March 23 was a memorable day in the calendar for MTK Global stars, with historic knockouts, world title wins and plenty more, and you can find out about everything that went down in the ‘On This Day’ series.
Back in 2019, Sam Maxwell became a viral sensation as he earned a last gasp final round knockout win over Sabri Sediri at the Leicester Arena.
It looked like Sediri was heading for the victory, but Maxwell displayed incredible heart and power as he found the punch that dropped Sediri with just seconds of the fight remaining, earning Maxwell the win and the WBO European super-lightweight title in the process.
Elsewhere on that card, Troy Williamson earned the ninth win of his professional career, as he secured a second round stoppage win over the experienced Kevin McCauley.
Williamson has gone from strength to strength in his career since then, and is set to take on Steven Donnelly in his next outing later this year.
Across the country in 2019, another card was also taking place, as Charlie Edwards defended his WBC flyweight title against Angel Moreno. It was a masterclass from Edwards, as he dropped his opponent on the way to winning every round and retaining his belt in style.
On the undercard, Lewis Ritson ensured it was a successful first fight in the 140lb division as he defeated German Argentino Benitez for the vacant WBA Intercontinetal super-lightweight title, while two-time Commonwealth Games medallist Sean McGoldrick secured an impressive win over Sean Cairns.
Back on 23 March 2011, future world champion Rocky Fielding burst onto the scene as he won Prizefighter at the Liverpool Olympia.
Fielding had only entered the competition on short notice, but stoppage wins over Patrick J Maxwell, Joe Ainscough and Tobias Webb throughout the course of the evening saw him go all the way and lift the trophy.
It’s been an illustrious career for Fielding since then, winning the British and Commonwelath super-middleweight titles, before then stopping Tyron Zeuge to become WBA super-middleweight champion in July 2018.
On this day in 2007, John O’Donnell won the vacant English welterweight title after overcoming Stuart Elwell on points at the Nottingham Arena. It was the first of many belts that O’Donnell won in his career, including the Commonwealth welterweight title.
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