BBN ringside reporter Anish Parekh revealed the results live from the Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions 'Heavy Duty' show at The O2, London.
In the main event, unbeaten heavyweight prospects Daniel Dubois (11-0) and Nathan Gorman (16-0) collide for the vacant British Heavyweight Championship. In chief support, Joe Joyce (9-0) takes on his toughest test yet in American Bryant Jennings.
Results from the card below:
JAKE PETTITT vs ELVIS GUILLEN
4 X 3 Minute Rounds International Super-Bantamweight Contest
Erith's Jake Pettitt (6-0) defeated Nicaraguan Elvis Guillen (9-55-4) 40-35 on the referee's scorecards after Guillen went down in the third round.
MARK CHAMBERLAIN vs SERGIO GONZALEZ
4 X 3 Minute Rounds International Lightweight Contest
Mark 'Da Bomb' Chamberlain (3-0), 20 from Portsmouth, put 31-year-old Nicaraguan Sergio Gonzalez (10-17-5) down twice in the first round to win 40-34 in his third pro contest.
MICKEY BURKE JNR vs MICHAEL WILLIAMS
4 X 3 Minute Rounds Welterweight Contest
'The Gent' from Bexley Mickey Burke Jr (1-0) defeated Michael 'Duck Boy' Williams (2-16) in his professional debut.
FLORIAN MARKU vs TOMMY BROADBENT
6 X 3 Minute Rounds Welterweight Contest
Florian Marku made it four KOs from four victories with a fourth round stoppage.
HAMZAH SHEERAZ vs SCOTT JAMES
8 X 3 Minute Rounds Super-Welterweight Contest
Hamzah Sheeraz (9-0) made short work of Scott James (4-6-1), forcing a stoppage in just 1minute and 32seconds.
JONATHAN PALATA vs FERENC ZSALEK
4 X 3 Minute Rounds International Heavyweight Contest
Unbeaten heavyweight Jonathan Palata moved up to 6-0 with a 1 minute 35 second annihilation of former Hungarian champion Ferenc Zsalek (21-75-7).
WILLY HUTCHINSON vs JOSIP PERKOVIC
6 X 3 Minute Rounds International Super-Middleweight Contest
Scottish 'Braveheart' Willy Hutchinson (9-0) beat Croatian Josip Perkovic (5-10-1) on points.
DENNIS McCANN vs JERSON LARIOS
6 X 3 Minute Rounds International Bantamweight Contest
Dennis McCann (2-0) doubled his win tally with a points win.
SUNNY EDWARDS vs HIRAM GALLARDO
THE VACANT IBF INTERNATIONAL SUPER-FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
10 X 3 Minute Rounds @ 115 lbs
Sunny Edwards (12-0) won 99-90 on all three ringside judges' scorecards to claim the vacant IBF International super-flyweight title.
ARCHIE SHARP vs JORDAN McCORRY
THE WBO EUROPEAN SUPER-FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
10 X 3 Minute Rounds @ 130 lbs
The confident Sharp proved to be too skilled, fast and accurate for the game McCrory.
The Welling boxer used his lightening jab and footwork to evade his Scottish foe but wisely chose his moments to hold his feet and sit down on his punches, which culminated in a third round knockdown with just seconds to go with a wonderfully timed body-shot.
McCrory displayed admirable heart to get to his feet, grind his teeth and continue to march down his swaggering opponent. Despite his best efforts he was repeatedly hurt to the body in the following round.
McCrory had success in the 5th round when backing Sharp against the ropes but the slippery red-head found a way to manoeuvre out of harm’s way and land thudding shots to head and body, only for McCrory to land with a flurry of punches to perhaps steal the round.
As the fight progressed, Sharp racked up the points in clear but competitive action. He by landed the cleaner and more impressive shots but McCrory impressively fought back in round 8. As Sharp’s feet slowed, he became a more stationery target and was caught with a crunching hook to the head whilst up against the ropes.
There was needle throughout the bout and as soon as the two combatants touched gloves, McCrory leapt in and landed with a hook. The two stood toe-to-toe and went to war, which pleased the on-looking crowd.
Ultimately it was the slick skills of Sharp that was the difference as he prevailed with a unanimous decision from the judges. The ‘Sharpshooter’ demonstrated that despite having a pretty-boy image and a flashy style, he could handle things when they got ugly and had the stomach for a battle in the trenches.
LIAM WILLIAMS vs KARIM ACHOUR
THE VACANT WBC SILVER MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 X 3 Minute Rounds @ 160 lbs
Liam Williams continued his ascent at middleweight by destroying a bewildered Karim Achour.
From the opening bell, Williams used his exceptional jab to stun the Frenchman and follow up with a variety of punches to the head and body.
He punctuated his superiority in the 2nd round by brushing off any effort by his opponent and countering with a tremendous right hook that stiffened Achour’s legs, before making him crumble with a barrage of punishment. Despite getting back to his feet, another onslaught by Williams forced the referee to halt the contest.
Williams has stated that he could make super-welterweight but at middleweight he looks big, strong, fast and assured in his ability. His variety, balance and power were evidence that he has improved since back-to-back losses to Liam Walsh, as he looks towards challenging the world’s best.
JOE JOYCE MBE vs BRYANT JENNINGS
THE WBA GOLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 X 3 Minute Rounds
Joe ‘The Juggernaut’ Joyce beat Bryant Jennings by unanimous decision.
Joe Joyce fights are always a curious occasion. In his contest with the slick Philadelphian veteran Bryant Jennings, Joyce was slow, easy to hit and displayed average-at-best punch technique. His opponent landed the cleaner, more eye-catching punches. However, what Joyce does have are impressive physical gifts, exceptional work-rate and a granite chin that make him a hard nights work for most heavyweights in the world.
Jennings landed crisp shot throughout the fight but struggled to really leave a dent in the ‘Juggernaut’ other than in the first round when a well-timed left hook to the body halted Joyce’ march forward and forced him to clinch and protect his left side.
From then, Joyce ploughed forward and perpetually applied pressure to suffocate Jennings and keep the fight at mid-range. He pumped out his jab and slammed shots into Jennings’ body and head. The Philadelphian would often elude and block most of the attacks coming his way and attracted ‘ooohs’ from the crowd as he flashed super counters to disrupt Joyce.
Jennings put forward a great effort, as he had repeated success getting closer to Joyce and fighting at closer quarters where he could do his best work.
Just as Jennings attempted to turn the tide of the fight in round 10 and landed a solid 1-2 on Joyce that stiffened his legs and glazed his eyes, Jennings was harshly docked a point for a low blow.
The deduction possibly took the wind out of Jennings’ sails as normal service resumed – Joyce out-worked Jennings to the final bell whilst eating the occasional punch that slowed down his momentum.
Joe Joyce in flawed but fun and his journey towards world level will likely have some exciting ups and downs that will be well worth following. However, if he is to have success, he will have to add more to his currently limited pugilistic weaponry.
DANIEL DUBOIS vs NATHAN GORMAN
THE VACANT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP OF GREAT BRITAIN
12 X 3 Minute Rounds
Some boxers have aliases that they simply don’t do justice to. Jarrett ‘Swift’ Hurd or Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia for example are two that make their nickname’s sound a little bit ironic.
However, on Saturday night ‘Dynamite’ Daniel Dubois gave a performance as explosive as his name suggests as he destroyed fellow prospect Nathan Gorman in five rounds.
The opening round was even and Gorman looked loose and relaxed but by the second round it was the ‘Dubois Show.’ Dubois dictated the fight on the front foot by piercing Gorman’s defences with his fast and jolting jab before lashing out with his powerful straight right hand, which opened up a cut on the eye of Gorman.
This tactic paid dividends in the third round when a thunderous right hand caught Gorman and the following flurry sent him tumbling to the canvas. Gorman rose to his feet but Dubois was untidy in trying to close the show and to Gorman’s credit he was prepared to go out on his shield by swinging wildly in Dubois’ direction. It didn’t cause damage but it delayed an abrupt end to the bout.
Dubois was not to be delayed for too long however. In the fifth round he cracked Gorman with two clean right hands and underlined his dominance with one final jab and an overhand right that instantly knocked down his opponent and led the referee to rightfully waive off the fight.
Dubois is a precocious talent with intensity in his eyes and a vicious streak in the ring. He will need to continue to develop certain parts of his game but this was certainly a step in the right direction as he impressively swatted Gorman, in what was dubbed as a 50-50 fight.