Like Donnie Nietes and Bermane Stiverne, a handful of the UK’s most promising stars also enjoyed successes during the second weekend of May 2014.
First off, prospect Kid Galahad unleashed a campaign of hurt against opponent Fred Mundraby in Sheffield, England. Following Mundraby’s retirement in the 4th round, Galahad became the Commonwealth’s new Junior Featherweight title holder. Galahad improves to 18 wins, 9 knockouts, no losses, while Australia’s Mundraby falls to 15 wins, 7 knockouts, 2 losses, 1 draw.
Unorthodox Middleweight prospect, Chris Eubank Jr., toppled overmatched opponent Robert Swierzbinski. Despite being dropped seven times throughout the contest, Swierzbinski made it to the 7th round before the fight was finally, and rightly, halted.
The somewhat theatrical fight showcased Eubank’s heavy-handedness; but his slow pace, lack of jab, and time-wasting showboating likely won’t be as effective against stronger opposition down the line. He’s still in the early days of his career, however, and has nonetheless progressed further towards a domestic big name. Eubank Jr. – son of British Legend, Chris Eubank – now adds another win to his unbeaten 15 fight record, and depletes Swierzbinski’s to 13 wins, 4 losses.
Junior Welterweight Thomas Stalker left the ring victorious after being awarded a wide Points Decision of 80-73 over Ryan Hardy. The unbeaten Stalker extends his record to 8 wins, 2 knockouts, while Hardy’s drops to 7 wins, no knockouts, 2 losses.
Seasoned domestic banger Derry Mathews also fought, clocking up a win over Martin Gethin in Liverpool, England. Following a Split Decision, comprised of scores 117-113, 115-114, 112-116, Mathews became the new British Lightweight Champion. Mathews now climbs to 35 wins, 19 knockouts, 9 losses, 2 draws, while Gethin falls to 24 wins, 11 knockouts, 6 losses, 1 draw.
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