Last weekend we saw that the Krusher was back. Sergey Kovalev finished Vyacheslav Shabranskyy in two rounds to take the WBO title. We now have a massively interesting light heavyweight division which could see some great match ups in the immediate future but what a brilliant ending Kovalev gave us and what an unbelievable fighter Andre Ward must have been…
Also at the weekend, up north in Aberdeen, super bantamweight Billy Stuart managed a first round win against Ricky Leach, super welterweight Chris Ryder was taken the distance by Myles Vale before winning on points and super lightweight Liall MacKenzie got a 6 round points victory over William Warburton.
In Portsmouth welterweight Michael McKinson stopped Colin Lynes in the 6th round for the WBC international silver belt whilst the WBC international super lightweight fight between Paul Kamanga and Christopher Sebire went the distance with a unanimous points win for Kamanga.
In Doncaster lightweight Lee Appleyard got a 6 round points win against Zoltan Szabo while super welterweight Curtis Woodhouse dusted off some rust with a 6 round points victory against Lewis Van Poetsch.
Last Monday, Frank Warren presented super flyweight Sunny Edwards against Ross Murray for the WBO European title with Edwards continuing to impress with a 4th round stoppage and super middleweight Lerrone Richards managing a points win against a very impressive late entrant Rhys Pagan for the WBO European title. It was a fight which did Pagan some good in terms of profile and reputation.
Later in the week, on Friday the 1st of December in York Hall middleweight Elliott Mathews went head to head with Grant Dennis for the English title, getting the nod on points.
In Belfast, Steve Collins Jr beat Istvan Orsos on points over 6 rounds. In Birmingham light heavyweight Liam Conroy stopped Chris Hobbs in the 9th round to take the English title.