BBN round up all the results from this weekend's boxing

Every result from every British show this weekend - March 8 & 9
Callum Johnson sizzles in the States
Yarde gives Reeves five of the best

 

Callum 'The One' needed just three

World title contender Callum Johnson (18-1) produced a stunning victory over Sean Monaghan (29-3) as he returned to America with a third-round stoppage win.

The British light-heavyweight floored 37-year-old Monaghan twice in the second round before he pounded the New Yorker to a halt just seconds into the third at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York, on Saturday, March 9.

The 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games gold medallist, 33 from Boston, hopes to earn another world title fight after a brave stoppage defeat to IBF champion Artur Beterbiev last October. His target - WBA champion Dmitry Bivol (16-0) topped the bill and registered a UD victory over challenger Joe Smith Jr (24-3) in the fourth defence of his WBA world title.

 

Hard-fought win for ‘Baggies Bomber’ in super-middleweight debut

In his first fight at super-middleweight, former British and Commonwealth middleweight champion Tommy Langford (21-3) was made to work hard for his points win against Frenchman Baptiste Castegnaro (8-16) on March 9 at the Walsall Town Hall on a BCB Promotions event.

Langford didn’t have it all his own way against the tough 28-year-old from southwest France with the six-round super-middleweight contest scored at 58-56 to the 29-year-old from Birmingham.

Langford's left hook landed copiously all night and the pair finished the six-rounds with a firefight in the middle of the ring. The official scored it four rounds for Langford and two for the visitor.

The 'Baggies Bomber', named so by his huge following of West Bromwich Albion FC fans, has declared his intentions to become a two-weight British or Commonwealth champion.

The BCB Promotions ‘Pride of the Midlands’ event also featured Midlands Area middleweight champion Tyler Denny (10-1-2) who earned a shutout points win over six-rounds and has plans to fight for bigger titles in 2019.

Ricky Hatton-trained welterweight Conah Walker (4-0) remained unbeaten as he scored his second KO and unbeaten lightweight Connor Lee Jones moved uo to 3-0 with a points win.

Wolves welterweight Kirstie Bavington (2-0-1) scored her first stoppage win in a very one-sided fight.

 

MTK Brentwood show

Michael McKinson (16-0) defended his WBC International Silver title against challenger Ryan Kelly (13-2) at MTK Global’s March 9 show at the Brentwood Centre in Essex – live on iFL TV. 

Mikey Sakyi (8-2) defended his Southern Area super-lightweight crown against Idris Hill (8-2-2) with powerful first-round finish.

'The Black Mexican' Shaquille Day (11-0), 25 from Bexley, eased through his first eight-rounder against Fernando Valencia (8-9), scored at 79-73 by referee Kieran McCann.

Isaac Lowe (17-0-3); Harley Benn (6-0); Danny Dignum (10-0); Lucas Ballingall (12-0) and Stephen Ormond (27-5) all registered shutout points wins on the same show.

Joe Mullender teammate Mitchell Frearson (3-0-1) was held to a draw by Scott James (3-5-1), as was DP Carr (10-0-1) by Scott Moises (10-11-3), both bouts scored at 57-57.

 

Southern Area title extravaganza at York Hall

There were three new Southern Area champions crowned on the Goodwin Boxing event at the York Hall on March 9 as three vacant titles were contested.

Liam Dillon (9-0) claimed the super-featherweight strap with a sevent-round stoppage of 37-year-old David Birmingham (8-4); Sean Robinson (9-0) outclassed Joshua Ejakpovi (12-1) to win the super-welterweight version, scored at 98-92; and finally Daniel Mendes (9-1) won the cruiserweight championship wih a wide points victory over Danny Couzens (10-12-2) - 99-91.

There were wins on the undercard for Xhuljo Vrenozi (13-2); Angelo Bevilacqua (4-1); Youssef Khoumari (8-0); Nick Parpa (8-1); Denis Denikajev (3-0); Sam Cox (3-0); Ellis Zorro (5-0); Louie Darlin (4-0-1); Sajid Abid (7-0); Jonathan Palata (4-0); Mark Butler (1-0). Kent super-featherweight Brandon Ball (4-1) slipped to a first defeat at the hands of Stefan Sashev (5-19-1), stopped in the first.

 

West Country Boxing

Headliner Morgan Jones (12-2) slipped to a second successive defeat, this time to Anthony Fox (7-12-4). The eight-round contest was scored at 77-76 to 'The Matador', a fourth-round knockdown costing the home fighter the decision. German-born Fox has now won six from his last eight contests, scalping former Commonwealth champion Luke Blackledge (24-5-2) in his last fight.

Kristian Touze (7-0-2) and Aaron Sutton (8-0) both continued their unbeaten runs with six-round points wins. There were also wins for Ricky Rowlands (3-1); Jake Tinklin (2-0); Robbie Vernon (2-0); and Jake Anthony (5-0) all racked up another win on their records in four-round contests.

 

To Hull and back

Grimsby's Levis Giles (6-0) retired Robbie Forster (0-7) at the end of the second-round on the Carl Greaves Promotions show at the KC Stadium in Hull on Saturday, March 9.

There were points wins for Luke Fisher (3-0); Ryan Gibbons (4-0); and debutant Lewis Sylvester (1-0) all in four-round contests.

 

Watford Warriors

British Warrior Boxing Promotion's Watford even saw Ireland's unbeaten welterweight Rohan Date (7-0-1) win a landslide points decision over Radoslav Mitev (12-47-2), scored 60-54.

Unbeaten super-middleweight Zak Chelli (6-0) blasted Ladislav Nemeth (13-56-9) away in the opening round. The 21-year-old Londoner completely overwhelmed the Slovakian and the fight was all over in less than a minute. Nemeth was down from a right to the head very early on in the fight, but it looked like a delayed reaction to a body shot that caused the damage as he held his left side in pain. Chelli then launched forward with an uppercut and unloaded heavily to body and head on the ropes and floored his man for a second and final time.

Mddleweight Owen Duffy (3-1) was bested by Jake Best (6-2) over six-rounds and Rylan Charlton (3-0-1) had to settle for a draw with Dan West (5-5-2).

 

Bolton boxing

Steve Wood's VIP Boxing show at the Bolton Whites Hotel saw 'Demolition Man' Jack Rafferty (7-0) defeat Richard Samuels (1-3) on points over six-rounds.

James Moorcroft (10-0) floored and halted Simon Henry (3-4-1) 30 seconds before the end of the fourth segment of the scheduled six-round super-welterweight contest.

Jack Flatley (14-0-1) continued his unbeaten run with a six-round ponits win over Cameroonian Serge Ambomo (6-9-1).

Muhammad Ali and Bradley Rea both moved up to 4-0 with 40-36 points win in their respective bouts.

 

TOP Boxing in Cov

Wins for David Seymour (5-1); Joe Sherriff (14-1); and Ultimate Boxxer champion Drew Brown (11-0) in six-rounders on the Tommy Owens Promotions show at the Mercia Banqueting Suite in Coventry.

River Wilson-Bent (3-0) and Troy James (21-7) both won their four-rounders.

 

Frank Duffin delivers knockout entertaiment

March 9 at The Bradford Hotel saw three KO's thrill the fight fans in attendance. Darren Tetley (18-0), Jimmy First (6-0) and Tommy Broadbent (8-5) all scored stoppage wins on the Frank Duffin-promoted show in Bradford.

 

Friday fight night at the Royal Albert Hall

Anthony Yarde (18-0) stopped Travis Reeves (17-4-2) in five-rounds at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday, March 8.

It was all over in just 48 seconds into the fifth segment, as Yarde registered his 17th stoppage from 18 outings in the fifth defence of his WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title. Yarde couldn't miss with his right hand and after a wobble of the legs just seconds into the fifth, referee Marcus McDonnell had seen enough and the fight was rightfully waved off at the official time of 0:48.

Yarde, ranked no.1 with the WBO, wants world champion Sergey Kovalev next.

In the chief supporting fight, Liam Williams (20-2-1) defeated Joe Mullender (11-3) in emphatic fashion in his first defence of the British middleweight title.

It was a dominant opening round for Welshman Williams who picked his shots well on the backfoot to the head and body, completely outclassing his challenger. Essex ex-English champion Mullender plodded forward in his usual style but had virtually no success, not managing to close the distance to land anything at all.

One minute into the second stanza and it was all over. Mullender was dropped heavily by the defending champion, landing face first into the canvas. However, referee Bob Williams allowed the tough 32-year-old to continue, despite being out on his feet, and it was all over seconds later when Williams landed a heavy right hand at will.

Opening the BT Sports show, Welshman Chris Jenkins (21-3-2) landed the British belt on his third crack at the crown with a unanimous decision win over Johnny Garton (23-2-1). Ringside scores of 119-109; 116-112; 117-112 awarded the prestigous Lonsdale belt to the 'Rok'n'Rolla' from Garnant.

Trained by Gary Lockett, the 30-year-old was busier and more dangerous from the opening bell, who was composed, disciplined and intelligent throughout and looked more like the defending champion than the Peckham puncher did. He boxed well at distance and pushed Garton back behind an educated jab. In the ninth round, Jenkins couldn't miss with his one-two's that backed 'The Pexican' up constantly, who didn't respond with enough urgency or action to hold onto his dream belt.

In the following fight, Greenwich powerhouse Daniel Dubois (10-0) scored a savage second round KO of Razvan Cojanu (1-6) in their WBO European heavyweight title bout. Backing Cojanu up on the ropes, 'Dynamite' landed a barrage of shots which were answered clumsily by the Romanian but a well timed left hook followed by a chopping right hand crumpled Cojanu to the canvas with no hope of beating the count.

On the undercard, Hamzah Sheeraz (7-0) stopped Rod Douglas Jr (2-2) in the opening round with little over a minute on the clock. Within that brief time, the 19-year-old from Ilford knocked his opponent down three times, first with a counter right hook and ending matters with a left hook.

Adam Booth's super-bantamweight prospect Lucien Reid (8-0-1) remained unbeaten but had to settle with a technical decision draw with Indi Sangha (9-1-1) after the bout ended in the third round due to a severe cut over the right eye of Reid.

Cruiserweight James Branch (4-0) outpointed Kieran Pitman (2-2) 39-37 on referee Lee Every's scorecards.

Jake Pettitt (5-0) secured a shutout points win over Bulgarian Stefan Slavchev (10-31-1).

 

More British title action in Barnsley

Brad Foster (10-0-1) continued his impressive rise as he defeated veteran Josh Wale (27-11-2) for the vacant British super-bantamweight belt at the Metrodome in Barnsley. The 21-year-old Midlands Area champion won upset the odds to win 119-111, 117-111, and 117-112 from the away corner on a Stefy Bull show.

Wins for Terri Harper (6-0); Dom Hunt (2-0); James Flint (5-0); Levi Kinsiona (4-0); Connor Coghill (34-0) on the same show.