WATCH: Sam Maxwell wipes out taunting opponent with 13 seconds left
Sam Maxwell took out Sabri Sediri in the final few seconds of a ten rounder to claim the vacant WBO European title in amazing fashion.
Maxwell picked himself up from knockdowns in the first and second. He dropped Sediri late on to force the stoppage.
It was an astonishing ending as Sediri was on his way to a scorecard win and was taunting Maxwell when caught flush with just 13 seconds to go.
Sticking his chin out and asking Maxwell to hit him, Sediri got what he asked for and was waved off with the bell almost sounding.
Not sure what's better…
Sam Maxwell's KO or Frank Warren's reaction 😂 pic.twitter.com/JyB0zDqVc5
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Promoter Frank Warren was off his seat the moment the punch landed as Maxwell preserved his undefeated record.
When cocky fighters get destroyed, part 265 😳 pic.twitter.com/2MkiBipsPN
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In contrast, Nathan Gorman eased to victory against gimme opponent Kevin Johnson. Gorman attempted for ten rounds to stop the stubborn American veteran.
It was shades of Gorman rival Daniel Dubois as both failed to stop the man who refuses to lose via stoppage.
Only Anthony Joshua and Peter Milas have managed to take Johnson out during his 48-bout career.
Gorman moves on to a potential British title shot against Dubois later in the year.
Dubois and Joe Joyce have been put forward to fight for the vacant Lonsdale Belt. The latter is expected to turn down the clash in favour of a world title run.
Headliner Sam Bowen scored a ninth round stoppage win to retain the British super-featherweight title.
The 26 year old made it to 15-0 by overpowering a game Jordan McCorry.
Also on the bill, light-heavyweight Tommy Fury recorded the second win of his early ring stint with a first round stoppage of Callum Ide.
Without out win in 28 bouts, Ide was no match for Tyson Fury’s younger brother.
Fury dropped Ide twice before finishing off his foe midway through the opening stanza.
Training with Ricky Hatton is clearly benefitting Fury, who looked more assured than for his tentative debut back in December.
As a result, Fury scored his first knockout.