Nicola Adams scores first pro stoppage over three-minute format

WBN 13/05/2017

In her first bout over three-minute rounds, two-time Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams duly recorded her first stoppage since ditching the vest.

Adams, given a great reception by the home crowd, pressured Maryan Salazar using her superior power and skillset until the end came in the third round.

Other results:

Josh Leather picked up a fringe version of the IBF super-lightweight title and a ranking into the bargain with a sixth round stoppage of Philip Sutcliffe Jnr.

A solid series of right hands did the damage before third man Howard Foster had seen enough.

Earlier, British super-lightweight title holder Tyrone Nurse warmed up for his summer clash with Jack Catterall with an eight-round decision over Andy Keates.

Nurse claimed a 79-74 tally and is now 35-2-2 ahead of what looks a tasty match-up with undefeated Catterall at the same venue in two months’ time.

Catterall watched on before the contest was confirmed for July 15.

In a shock result, Thomas Kindon suffered defeat to Ashley Lane. Kindon, previously at 10-0, was on the wrong end of referee Howard Foster’s scorecard as the official awarded Lane a 59-55 win.

Joe Maphosa began life as a professional with a straightforward 40-36 triumph over Gary Reeve, whilst Tom Young celebrated a trio of victories by defeating Alec Bazza over the four-round distance.

Now campaigning at cruiserweight, former British champion Bob Ajisafe scored a six-round points win over Andrejs Pokumeiko on his return from injury.

The 32 year-old last fought a year ago when challenging for the IBO title at 175 pounds against Umar Salamov and can now boast a 17-3 record from his 20 bouts.

Recording their second and fifth wins respectively, Kalam Leather and Reece Mould remained undefeated on the bill. Leather out-pointed Youssef Al Hamidi, whilst Mould halted Aleksandrs Birkenbergs in the third.

In a showing of power on his part, Zak Chelli took out Chris Dutton in two rounds what was a second pro outing.

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