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 # 4
THE VACANT WBO INTERCONTINENTAL LIGHT-WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 X 3 Minute Rounds
JACK CATTERALL WTKO5 (1:03) CESAR DAVID INALEV
Red hot Jack Catterall stops Cesar David Inalev in the fifth round to add the Vacant WBO Intercontinental Light-Welterweight title to the WBO European crown he acquired last time out. The Chorley hitman was on top form with an excellent ram-rod right jab mixed with hard straight lefts and punishing body shots that hurt the tough Argentine. The referee saw enough in the fifth round after another hard left and right hook hurt Inalev. Catterall, the fast-rising star of British boxing, takes his record to 11-0 with 6 KO’s, his third back-to-back stoppage win. Afterwards he said, “I felt great in there, he was a tough foreign opponent and I busted him up from the jab. I’m learning all the time and I can’t wait until I’m out again. I love winning belts and the WBO Intercontinental title is a great addition, but the one I want is the world title, that’s my dream.”
FIGHT # 5
8 X 3 Minute Rounds Lightweight Contest
DERRY MATHEWS WKO5 (1:02) GYORGY MEZEI JNR.
With his WBA World Lightweight Title shot against Champion Richar Abril set for Saturday 18th April at the Echo Arena, Derry Mathews was looking to do a demolition job on Gyorgy Mezei and he did it with a fifth round KO of the Hungarian when he landed a hard right that Mezei couldn’t get up from. Mathews said, “I knew what was at stake when I took this fight against Mezei after Abril pulled out and I had to get the KO win. I did that tonight and now I’m ready for Abril next month. I’m fighting one of the best in the division in my hometown in front of my home fans. If that doesn’t get me motivated to win the world title, nothing will. I can’t wait for it next month, it’s going to be massive in the city.”