Ultimate Boxxer made an explosive return to London on Friday nights as the Super-Welterweights came to town.
From hugely established amateurs in Steven Donnelly to 2-0 Ish O’Connor who stepped in as a replacement a few days before fight night, the tournament was full of characters who each had their part to play.
7 fights all of which thrilled the London crowd, half of which were there for a cameo appearance from the Albanian sensation Florian Marku.
Lenny Fuller vs Kingsley Egbunike
In what was truly a ‘blink and you’ll miss it fight, two tournament favorites went up against each other in the first tournament fight of the evening.
Adding to the excitement, Fuller, and Egbunike who were both putting their undefeated records on the line going into the tournament didn’t have to wait long to find out who was going to lose their 0.
Not wanting to waste any time, Fuller went after Egbunike from the off, dropping his opponent within a few seconds.
Not giving, Egbunike any time to recover, Fuller pounced on Egbunike whilst he was still hurt, giving the Referee no option but to interview a mere 34 seconds into the contest.
Joshua Ejakpovi vs Kaan Hawes
The only two fighters who had previously faced defeat as a professional, locked horn in the quarter-finals.
Dominant and clearly a level above, Ejakpovi dropped Hawes in both the 1st & 2nd round, hitting the 33-year-old at free will in-between.
Hawes who has competed in Ultimate Boxxer previously, did well to survive the 3 rounds but perhaps should have been pulled out by his corner due to the limited chance that he had to advance in the tournament as the 2nd quarterfinal continued.
Sean Robinson vs Lewis Syrett