Teper stops Sprott in first round to remain unbeaten

Emerging German heavyweight Erkan Teper scored the biggest win of his career so far knocking out Michael Sprott in the just one round to improve to 11-0 with a seventh stoppage.

The 31 year-old, who turned pro in 2010, got off first as both fighters tried to land right hands in the opening session and Sprott, 38, failed to recover in time – losing for the 21st time in his career to date.

Reading’s Sprott had come into the fight having pushed former European heavyweight champion Robert Helenius all the way over ten rounds in March and was fancied to have a bit too much experience going into the clash with Teper.

The quick win for Teper pushes the 6ft 5ins man mountain into contention for a potential shot at the EBU belt if he can continue his run into 2014, whilst Sprott faces another rebuilding job following a defeat away from home.