Veteran Lewison, pitched in against Olympic silver medallist Joe Joyce who was making his pro debut, was so physically drained in the eighth round that his momentum from a big right threw him to the canvas.
Ian Lewison throws a punch so huge that he floors himself #DaveFightNight pic.twitter.com/UPtFXSimsy
— Dave (@davechannel) October 20, 2017
Shortly afterward, and on the back of shifting further punishment from Joyce, Lewison was rightly saved for another day by his corner.
With the win, Joyce hits the ground running in the paid ranks but certainly needs a bit more polish before making his way towards the British title in possession of Sam Sexton.