David Adeleye vs Emir Ahmatovic full fight night results
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Hard-hitting heavyweight David Adeleye (11-0, 10KO), 26 from Ladbroke Grove, London, is back in the ring tonight to defend his WBO European heavyweight title for the first time against big-punching Serbian Emir Ahmatovic (12-1, 9KO) on Friday, June 9 at York Hall, live on BT Sport 1 from 7pm – 12am.
Main Event – 10pm (approx)
10×3 WBO European Heavyweight Championship
David Adeleye vs Emir Ahmatovic
Great start from Adeleye, whose jab was sharp and weighty. He was flinching and feinting, trying to draw his man on. He landed a big left jab bang on the button in the final minute that had Ahmatovic reeling backwards. The German's right eye was swollen already, this early on in the fight. That was one strong jab that sent him halfway across the ring and made his eye swell instantly. Adeleye needs to focus on landing more of them.
In the final 30 of round two, the pair clinched then hit each other on the back of the head in a bit of tit for tat. Referee Marcus McDonnell called time out to give both boxers a talking to.
It was a scrappy round in the third, a lot of holding and clinching, Adeleye getting warned for pushing with the elbow and for holding his opponent's head down, he needs to be careful. Then Adeleye landed a big right uppercut in the dying seconds but Ahmatovic was saved by the bell.
Adeleye looking to land that right uppercut again. Adeleye came on strong in the closing seconds but got caught with a big counter hook from Ahmatovic as he was unloading in the corner. Couple of solid jabs landed during that round by both men.
Ahmatovic's body language and demeanor looked like he didn't want to be in there anymore by the fifth round. He was bleeding from his noose and lip, continually wiping blood away. He was tired and hurt, but he saw out the round. Then his corner called it and they retired their man at the end of the fifth.
"Big D" from Ladbroke Grove is now 12-0 with 11KOs.
10×3 IBF European Lightweight Championship
Mark Chamberlain vs Marvin Demollari
Mark Chamberlain scored three knockdowns in the first round to win in quick fashion, at the time of 2:16.
The first knockdown wasn't counted, in fact referee Bob Williams gave Chamberlain a telling off for hitting after the break.
Another knockdown, clean this time, then there were a few punches landing on the back of the head for the third knockdown.
Two more crunching left hooks from 'Thunder' landed and Bob Williams stepped in as the corner threw their towel in anyway.
Carl Frampton questioned why so many illegal shots from Chamberlain were allowed to happen, then questioned why referee Williams allowed Demollari to continue after the third knockdown when he was wobbling all over the place. Steve Bunce quickly said, "Good referees can have bad nights."
10×3 WBC International Silver Super-Lightweight Championship
Henry Turner vs Tom Farrell
Henry Turner retires Tom Farrell retired in the sixth round to defend his WBC International Silver super-lightweight title.
8×3 International Light-Heavyweight Contest
Ezra Taylor vs Khalid Graidia
Frenchman Graidia was back at the York Hall just one month after going the full eight rounds with Karol Itauma.
Nottingham's "The Cannon" was also taken the full distance by the teak-tough 40-year-old who sustained a badly swollen eye, almost closed completely shut by the eighth round.
Ezra, 28, landed some eyecatching shots, choosing quality over quantity. In round seven, the pair thrilled fans as the stood toe to toe with the Brit scoring the cleaner, harder shots, as they swung back and fourth.
In the eighth and final round, Ezra caught Khalid with a crisp left hook but it was the follow up straight right hand that sent Graidia's head flying backwards, but somehow remained standing still.
Graidia provided Taylor with a stern test and we will probably see the Swiss resident back on BT Sport again soon. Ezra Taylor moved up to 6-0 with a points win and a good, learning eight rounds in the bag.
8×3 International Super-Welterweight Contest
Carl Fail vs Frank Masden
An eyecatching round three TKO for southpaw Carl Fail, who inflicts the first ever stoppage in Frank Madsen's career.
"The Chosen One" was unloading fast hands and combos on Madsen at mid-range. It was an uppercut followed by a short right hook to the temple that made Madsen retreat backwards, then as he dipped his head to the left and got caught with a left hand on the right temple that sent him down into the corner, just one minuted into the third.
6×3 International Super-Featherweight Contest
Royston Barney-Smith vs Christian Lopez Flores
Trained by Ben Davison, RBS claimed an impressive points victory over Chrisitan Flores with a 60-53 score. Good learning for Barney-Smith, who moves up to 6-0.
6×3 International Cruiserweight Contest
Tommy Fletcher vs Pawel Strykowski
Flashy, with his hands down low, Tommy Fletcher was throwing out quick one-twos – three in a row – then moved in a step and landed a southpaw jab to set up a huge backhand left uppercut to knock Strykowski down in the first minute of the second round. Strykowski couldn't beat the count.
"The Norfolk Nightmare" is now 5-0 with 4KOs
6×3 International Super-Welterweight Contest
Ben Fail vs Bartosz Glowacki
6×3 International Super-Welterweight Contest
Joshua Frankham vs Eligio Palacios
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