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For all Danny was saying about being shot, he caught me with a couple of punches and he’s still get plenty of power.”
In his first schuduled 12-rounder – for the vacant WBA intercontinental title – the former Olympic Gold medalist again impressed good finish once he had his man going.
Brave Horton, a bus driver by day and the former Midlands Area champion, had only lost once in 16 previous fights and was outclassed by the flashy Londoner, who let his array of punching talent go on Horton.
“I felt great in there I could have done 15 rounds,” he told Sky Sports. “It was good, I’m glad it went four or five rounds as I need the rounds.
“I’m not disrespecting the guy but I was practising in there, stuff we worked on in the gym, I was just practising.
“I’m a man on a mission. I’m after titles, titles titles. I want to be fighting for the Commonwealth title by the end of the year and knocking on the door for a world title by the end of 2012.”
Olympic medallist Billy Joe Saunders 20, made it six wins out of six, winning his fight on points having been taken the distance by Huddersfield’s Andy Butlin.
The super-middleweight, who won bronze in Beijing, had been out of the ring a while due to a damaged hand, and it looked like he had hurt it again, by the end of this fight.
“I’ve been out for five months so it’s not going to be how I was when I first started out, but I’m pleased I’ve got the win and another six rounds under my belt,” he told Sky Sports.
“It was about a six out of 10 tonight but I enjoyed getting the rounds in. To be honest, the hand was fine all night until the fifth, when I felt a little twinge.
“It wasn’t so bad that I had to stop like before, but from the fifth I pulled it back for my own safety and next time I’ll have got rid of the ring-rust and can put in a better performance.”
light-welterweight former world amateur champion Frankie Gavin also claimed a convincing win when stopping Gavin Tait in the first round.
The referee stepped in with 53 seconds remaining after Tait had been staggered by a barrage of punches from the 24-year-old.
Walsh brothers Ryan and Liam, both celebrated first round wins.
Ryan performed a somersault after taking just 49 seconds to get rid of Eugene Heagney, a decent win against an opponent who had only been stopped in Irish title fights.
Following his brother into the ring half an hour later, Liam didn’t hang around too long either, halting game but limited Ibrar Riyaz to complete a perfect night for the family.
Carr wasn’t happy that it was waved off, but he failed to throw a punch and was being overwhelmed.
Ricky Burns kept busy ahead of his potential world title shot against Roman Martinez with a straightforward points victory over Yousef Al Hamidi.
Hamidi rarely gets stopped, and it was no surprise to see him still there, as slippery as ever, at the final bell. For once though he didn’t pose too many problems, with Burns well worth his 80-73 victory. He now awaits confirmation – or otherwise – of his crack at WBO champion Martinez.