Big-hitting cruiserweight Tony Bellew came through a stubborn Ivica Bacurin to take victory in what was effectively a warm-up for an imminent world title shot.
‘The Bomber’ dropped Bacurin three times in the contest and looked on his way to a wide points win when referee Steve Gray decided to end the contest in the final round.
A chance to challenge IBF title holder Yoan Pablo Hernandez now looms large for Bellew, provided that the talented Cuban wins his upcoming defence in Argentina.
Tommy Martin came through a cracking fight against Terry Needham with a seventh rounds stoppage to move to 12-0 just prior to Martin Murray easily taking out George Beroshvili in two rounds to make a successful debut at 168lbs.
Callum Johnson took every round of four from Tzvetozar Iliev as the light heavyweight made it to 13-0 with minimal fuss, whilst Joe Tonks picked himself up off the canvas to score a decision win over Sam Sharpe and Tom Doran halted Mike Byles in five to push to 15 straight wins.
In the opener, Marcus Morrison stopped Nodar Robakidze in the very first round and is now 5-0, before Tom Farrell also stayed unbeaten with a second-round victory over Radoslav Mitev.
More results to follow….