Unbeaten light-middleweight boxer, Chris ‘The Bull’ Baugh 2-0-0 stopped his opponent in the first round of his second professional contest at the Camden Centre on February 7th.
The 26-year-old Islington boxer immediately commented on social media networks after the fight, “First round stoppage tonight, couldn’t be happier!”
‘The Bull’ disposed of Hungarian Laszlo Jambrik 3-6-0 in his second contest in the paid ranks on a Hellraiser Promotions show titled, ‘The Class of 2015’ headlined by hard-hitting heavyweight Dillian Whyte that saw him move up to 13 wins with 10 KO’s on his impressive record with a second round stoppage win over Brazilian Marcelo Luiz Nascimento.
Foreign import Jambrik had visited the venue in Kings Cross last November becoming the first stoppage on Barnet boxer Angel Banev’s unbeaten record on the 21st just one week before Baugh took his pro bow at the same arena winning all four rounds in a shut-out points victory over Harjinder Gill 0-9-1 on the 28th. The Hungarian was forced to retire in the second round with an injury. Baugh is trained by respected coaches Bevis Allen and Roy Callaghan who also train KO artist Aarron Morgan out of Rooney’s Gym in London.
Hard-hitting heavyweight Dillian Whyte 13-0-0 blasted through his toughest test yet against Brazilian Marcelo Luiz Nascimento 17-7-0 ending matters in just the second round. South American opponent Nascimento is a former WBO Latino champion who has shared the ring with Tyson Fury and Eddie Chambers and was on the canvas midway through the first round following a swift left hand from Whyte that was so sharp, if you blinked then you missed it.
Whyte then put him down again in the opening of the second and on the third occasion, the Brazilian failed to beat the referee’s count clearly not up for taking any further punishment. Making up for lost time, this was Whyte’s fourth win in under 12 weeks since he began his comeback trail following a two year ban for illegal substances – two by second round KO and two by third round KO and has now stopped his last eight opponents in four rounds and under. A collision course with Olympian Anthony Joshua could be on the cards for later on in the year.
Baugh’s teammate Aarron Morgan 6-0-0 defeated Czech boxer Jan Balog 8-24-1 to move up to half a dozen wins on his perfect record. ‘The Marksman’ is a favourite at the Camden Centre which has paid witness to all five KO’s of his career so far. Exciting light-heavyweight Yasin Basar 5-0-0 continued the impetus set from last year with a fifth victory over Georgian super-middleweight George Kandelaki 17-11-1.
‘The Gentleman’ born in Germany, now residing in London, fought three times in seven weeks between July and August last year scalping Kirrill Psonko 15-32-2 in just his second pro fight – exactly one week after travelling to Hungary for his debut. The 23-year-old light heavyweight managed by Benny Blanko can clearly mix it with a better class of opponent and is looking like one to watch in 2015.
Welterweight Joe Hayes 3-0-0 from Bournemouth made it a trio of wins since joining the paid ranks in October last year. He commented on social media networks straight after his fight, “Was a really tough fight tonight and I had to dig deep but got the win so onwards and upwards!”
Super-middleweight Darryll Williams 9-0-0 edges closer to double figures as he scored his ninth win over Slovakian southpaw Robert Blazo 12-24-2. The 24-year-old from Forest Hill nicknamed ‘Ferocious’ continues the impetus set during 2014 with a shut-out points victory over Joe Walsh 2-15-2 in February as well as two first round KO wins over southpaw James Child 1-15-0 and Lewis van Poetsch 3-15-0. Cruiserweight Michael Lobb 1-1-0 was pulled out of his fight with Hungarian Gyorgy Novak 4-2-0 by his corner after suffering a very bad cut.
His trainer, Ricky Maslin said, “Gutted for my boxer Michael Lobby, had to pull him out of the fight which he was winning, he sustained a bad cut above his left eye, had to be stitched up immediately, hard call, been assured by board inspector and referee that it was the right decision.”
Debutant Michael O’Rourke kicked off his pro career with a win over Gloucestershire’s Andy Harris 3-20-1.