Dillian Whyte produced a dominant performance as he inflicted a knockout revenge victory over Povetkin. The Russian didn’t land a significant power punch & got rocked numerous times by Whyte during the fight.
With 30 seconds left of the 4th round, Povetkin’s resistance was broken by two big right hands and a left hook. Referee Victor Laughlin began a count as Povetkin rose to his feet but the fight waved off.
Dillian looked impressive and much improved; lighter on his feet, disciplined and powerful. He reclaimed his WBC interim heavyweight title and headlined a memorable night on the rock of Gibraltar
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Fabio Wardley stopped Eric Molina in the 5th round to display his punching power once again. Wardley has an interesting slick style for a heavyweight & is equally powerful – after some initial success for Molina, Wardley was able to KO the American whilst up against the ropes with a right-left combination.
Ted Cheeseman displayed his toughness and fighting spirit in what was an entertaining fight against the undefeated James Mctcalf. In round 11, Cheeseman produced a big right-left combination to send Mctcalf crashing to the canvas. Cheeseman is now a two time British Super Welterweight champion
Campbell Hatton won a points decision over Jesus Ruiz on his pro debut. The young boxer, son of British boxing legend Ricky Hatton, looked raw and eager to please. Hopefully he will be built up like a young mexican fighter with lots of lower level fights to learn his trade before stepping up in competition
Michael McKinson defeated Chris Kongo on points over ten rounds to win the WBO global welterweight title. In what was a close and tactical fight, McKinson looked the more dominate of the two. Judge’ scorecard; 93-97, 94-96, 94-95
Nick Webb as underdog secured a massive knockout win over unbeaten Erik Pfeifer to win the IBO International Heavyweight title. The big heavyweight from Chertsey, Surrey rocked his opponent at the end of the first round and knocked Pfeifer down three times in the second round before the referee waved off the fight. A very good win for Nick Webb as he will look to challenge further in the heavyweight division.
Youssef Khoumai continued his unbeaten record with a 5th round TKO victory over Kane Baker.