Matchroom Boxing placed on a present at The Marshall Area in Milton Keynes that had Joshua Buatsi on high of the cardboard and one other world champion from the UK was topped.
Let’s get into the cardboard and run down the outcomes:
Linus Udofia (c) def. John Harding Jr – English middleweight title
This battle had slightly additional spice from the get-go and having seen each males across the bubble this week and their interactions, it was clear we have been in for some fireworks.
Within the early exchanges, Harding Jr’s left jab was doing a little nice work and he stored discovering a means via. Udofia ultimately labored his means again into the bout and completed the primary spherical robust and even caught Harding Jr flush bang on the bell.
Harding Jr was sticking to his jab, physique and head, whereas Udofia was seeking to unleash mixtures the place potential. The champion was seeking to battle his means over Harding Jr’s excessive guard however that was no fast job.
Within the third, Harding Jr unleashed an in depth flurry of hooks and uppercuts that Udofia impressively ate, however that work possible received the challenger the spherical. The fourth spherical was the definition of scrappy, however as soon as once more, Harding Jr completed robust with a stupendous jab-straight mixture.
from the fifth spherical, Harding Jr’s supervisor Dillian Whyte began making his voice heard. Harding Jr was doing the way more significant work in opposition to the slick Udofia and as issues obtained heated on the finish of the spherical, the texture within the room was that suited The Pest Harding Jr.
The sixth spherical glided by with Udofia upping his work fee significantly however nonetheless struggling to seek out the identical type of pleasure Harding Jr had loved. The seventh spherical was very comparable, however there was little doubt that this level that Udofia was dictating the tempo extra and was the busier fighter.
The work continued into the ninth spherical the place lastly, the stress paid off. Udofia obtained into an alternate with Harding Jr and an enormous proper hook despatched The Pest down. Though Harding Jr was up at eight, the ref waved the competition off, a lot to the anger of the challenger.
John Hedges def. Jan Ardon
Gentleman John is an 18 12 months previous sensation, however Matchroom didn’t give him a ‘gimme’ in his debut bout.
It was solely a 4 rounder, nevertheless it was clear to see that Hedges was the smoother, slicker boxer all through, however his opponent definitely carried a pop along with his punches that made the Essex-born Hedges assume twice.
Whereas Hedges moved properly and put collectively some aesthetically good mixtures, Ardon hit with far, way more conviction.
All of the judges scored the competition 39-37 to Hedges, however in reality, a draw was the truthful end result. Hedges might need even shaded it, however he was not two rounds clear by any stretch of the creativeness.
Aqib Fiaz def. Kane Baker
This was a grudge match following the Combat Camp debacle six weeks in the past. Fiaz did not make weight that point after which pulled out sick, a transfer that Baker urged wasn’t totally honest to place it mildly.
Within the first spherical of this bout, Fiaz definitely appeared the extra polished performer, however Baker had bursts of fireplace that confirmed what he may convey to the desk.
Whereas Fiaz dictated the second spherical, Baker got here out to battle on the third and actually put it on his rival with a severe of mixtures as he incessantly backed him into the ropes.
Fiaz wasn’t given a minutes peace by Baker. It might be argued that Fiaz was the extra expert and cultured puncher, however Baker’s stress was telling.
Baker by no means let up all the best way to the ultimate bell and though Fiaz hit the more durable pictures, Baker made probably the most of his alternative.
Forward of the choice, it appeared as if the feud between the 2 males had been settled a brand new respect was current. Fiaz grabbed the win 77-75 on all of the scorecards, however Baker can maintain his head excessive.
Alen Babic def. Niall Kennedy
The Savage has an ideal report of 4-Zero with 4 knockouts and that streak continued right here.
Within the third spherical, a straight from Babic over in Kennedy’s personal nook noticed the Irishman reel and hit the canvas. Though he answered the depend, Babic instantly pressured him once more and the ref waved it off.
Babic is all hooks with little variation, however what he does do is fairly devastating. His legend continues to develop.
Chantelle Cameron def. Adriana Araujo – WBC tremendous light-weight title
El Capo began this battle with the vigour you’ll anticipate from somebody with their first world title of their grasps, however Araujo appeared sluggish all through.
The Brazilian wasn’t a troublesome goal to hit, however she did current a problem if Cameron obtained inside and needed to commerce.
By means of the primary few rounds, Cameron’s mixtures coupled together with her stick and transfer method was working a deal with.
Cameron dominated and dictated each single spherical. Save for Araujo’s sporadic swings inside, the Brazilian didn’t have the power, motion or enthusiasm to compete.
The battle went the space, however Cameron received each spherical with ease. It wasn’t flashy and there was no knockdowns or any electrical moments, however the efficiency was stellar. Cameron did the job she got here to do and she or he did it to perfection. Judges scored it 100-90 throughout the board.
Joshua Buatsi Marko Calic
After 400 days exterior of the ring, Joshua Buatsi had testing return that required the Olympian to dig deep.
Neither man got here flying out the traps however Buatsi was crisp and sharp in all the things he did. Calic was no tender powerful, thoughts, and if Buatsi walked within the Croatian gave him issues.
An enormous proper hand from Buatsi actually exerted the stress on Calic within the third spherical and appeared prefer it might be the start of the top, however Calic courageously fought again and ended up touchdown a nasty flurry of his personal in direction of the top of the spherical.
That flurry precipitated quite a lot of swelling round Buatsi’s left eye and because the rounds wore on, it was clear that whereas Buatsi appeared the extra highly effective and superior boxer, Calic had lots about him to fret about.
Within the seventh spherical, Buatsi actually stepped on the gasoline and along with his opponent in opposition to the ropes unleashed a collection of hooks that have been stuffed with venom. Calic felt the ability and he was compelled down to at least one knee.
Though he answered the depend, Buatsi pounced on him in opposition to straight after and moments later, Calic’s nook threw within the towel.
Calic appeared to haven’t any complaints and Buatsi now strikes on to the AJ undercard on December 12. If he’s victorious once more, he can sit up for an enormous 2021.