Nort Beauchamp had never been dropped, or stopped.
On Friday night in Canberra, he certainly didn’t drop, but he was stopped by rising Australian star Brock Jarvis.
Too tough for his own good, Beauchamp was eventually waved off by referee Will Soulos in the sixth round of the IBF Pan Pacific Super Featherweight Title showdown as Jarvis unloaded like he’s made a habit of doing.
Beauchamp (18-4) walked off in disgust, shaking his head, upset at the stoppage.
Soulos kept it simple.
“I asked you to show me something, mate,” he said. “You didn’t show me anything. You’ve taken too many shots.”
The lanky Jarvis again displayed his punishing inside work as he ripped to the body of Beauchamp over and over, before finishing upstairs.
Trained by Jeff Fenech, Jarvis found his straight right at distance, but was comfortable up close against Beauchamp who tried to messy up the fight.
Despite struggling with the cut to make weight — unable to train for eight days in the lead-up — Jarvis took another step towards a world title fight; doing to Beauchamp what no previous opponent was able to do.
Jarvis (19-0, 17KO) is currently the IBF’s sixth-ranked super featherweight, with promoter Dean Lonergan suggesting the 23-year-old could next face either WBO featherweight champion Emanuel Navarrete or Chris Diaz, who meet this weekend.
“Definitely so,” Fenech said when asked if Jarvis is ready for a title shot. “We had a bit of a mixed preparation, but he was still able to come out and do what he did today.”
Fenech added: “He’s had 13 amateur fights, he’s had 19 pro fights, he’s been boxing since he was 16. This kid will be world champion very soon.”
Fighting out of City Kickboxing in Auckland, Beauchamp proved his toughness, with Fenech declaring the Kiwi as Jarvis’ biggest test to date.
“Brock is an incredible champion,” Beauchamp said. “He hits hard with both hands, and he’s got a special motor.
“I wasn’t out, but I was sitting there trying to reload my clip … and I looked up and I was waved off. But that’s because he’s so relentless. I was still in the fight, but he just keeps punching.”
Beauchamp added: “He doesn’t look scary, but he hits hard.”