All the results from the MTKFightNight at Brentwood Centre in Essex on July 20.
‘The Problem’ eased to 17-0, 2 KOs in front of the ESPN+ cameras on a night that also saw Chantelle Cameron become WBC world lightweight title mandatory challenger with a brutal victory over Anisha Basheel.
Further success for the MTK Global stars included Shaquille Day taking a thrilling Southern Area welterweight title clash with Louis Adolphe, while world-ranked Thomas Patrick Ward continued his march towards a world title by schooling Brayan Mairena.
Harlem Eubank, Josh Adewale, Jamie Whelan, Jack Martin, Quaise Khademi and Frank Arnold were also victorious on the night.
CHANTELLE CAMERON bt Anisha Basheel UD10
WBC world lightweight title final eliminator
Cameron said: “She caught me with a shot in the first round and I thought: ‘Yeah good shot.’ She wasn’t all that though.
“If I can get in there with a big puncher like her and make her look stupid then I believe I’m one of the best in the world. I’ve said all along it’s not just about me vs. Katie Taylor. It’s about my career too.”
MICHAEL McKINSON bt Evgeny Pavko UD10
WBO European welterweight title
McKinson said: “I thought it was a bit closer than what the judges scored it. He had a good, solid jab that was more like a right hand – it was solid and accurate and I had to adjust.
“These are the sort of fights I want, where I have to dig deep. I had the worst camp I’ve had with no quality sparring but I got the job done.”
SHAQUILLE DAY bt Louis Adolphe PTS10
Southern Area welterweight title
Day said: “This says that we’re now 13-0 and the Southern Area champion. It also says that hard work pays off and we’re going to keep climbing that ladder nice and slowly.
“Me and my coach Mickey Burke have been working hard together since I started boxing at the age of 16 so we’re 10 years strong in this game and this is just the start.”
THOMAS PATRICK WARD bt Brayan Mairena PTS8
Ward said: “He was a good, competitive fighter and when he came out swinging in the first round I thought: ‘Here we go!’
“I’m pleased with where I’m at and I’m looking forward to being nice and active now. The dream is to win a world title and then to become undisputed unified champion.”
HARLEM EUBANK bt Michael Isaac Carrero PTS6
Eubank said: “He was trying everything to buy time. He was trying to mask being hurt and maximising his rest periods.
“I love it. I love the learning process and with all the experience I’m around in the gym, I’m constantly learning. These are the nights I try and refine that learning in the ring.”
JOSH ADEWALE bt Jordan Grannum PTS4
Adewale said: “It was better than the first two fights I had because there wasn’t too much holding. My first two opponents just ran away.
“Jordan stood there and had a good go and that meant I could catch him with a few shots. I want to get a six-rounder next and just get on with it a bit.”
JAMIE WHELAN bt Luke Fash PTS4
Whelan said: “There’s loads more to learn. When I’ve learned it, practiced it and perfected it, you’ll see it. I think I’m pleasing everyone so far.
“It’s hard to work on things when doing things requires your opponents to do other things but I’ll just keep learning and listening to my corner.”
JACK MARTIN bt Geiboord Omier PTS4
Martin said: “I can’t believe it. I’m absolutely buzzing and I feel like I was just starting to find my rhythm. I feel like I could have done six rounds easily!
“I’d like to thank MTK Global and Lee Eaton for giving me this opportunity and also all my sponsors and those who came out to support me.”
Quaise Khademi bt Joel Sanchez PTS4
Frank Arnold bt Robbie Forster PTS6
#MTKFightNight heads for Belfast’s phenomenal community festival Féile an Phobail next up on August 3, when Michael Conlan vs. Diego Alberto Ruiz spearheads a classic bill.