Anthony Fowler overcomes cut in one-sided Belfast points win

Anthony Fowler continued his progress with a six-round points win over a stubborn Laszlo Fazekas.

‘The Machine’ was given a good workout and overcame a cut from a head clash, all of which will stand the Liverpudlian in good stead for the future.

The super-welterweight won every round and is now set to fight at least one more time before the end of the year.

Earlier, gumshields literally flew as Tyrone McKenna fought out an entertaining victory over the much shorter super-lightweight Renald Garrido. The Northern Irishman was given a tough test by Garrido, who backed up his pre-fight antics with his performance in the ring.

Garrido came dressed in lion mask and crawled under the bottom rope in typical style and then fought like his namesake for the duration of the fight. As the pair scuffled on the inside and went back and forth in close rounds, their mouth pieces were ejected on no less than SEVEN occasions.

McKenna lost a point for his trouble, but eventually saw out a 96-94 triumph on the scorecards to improve to 15-0-1. For his part, the ever game Garrido drops to 19-17-2 and will sure be back on UK shores soon for sheer entertainment value alone.

Also on the bill, David Oliver Joyce wasted no time making it four wins on the spin as a pro by blasting out Andy Harris in round one.

Talented lightweight Joe Fitzpatrick made it to 8-0 by winning in the sixth round against Mwenya Chisanga, before cruiserweight Tommy McCarthy made light work of Peter Hegyes in the opening session.

Lightweight Gary Cully began proceedings with a third round stoppage win over Josh Thorne to move his record to 2-0. whilst Craig Richards did likewise in his contest with Norbert Szekeres.

Richards can now boast a C.V of ten straight wins in the pro ranks.