Heavyweight talent Nick Webb (13-2) was knocked out by dangerman Kamil Sokolowski (6-14-2, 2KOs) in the third-round of their scheduled six-rounder on December 15 at the York Hall on a British Warrior Boxing Promotions.
Webb was caught by a heavy left hand during an exchange and stumbled back to his corner on unsteady legs. He survived the count but another left hand from the Polishman landed clean on his jaw and ended the fight conclusively.
The 31-year-old heavyweight from Chertsey was in the middle of a planned rebuild process after losing to Dave Allen in July in a British title eliminator.
Webb had returned with a two-round demolition of Welsh dangerman Dorian Darch (12-7-1) in September but has now suffered another setback with his second stoppage defeat.
The 32-year-old Sokolowski is based in Barnstaple, Devon, and has a record of upsetting unbeaten prospects, such as Adam Machaj (4-0); Sean Turner (10-0); and Webb’s teammate Naylor Ball (5-0).
The younger brother of world champion bodybuilder Bartosz Sokołowsk, Kamil is a former Polish national kick-boxing and Muay-Thai champion, before moving to England from Czestochowa and turning to boxing in 2014.
His five victories and two draws were against opponents with a combined record of 37-4.
Trained by Johnny Edwards at Guildford City Gym, Webb’s initial reaction to his solitary defeat was to experience three learning fights before returning to title contention again. His fourth-round KO loss to the ‘White Rhino’ was a 10-round British title eliminator contest.
His latest defeat will cause a further delay to his ambition to fight for titles.
The British Warrior Boxing Promotions event also featured London 2012 Olympic silver medalist John Joe Nevin (11-0), who defeated Reynaldo Cajina (14-56-5) on points over eight-rounds, as well as exciting unbeaten prospect Alfie Price, ending his debut year on 4-0 with another points victory.
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