20
May
2019

O2 Results: Ababiy, Courtenay, Harding, Cox and Hyde win in London

Chandler Waller 20/04/2019
Ababiy

📸 Ian Walton

Nikita Ababiy enjoyed his UK debut flossing to celebrate his 2nd round KO win, improving to 4-0 (4KOs) in the process.

Showing speed and power, Ababiy didn’t take long to dispatch of Dmitri Faltin. 

A barrage of shots which started with a brutal right hook allowed Ababiy to follow through and send Faltin to the canvas, ending the fight at 0:26.

SHANNON COURTENAY v ROZ MARI SILYANOVA

The Baby Faced Assassin Shannon Courtenay moved to 2-0 winning 40-36 on the cards.

Courtenay picked off Silyanova with a Left hook, straight right combo unsettling the Bulgarian.

Silyanova tried to fire back in the third but unsuccessfully landing, Courtenay later in the round answered with a barrage of shots.

A clumsy last round saw Courtenay lunge towards her fleeing opponent until the final bell.

Courtenay
📸 Ian Walton

JOHN HARDING Jr v MIROSLAV JUNA

John Harding Jr. cruised to 7-0 with a 60-54 points victory over Miroslav Juna.

Harding Jr. landed a sharp right hand in the 2nd, Juna found himself covering up.

Harding Jr. followed up in the 3rd using his reach and size to his advantage, producing a repetitive over the top right hand which continued into the 4th.

Juna was tired in the last round enticing Harding Jr. to increase his work rate. The consistent shots saw the Brixton man win comfortably upon the final bell ringing.

SAM COX v GEORGI GEORGIEV

Sam Cox followed up the opener with a 40-37 points victory over Georgi Georgiev. 

Cox started by stalking Georgiev, swinging recklessly at times and being caught in the process which threw him off balance. 

Cox started to improve with an increased work rate. 

A straight right from Georgiev jolted the head of Cox back in the final round but Cox recovered and fought on to the final bell.

SAM HYDE v JOZEF JURKO

Sam Hyde opened the show with a sickening 1st round knockout over Josef Jurko.

Landing a lovely right hand to start the finish, Hyde opened up with hard shots to the head and body to send Jurko crumbling to the canvas.

Chandler Waller is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerWaller

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