Fowler too hot for Gorbics, Docherty wins debut in 18 SECONDS
Liverpool’s Anthony Fowler stopped the durable Hungarian Gabor Gorbics in five rounds to keep his perfect professional record intact.
It wasn’t easy work for Fowler, who had to hunt the retreating Hungarian fighter for the majority of the contest.
Gorbics did manage to maintain a tight defence, restricting the amount of damage he was taking. But in the fifth the hard-hitting super welterweight caught up with him.
The Commonwealth gold medalist caught Gorbics with a flurry of hard shots sending him clattering to the floor.
The game Gorbics did attempt to climb to his feet, but barely beat the count and referee Steve Gray waved the contest off with the Hungarian’s corner ready to step in.
The win moves ‘The Machine’ to 8-0, 7 KO’s and he will be targeting tougher domestics tests at the end of this year.
Following Fowler, John Docherty made a blistering start to his professional career with 18-second stoppage of the unbeaten Jordan Latimer.
The former Team GB fighter came out at a blistering pace, dropping Latimer with a succession of hard blows.
Latimer fell to his knees and appeared to signal for his corner to throw the towel in who duly obliged.
The win marked a brilliant start to the pro career of the Tony Sims trained fighter.
Thomas Patrick Ward demolished his German opponent Tom Tran in the first round of a scheduled six with a bludgeoning body-shot.
The win moves Ward to 25-0 and now the world ranked super bantamweight is targeting world honours next year.
Tran did come out to fight, only to his detriment. He opted to exchange leather with Ward, resulting in him being knocked down with a solid hook to the head from the local fighter.
Tran rose to his feet, only to be trapped in the corner which resulted in him being crumpled to the floor with a monstrous body-shot.
Ward signalled to the crowd that his opponent wouldn’t beat the 10 count – and he was right.
It was a satisfying performance for the reigning British super bantamweight, who will move on to bigger and better things next year.
Lawrence Osueke comfortably outpointed Ghanaian veteran Charles Adamu over six rounds to move to 7-0 (1ko).
It was a comfortable win for Osueke, who used his superior timing and reach to keep Adamu at bay.
Adamu’s head constantly sprayed sweat as the younger man’s jab found the target.
The 41-year-old Arfican did try to make it difficult for the former Team GB member by rushing in and throwing messy combos.
But Osueke’s boxing ability saw him take the win with the sole score of 60-54.
In the opening exchanges, Hosea Burton blasted out Sadou Sall in one, whilst Chad Ellis made tough work of Angel Emilov to preserve his perfect run.
📸: Simon Stacpoole
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