Frank Warren presents World Championship Boxing at the Echo Arena, headlined by Paul Butler’s challenge for the IBF Super-Flyweight Championship of the World against Champion Zolani Tete.
FIGHT # 1
6 X 3 Minute Rounds Welterweight Contest
STEPHEN LEWIS WKO2 (2:31) KEVIN HANKS
Undefeated prospect Stephen Lewis opens the show with a second round stoppage of Stoke-on-Trent’s Kevin Hanks.
FIGHT # 2
10 X 3 Minute Rounds International Light-Middleweight Contest
LIAM SMITH WTKO8 (2:01) ROBERT TALEREK
World rated Liam Smith takes his record to 20 unbeaten with an eighth round stoppage of Robert Talarek. Smith ground down his tough Polish opponent with hard jabs and body shots until the doctor ringside decided that he’d had enough. Smith said, “He was a hard kid, but I slowly took him apart. I’m looking at pushing onto the world scene now, I’m definitely on the fringes and will start proving myself this year.”
FIGHT # 3
THE VACANT BRITISH SUPER-BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 X 3 Minute Rounds
JAZZA DICKENS WPTS12 (115-112, 115-112, 116-110) JOSH WALE
Liverpool’s Jazza Dickens claims the Vacant British title second time around with a gruelling unanimous decision over rival Josh Wale. Despite being deducted a point in the 5th and 12th rounds, Dickens’ better work rate over the Barnsley man saw him win on the judges scorecards 115-112, 115-112 and 116-110.