Early KO for Stephen Smith, Burak Sahin suffers shock stoppage loss

WBN 17/06/2017

Lawrence Lustig

Former world super featherweight title challenger Stephen Smith made light work of Karoly Gallovich as the Liverpool fighter scored a first round knockout.

Smith is on the comeback trail following two defeats in his last three bouts to Jose Pedraza and Jason Sosa at world level and aims to push for the third championship chance like headliner brother Paul.

Super Middleweight Stefan Haertel edged a ten-round encounter with former Prizefighter winner Patrick Mendy as the German continues his push towards major world honours.

The 29 year-old can now boast a record of 14 wins following a fight that always looked like it would go the distance.

At the end of the ten rounds, judges carded 96-93 twice and 95-94 in favour of the home fighter as Mendy drops to 17-13-2.

Heralded and undefeated middleweight Patrick Wojcicki pushed his record to eight wins by out-pointing Henri Kekalainen through eight rounds.

Heavyweight Albon Pervizaj made it a trio of victories in his ring stint so far with a second round stoppage of Dusan Krstin, whilst Leon Bunn won via fifth round knockout and Emir Ahmatovic beat Lukasz Zygmunt at the cruiserweight limit.

Super middleweight Denis Radovan moved to 5-0 with a six-round points win over Josip Duric, whilst heavyweight Burak Sahin suffered a shock first career defeat to Jone Volau. The fight ended in the third round with Volau taking the spoils.