‘The Juggernaught’ Joe Joyce built momentum towards October’s super-fight with Daniel Dubois, earning a knockout victory over Michael Wallisch.
Joyce shook off ring rust in the opener as he exchanged with Wallisch and was on the receiving end of a needless amount of looping right hands from the German.
However, once he found his stride in the second he powered home clean combinations to head and body, causing the resistance of Wallisch to wilt rapidly.
After flooring Wallisch in the second, Joyce brought the contest to a close in the third round with a thudding combination culminating in a sickening body shot.
Speaking to Steve Bunce after the fight, Joyce emphasised he was happy to ‘work off the ring rust and to get out the ring with no injuries’.
He added: “I didn’t get a long training camp, but it was a good step to get ready for Dubois, such a big fight.”
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He went onto reveal that he looking to get back to work with coach Ismael Salas as soon as possible ahead of the October superfight, as he looks to get back ‘the Cuban Latin style’.
The chief support saw an engaging clash of styles as Chris Bourke captured the Southern Area super-bantamweight title and ended the unbeaten run of Ramez Mahmood.
Bourke sought to unlock the tight defence and high guard of his opponent by leathering shots to the body, however, Mahmood remained relatively unfazed and never strayed from his gameplan.
Volume and efficiency meant that Bourke seemed to shade many of the rounds in what was a tight battle between the two undefeated prospects.
Bourke showcased his skill as he utilised his wide arsenal of shots to widen his lead in the latter stages of the fight in an impressive performance.
At the culmination of 10 enjoyable rounds, Bourke was handed a 96/94 verdict as he continues on his quest for the Lonsdale belt.
Denzel Bentley was given his toughest test to date as he defeated gutsy Preston operator Mick Hall after six gruelling rounds at middleweight.
In spite of his nonchalant nature, Bentley began with intent plating his feet and loading up his shots firing home a ferocious sustained attacked at the culmination of the third round.
34-year-old Hall weathered Bentley’s early storm well and as the attacks waned, the gutsy Hall enjoyed success as he continued pushing forward.
Nonetheless, as he found his second wind Bentley unleashed a barrage of brutal shots to the head and body as he affirmed his grip on the contest.
After a gruelling sixth session and wearing a substantially wounded eye, Hall’s corner pulled their man out of the contest as Bentley secured his career-best win.
Bentley has been vocal in calling out fellow power puncher Mark Heffron, a clash that on the evidence of this performance would be explosive.
After his victory, the stylish Londoner emphasised that he hopes his performance tonight gives Heffron energy to step up to the fight with him.
Louie Lynn was cynical from the outset of his contest with Monty Ogilvie, landing lethal left hooks and dropping his opponent with a right hand over the top in the opener, before finishing the fight in the second round with the same shot.
The switch-hitting Lynn looked too sharp for Ogilvie, as he recorded his seventh consecutive win in the paid ranks and his sixth inside the distance.
In a fight that on paper was a step up for Lynn, it was evident why he has been tipped to follow up a decorated amateur career with success in the professional ranks as he blitzed to victory.
Slick southpaw prospect Henry Turner also extended his unbeaten record as he won all four rounds against the seasoned Chris Adaway.
The 19-year-old picked his shots well and dictated the four valuable rounds with his powerful lead hand.