Thomas Stalker wows home fans with stunning stoppage

Phil Jay 08/06/2013

Former Olympian Thomas Stalker produced a career-best performance on Friday night in Liverpool as ‘The Captain’ stopped youngster Oszkar Fiko in just one round of his scheduled six-rounder.

After being roared into the ring by a passionate home support, the 28 year-old promptly dispatched of Fiko, 19, in just 84 seconds after dropping the Romanian with a clubbing shot from which referee Mark Lyson saw fit to end the bout.

Stalker was topping the bill in his home city for the first time on the David Coldwell promoted bill after previously making an appearance on the undercard of Tony Bellew and Isaac Chilemba’s first fight in March at the Echo Arena.

The southpaw improved his record to 4-0 with what was his maiden knockout victory and now moves on to a bout in just three weeks’ time at Bolton Arena on the Gavin Rees v Anthony Crolla Matchroom Boxing undercard.

Also on the card at the Olympia, local lad Stephen ‘Junior’ Jones impressed win a technical display against veteran Delroy Spencer to get off the mark in his pro career with a comprehensive 40-36 decision win, whilst Robbie Davies Jnr and Paul Riley both scored first round stoppages on their debuts.

Sean Dodd and Rod Smith added another ‘W’ to their respective records with four-round points victories, before crowd favourite Andy Colquhoun defeated Ideh Uchuko 59-55 to bump his C.V to 7-0 in a scrappy affair.