Super-middleweight prospect Hosea ‘The Hammer’ Burton took his record to 7 wins unbeaten by finishing Leicester’s Jahmaine ‘Smasher’ Smyle with a first round KO, at his local Bowlers Arena in his Manchester home on Saturday night.
Burton, 24, a cousin of Tyson Fury and trained by Joe Gallagher, dropped Smyle with his very first punch of the contest, his signature ‘Hammer’ right back hand which crashed off the ‘Smasher’ and sent him to the canvas. Smyle beat the count and carried on. Burton took his time to pick the correct shots to end his stricken foes night, and it was a big right hook that sent Smyle down for a second time.
Smyle beat the count again, just, but the referee deciding he was in no state to continue waved the fight off. Former ABA champion Burton grabs his second first round win since his professional debut in March last year and is a genuine talent and a big prospect for the domestic super-middleweight division.