British heavyweight Dillian Whyte introduced himself to an American audience as promoter Eddie Hearn pushes the former UK title holder as a world championship contender.
The 29 year-old ex-Anthony Joshua opponent is hoping to land himself a rematch with his London rival in 2018 and also has eyes on the likes of top contenders Luis Ortiz and possibly a man he shared the Pinnacle Bank Arena bill with in Bryant Jennings.
Whyte was expected to win comfortably against Malcolm Tann and so it proved to be the case as Whyte dropped the American three times on the way to a third round stoppage win.
‘The Villain’ moves to 21-1 after having his hand raised, with Whyte’s solitary defeat coming against Joshua when the pair traded blows back in December 2015.
In his bout, Jennings did similar to Whyte when scoring a trio of knockdowns against Daniel Martz on route to a second round triumph.
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Jennings is on the road back from two losses in a row at world level and will be aiming to get back to those heights for his next bout, whether against Whyte in a world title eliminator or another top 15 operater.
Also in action on the Nebraska undercard of Terence Crawford v Juluis Indongo was super lightweight Mike Reed who out-pointed Robert Frankel for a 23rd straight win, whilst featherweight and former amateur star Shakur Stevenson eased to 3-0 with a six-round points win over David Paz.
We can't stop watching this Alvarado KO. pic.twitter.com/FImUqVDZhi
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Former world welterweight title holder Mike Alvarado continued his push for another shot at the big time with an impressive fourth round knockout of Sidney Siqueira.