds and landed some body shots working behind his jab.
–Beterbiev scored two knockdowns in quick succession toward the end of Round 3 against Maderna, who was docked a point for spitting his mouthpiece.
–Two more quick knockdowns by Beterbiev early in Round 4 led Maderna to signal to his corner and referee Marlon Wright to stop the fight.
Any questions about Artur Beterbiev’s surgically repaired right shoulder were answered pretty quickly in his return against Ezequiel Maderna.
The Russian 175-pound contender floored Maderna twice in the third round, and followed up with two more in the following frame to gain a fourth-round TKO.
After establishing his jab over the first two rounds as he stalked Maderna around the ring, Beterbiev flashed his power toward the end of Round 3.
The Montreal-based Russian landed a right hand against Maderna, who was competing above 168 pounds for the first time since December 2010, and knocked the Argentine to the canvas late in the round.
Beterbiev, 31, then fired another short right that dropped Maderna, who spit out his mouthpiece after both knockdowns and had a point deducted by referee Marlon Wright.
It was more of the same in the fourth as Beterbiev floored Maderna in the opening seconds of the round. Maderna, 29, reluctantly got up, but was soon knocked down again.
This time, the Argentine sat on the canvas and looked at his corner, which threw in the towel as Wright ended the bout at the 0:56 mark of the round.
- Beterbiev vs Maderna