Jorge Heiland stunned Matthew Macklin with a power one-two to claim a WBC tititle eliminator victory in the tenth round at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland.
Macklin tired late on against a relentless Heiland and after being cornered early in the tenth, the Irishman was wiped out by one punch which the referee never even bothered to count.
The loss casts further doubt on the career of Macklin on the back of previous failures at world level as Heiland moves on to a world title chance.
Olympic star John Joe Nevin is now 3-0 after taking just 88 seconds to take out Jack Heath, whilst Gary O’Sullivan ended the considerable argument he had with fellow Irishman Anthony Fitzgerald in emphatic style by taking just 75 seconds to end their middleweiight grudge match.
Earlier in the night, Kal Yafai finshed off an impressive 2014 with an eye-catching twelve round win over Everth Briceno to succesfully defend his IBF Inter-Continental super-flyweight title. The three judges cards read 120-104, 119-106 and 118-105 as Yafai moved to 13-0 with nine stoppages.
A world title shot now awaits lightweight contender Anthony Crolla following a routine six round points win over Gyorgy Mizsei Jr. Crolla won every round in a stay-busy fight that will see the Mancunian challenge WBA champion Richar Abril in his hometown on January 23.
Luke Keeler had no problems dispatching journeyman Gary Boulden in the opening session as the middleweight made it five KO’s from seven pro fights, whilst Tommy McCarthy kept up his 100% stoppage run with a second round win over Martin Horak.
Crowd favourite and former interim world title challenger Patrick Hyland had way too much in his locker for Romanian Oszkar Fiko as the New York-based fighter cruised to an 80-72 triumph on the referee’s scorecard. The Punisher moved his record to 29-1 with the dominant win and can push on to bigger and better things following a second win in a row since his solitary defeat to Javier Fortuna in 2012.
Welterweight Sam Eggington knocked out Sebastien Allais in the very first round to improve to 13-2, whilst MGM Marbella fighters Kofi Yates and David Maguire halted their respective opponents in the second round.
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