Davies Jnr halts Szabo, Preston wins for Arnfield, Webb and Parker

Phil Jay 22/01/2017

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Liverpool’s Robbie Davies Jnr continued his undefeated run at super-lightweight with a ninth round stoppage of Hungarian Zoltan Szabo at Preston’s Guild Hall on Saturday night.

The WBA-ranked Continental champion showcased his skills on terrestrial TV for the first time, softening up Szabo for eight rounds before taking him out in the next session with a wicked body shot.

At 27 years of age, Kirkby’s Davies is being moved along quickly since linking up with manager Neil Marsh and is now being linked to some big names at 140 pounds after pushing his record to 15-0 in impressive fashion.

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In the co-feature, Jack Arnfield retained his WBA International middleweight crown by taking out Mick Hall in the eleventh round of a scheduled twelve.

The Blackpool man moved toward a possible bout with Elliott Matthews in Bolton this coming May after Hall was pulled out due to a swelling on his head inbetween rounds.

Also on the bill, heavyweight Nick Webb and super-middleweight Zach Parker both moved to 10-0 with third and fourth round stoppages respectively. Webb blasted out Chris Healey, whilst Parker ended the career of Welsh veteran Bradley Pryce who retired following a 22nd career defeat in his 60th pro contest.

In something of a shock, Atif Shafiq lost out to undefeated Andreas Maier via TKO in the first to suffer a second reverse of his career, whilst Mark Jeffers, Nathan Wheatley, Joe Wood and heavyweight Bill Hodgson were all awarded points wins on the undercard.