Young heavyweight Peter Milas managed to force a stoppage of tough American Kevin Johnson on Saturday night to become only the second man to stop the ‘Kingpin’.
Fighting at the Maritim Berghotel in Braunlage, Milas was able to capitalize on a cut suffered by Johnson in the mid-rounds to take the victory.
Referee Jean Robert Laine decided to have a weeping gash over Johnson’s left eye checked by the ringside physician at the start of the eighth and he’d seen enough damage to pull the veteran out.
The win represents a career- best ‘W’ for 22 year-old Milas, who had previously fought opponents nowhere near the caliber of the former world title challenger.
Johnson, 38, lost for ninth times professionally but had only previously been halted by current divisional king Anthony Joshua in 2015.