British heavyweight Nick Webb went down to another hammer blow on Saturday night as the former Lonsdale Belt contender lost to dangerman Kamil Sokolowski.
The 31 year-old was one victory into his comeback from a crushing KO against Dave Allen when disaster struck at London’s famous York Hall venue.
Webb was defeated by an opponent with five wins on a 21-bout record before they traded blows. The boxer now needs to seriously look at what his next move could be.
Going down once, Webb looked shaky until allowed to continue and eventually taken out brutally.
Sokolowski is no world-beater but has only been stopped by the likes of Dillian Whyte and Nathan Gorman during his four-year pro career.
The Devon-based Pole has gone the distance with David Price and Sam Sexton, Plus, Gary Cornish, Kash Ali, Con Sheehan, Tom Little and Mark Bennett. He also took Gorman eight rounds in their rematch meeting back in October.
One of Sokolowski’s triumphs came against Irishman Sean ‘Big Sexy’ Turner when the pair fought in April 2017. Sokolowski ended a 10-0 winning run at the time at Tudor Grange in Solihull.
Although there is some pedigree there, Sokolowski is the type of opponent Webb should overcome if he harbours any future hopes of challenging for titles domestically.
WBN spoke to Webb in November, just a short time after Allen inflicted his first loss in humbling fashion. The Surrey man was hopeful of a swift return to form.
“I’ve got to get myself right. I felt in that fight I was looking good and then I got caught. It’s about getting my weight right, my fitness and stamina up.
“I think I would like to come back on a warm-up fight in October time. I think I’d like to have a warm up in a 6-8 rounder and then go into a 10 rounder after that.
“That loss has put my career back six months. So I’ve got to rebuild it again until 2019 and then I’ll be ready to go for the British,” Webb told World Boxing News at the time.