Miami, FL, USA (November 4, 2023) - In a curious heavyweight showdown, Cassius Chaney (23-1, 16 KOs) delivered a worrying knockout in the seventh round against former WBA "regular" heavyweight champion Trevor Bryan (22-2, 15 KOs).
The fight got off to an explosive start, with Chaney dropping Bryan in the second round. Bryan found himself in trouble, but he managed to survive the round, getting saved by the bell.
Chaney continued his relentless assault in the third round, punishing Bryan with powerful combinations and solid ring control. The fight appeared to be firmly in Chaney's grasp as he showcased his overall superiority.
However, Bryan started to shift the momentum a little in the fourth round. As Chaney's punch output slowed down, Bryan managed to slow down the assault.
As the battle progressed to the seventh round, Chaney, refusing to be outdone, came out with renewed aggression. He landed a massive right hand that sent Bryan crashing to the canvas, face-first, in a dramatic knockout. The referee promptly called an end to the fight, with the official time being 2 minutes and 3 seconds into the seventh round.
The knockout was so emphatic that Bryan remained on the canvas for several minutes and required medical attention. He was eventually taken out on a stretcher, underscoring the devastating impact of Chaney's knockout blow.
This victory marked a significant moment in Cassius Chaney's career, while Trevor Bryan faced a devastating setback.
See fight page here.