Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Luke Cambell
Pound for Pound number one Lomachenko wins the WBC lightweight title to add to his WBO, and WBA versions with a clear points win over Luke Campbell.
The brilliant Ukrainian did have a tougher than expected challenger in front of him but won on the judges’ scorecards by 118-109, 119-108, and 119-108.
Hughie Fury vs Alexander Povetkin
Former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin scored a wide points win over a lethargic looking Hughie Fury to win the vacant WBA International title and put himself back in the mix at the very top of the heavyweight division. Fury lacked any real ambition and now has to go back to the drawing board once again.
Charlie Edwards vs Julio Cesar Martinez Aguilar
Charlie Edwards found himself on the floor and facing a comprehensive defeat in the 2nd defence of his WBC flyweight title when challenger Julio Cesar Martinez hit him with a vicious looking body shot. Referee Mark Lyson missed the illegal punch and counted Edwards out. When the replay clearly showed the misdemeanour, the result was changed to a No Contest and Edward’s retained his title. The WBC have ordered an immediate rematch.
Joe Cordina vs Gavin Gwynne
In a battle of Welsh lightweights, Cardiff’s Joe Cordina retained his British title against Treharris’s Gavin Gwynne with a wide points win. Cordina’s superior defence allowed him to land his punches cleanly on the 6 foot tall Gwynne and romp to a 116-110, 116-111, and 116-110 victory. Cordina moves to 10-0 with 7 Ko’s and will be involved in more exciting fights in the future.
Joshua Buatsi vs Ryan Ford
Croyden’s Olympic bronze medallist Joshua Buatsi scored a 7th round stoppage of the game and very durable Canadian Ryan Ford to take his record to 12-0 with 10 Ko’s. This was a good win for Buatsi who has stopped his last seven opponents in a combined 22 rounds (including Ford). A left hook to the body accounted for Ford who lost by stoppage for the first time in his career.
Savannah Marshall vs Daniele Bastieri
Hartlepool middleweight Savannah Marshall moved to 7-0, 5 Ko’s with a 5th round stoppage of Brazil’s Daniele Bastiei at the big O2 bill. Marshall had her own way throughout the scheduled 8 rounder and dropped the South American in the 5th round with an over-hand right. Bastieri rose to her feet and wanted to continue but even though the bell rang to end the round the referee, Robert Williams counted her out. Bastieri was completely out of her depth so the decision to stop the fight was a compassionate one.