By Ken Hissner: At Manchester Area, Manchester Lancashire, UK, Saturday over DAZN Benjamin Shalom (Boxxer) introduced within the Essential Occasion former WBA Interim Middleweight Champion Chris Eubank, Jr. being stopped by former WBO Mild Middleweight Champion Liam “Beefy” Smith within the fourth spherical.
Within the Essential Occasion former WBA Interim Center Champ, Chris Eubank, Jr., 32-3 (23), #159, of Brighton, Sussex, UK, was stopped by former WBO Mild Center Champ Liam “Beefy” Smith, 33-3-1 (20), #159, of Liverpool, UK, at 1:09 of the fourth spherical of a scheduled 12 rounds.
Within the first spherical Eubank used an efficient jab whereas Smith arms held excessive landed the primary strong punch midway via the spherical on the chin of Eubank who managed as much as that time along with his jab. Within the third rounds remaining minute Eubank landed half a dozen proper uppercuts to the chin of Smith.
Within the fourth spherical two left hooks from Smith on the chin of Eubank and down he went for an 8-count from Referee Viktor Loughlin. He acquired up fully out of it along with his legs gone. Smith jumped throughout him touchdown a flurry and dropping him once more because the referee had no alternative however to cease it. Eubank had a lump the scale of a golf ball underneath his proper eye. The battle appeared like Rocky 1.
Within the nook of Eubank was former champion Roy Jones, Jr. BBBofC British, Commonwealth Boxing Council and IBF European Welter champ Ekow “The Engine” Essuman, 19-0 (7), #146, of Botswana and Nottingham, UK, gained by a majorty resolution over WBC Silver Worldwide Welter champ Chris ‘2Slick’ Kongo, 14-2 (7), #146.25, of Bermondsey, London, UK, over 12 rounds.
Within the first two rounds Essuman pressured the motion in opposition to the taller Kongo who countered with lengthy jabs to the physique. Within the fourth and fifth rounds Kongo took over overpowering Essuman along with his attain and following with chopping rights to the chin.
From the sixth via the eighth there was extra wrestling than preventing. Within the ninth Essuman had Kongo pinned to the ropes for essentially the most half hurting him with a left and proper to the top making him maintain to get via the spherical. Within the tenth Kongo did sufficient to win the spherical.
Within the eleventh spherical Essuman had Kongo in opposition to the ropes for essentially the most half. Within the twelfth and remaining spherical on the finish of the primary minute an overhand proper from Essuman on the chin drove Kongo into the ropes and harm. Essuman couldn’t comply with up as Kong did a lot holding. Referee was Howard Foster.
Scores 114-114, 116-113 and 115-114 and 115-113 this author.
Heavyweight 2021 Olympic Bronze Medalist Frazer ‘Huge Fraze’ Clarke, 5-0 (4), #272, of Burton upon Trent, West Midlands, UK, stopped Kevin Nicolas Espindola, 7-7 (2), #285, of San Pedro, Bueno Aires, ARG, after 4 rounds on account of hand damage of Espindola, in scheduled 6 rounds.
Within the first 4 rounds Clarke dealt out physique work having Espindola in opposition to the ropes your complete time. After the fourth spherical Espindola stop on account of an injured proper hand.
Former WBO Heavy champ Joseph Parker, 31-3 (21), #245.25, of So. Auckland, NZ and Morecambe, Lancashire, UK, simply defeated former IBO World Cruiser champ Jack ‘One Smack’ Massey, 20-2 (11), #213.25, of Maple, Cheshire, UK, after 10 boring rounds.
Within the first 4 rounds Parker was the aggressor utilizing his jab taking all of the rounds in opposition to defensive minded Massey. Within the fifth spherical Parker backed Massey to the ropes with a number of rights to the chin. Massey continues to do an excessive amount of holding.
Within the seventh spherical Massey suffered a small lower exterior the left eyebrow. Within the eighth spherical Massey after a minute landed his first mixture of the battle beginning with a left hook to the chin of Parker.
Inside fifteen seconds to go Referee Darren Sarginson took away some extent from Massey for extreme holding. Within the tenth and remaining spherical Massey’s left eyebrow lower began bleeding down the aspect of his face a minute into the spherical. There was extra motion within the remaining ten seconds than in your complete battle.
Scores 96-93, 97-92 and 97-93 with 100-90 this author.
Within the semi-windup former Cruiser British champ Richard Riakporhe, 16-0 (12), #199.25, of Walworth, London, UK, stopped former 2-time WBO Cruiser champ southpaw Krzysztof “Glowka” Glowacki, 32-4 (20), #197.25, of Walcz, POL, at 2:44 of the fourth spherical of a scheduled 12 rounds.
Within the second rounds remaining minute Riakporhe lastly landed a punch and it was a proper on the aspect of the top of Glowacki virtually dropping him. Riakporhe let him off the hook. Within the third spherical as soon as once more Glowacki was forcing the motion till the ultimate seconds when a proper from Riakporhe on the chin acquired his consideration. Within the fourth rounds remaining minute Riakporhe countered a physique shot with a proper on the chin driving Glowacki right into a nook with a flurry of punches earlier than Referee Howard Foster waved it off.
Cruiser Scott Forrest, 3-0 (3), #204, of Johannesburg, Gauteng, RSA, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, defeated Amine “The Beast” Boucetta, 7-6 (0), #210, of Morocco, Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium, over 6 rounds.
All scores have been 60-54.
Heavyweight Matty Harris, 4-0 (3), #268, of Coventry, West Midlands, UK, stopped Jiri Surmaj, 3-3 (2), #248.25, of Karvina, CZ Rep, 1:14 of first spherical of a scheduled 4 rounds.
Tremendous Light-weight Frankie Stringer, of SP and Liverpool, UK, defeated Christian Narvaez, 16-52-6 (1), of NIC and Venice, Veneto, IT, over 4 rounds.
Ref: Jamie Fitzpatrick 40-36.