Live results from the Barclays Center for Deontay Wilder vs. Robert Helenius.
New York City —On Saturday night, Michael Angeletti did about as well as his handlers could have hoped when he faced the biggest challenge of his career so far.
The unbeaten featherweight prospect knocked down Jeremy Adorno twice in the second round and hurt him enough in the fifth round that Adorno's trainer,
Raul "Chino" Rivas, stopped the fight before the sixth and final round started at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, during the fight between Deontay
Wilder and Robert Helenius. Angeletti, a southpaw from Spring, Texas, stopped Adorno, a southpaw from Allentown, Pennsylvania, with his sixth knockout.
This made Angeletti's record 7-0 and gave him his sixth knockout. After getting knocked down twice in the second round,
Adorno came back in the third round and landed the harder blows. In the fourth round, Agneletti got back on track. In the fifth round,
he landed the kind of flush punches that made Rivas decide that Adorno had taken enough punishment.
In the previous fight on Saturday, an unknown heavyweight named James Evans Jr. hit Geovany Bruzon several times in the third round to win their four-round heavyweight fight by technical knockout.
Evans never knocked out Cuba's Bruzon, but he hit him so hard in the head during a completely one-sided third round that the referee, Eric Dali, had to step in and stop the fight at 1:18.
In the second round, Bruzon knocked Evans down and hurt him badly again before the bell rang to end the round. However, Evans got up quickly and took control as soon as the third round started.
Evans, from Toledo, Ohio, improved to 5-0-1 and knocked out his fifth opponent. Bruzon is 7-2 with 6 knockouts, but he has lost his last two fights.
In a six-round fight earlier on Saturday, welterweight Keeshawn Williams easily beat Julio Rosa on all three judges' cards.
Williams, from Lanham, Maryland, with a record of 10-1-1 and two knockouts, won by scores of 60-54, 59-55, and 59-55. Rosa, of Orlando, Florida, fell to 5-2 (2 KOs).
In Saturday's first fight that wasn't shown on TV, Miguel Roman of Philadelphia knocked out Jose Negrete in the first round. In their four-round featherweight fight,
all three judges gave Miguel Roman the win.