Showtime Sports knows what it’s doing with this Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley card — that’s why they followed up on the not so great Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor sideshow with a great match like Ivan Baranchyk vs. Montana Love.
Love was a +150 underdog coming into this fight and survived some serious trouble early on, only to come back hard in the third round to start taking over the fight. He stunned Baranchyk in the seventh round with a counter left hook that dropped the former world champ and piled on so much damage that Baranchyk’s corner was forced to call the fight between rounds.
Take a look at some highlights:
No Love lost— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) August 30, 2021
Montana Love impresses with a TKO victory over Baranchyk. pic.twitter.com/JZSBfqZIw3
Montana Love picks up the win in the seventh dropping Baranchyk. Great preliminary fight and I’m sure Love just gained a bunch of fans pic.twitter.com/el4vFqiXac— Mismatch (@MismatchSports) August 30, 2021
Love had Baranchyk on skates there #paulvswoodley pic.twitter.com/OUSOcz003B— Hands like Ngannou (@likengannou) August 30, 2021
Love in trouble yet Baranchyk saved by the bell round 3 great fight so far #PaulWoodley pic.twitter.com/zS9TYZ0ayj— Bradley ツ (@CIoutCowboy) August 30, 2021
Respect between two warriors!— Boxing on BT Sport (@BTSportBoxing) August 30, 2021
Take a bow Montana Love and Ivan Baranchyk!
Watch #PaulWoodley on BT Sport Box Office https://t.co/xQEvPoOUit pic.twitter.com/u10TbTwayf
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of tonight’s main card right here. The $59.99 Showtime/FITE PPV kicks off at 8 p.m. ET, with Paul and Woodley likely to make the walk closer to 11:30 p.m. ET. For the complete Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley fight card click here. For more news and notes on their upcoming grudge match click here.