Sam Gilley made a profitable second protection of his English super-welterweight title as he claimed a ten-round determination over Sean Robinson on the Azim-Charlton afternoon invoice at Alexandra Palace, London.
Gilley – who was watched from ringside by shut pal Olly Murs – was largely in charge of the battle and dropped Robinson within the sixth spherical with a giant proper hand.
After a detailed first three rounds as each tried to power a gap, issues sprang to life within the fourth spherical when Gilley landed a left hook that rocked Robinson, who was additionally lower over the left eye.
Gilley, 28, pressed his approach ahead within the fifth spherical and early within the sixth he dropped Robinson with a giant proper.
Robinson got here again nicely within the ninth spherical, when he caught Gilley with a physique shot and a left hook, however that appeared to spark Gilley into life.
Robinson additionally got here ahead within the remaining spherical as he tried to show issues round however he by no means regarded prone to power a stoppage.
Bob Williams and Howard Foster had it 98-91, whereas John Latham had it 97-93, as Gilley improved his file to 15-1.
Hassan Azim, the older brother of Adam, prolonged his unbeaten file to 5 fights with a six-round determination over Nestor Amukoto, of Namibia, at welterweight, referee Chas Coakley scoring it 60-54.
Michael Hennessy Jr received again to successful methods after seven months out of the ring as he stopped James McCarthy within the fourth of a super-welterweight six-rounder to enhance his file to 10-1-1.
Rhys Edwards claimed a 60-54 determination from referee Coakley as he beat Alex Kabore at super-featherweight.
Rangy super-featherweight Jimmy Lee moved to 3-0 as he gained a four-round determination towards Jahfeius Faure, referee Sean McAvoy scoring it 39-37. Lee suffered a lower from a conflict of heads within the remaining spherical.
The super-middleweight ten-rounder between Lerrone Richards, the previous European champion, and Zak Chelli was cancelled at late discover. Richards fell ailing on Saturday night and handed out within the lavatory of his resort, hitting his head. The unbeaten Richards had given up his IBO title – gained final December – having spent the 12 months inactive after splitting with Matchroom.
Ron Lewis is a senior author for BoxingScene. He was Boxing Correspondent for The Instances, the place he labored from 2001-2019 – masking 4 Olympic Video games and quite a few world title fights throughout the globe. He has written about boxing for all kinds of publications worldwide for the reason that Nineteen Eighties.