Doncaster fan favourite Dave Allen has secured the signature win of his career with a stunning third-round one-punch knockout win over Lucas Browne at London’s 02-Arena.
After a decidedly inauspicious opening two rounds where Browne enjoyed a degree of success and was able to consistently connect with combinations at close range, the ‘White Rhino’ delivered a venomous counter left hand to the body that left Browne writhing in agony and ended the fight.
In surpassing his spectacular knockout of Nick Webb last July, Allen – under the guidance of new trainer and former middleweight champion Darren Barker – is now targeting Liverpool’s David Price in what will certainly be an intriguing domestic fight for the future.
Dereck Chisora unanimously outpointed Senad Gashi in a successful return to action following his devastating knockout defeat to Dillian Whyte last December.
Chisora, who has recently joined forces with Dave Coldwell and relocated to Rotherham, produced a disciplined display throughout ten rounds against a negative opponent, who was unable to trouble Chisora with the punching power suggested by his record.
Although the seemingly heavy-handed Gashi started the fight in reasonably lively fashion, he became increasingly fatigued and cagey as the bout progressed in the face of Chisora’s steady forward momentum.
Zimbabwean-born Del-Boy was clearly the bigger and stronger man, despite struggling somewhat with the southpaw style of his smaller counterpart. Ultimately, he was unable to pin the back-pedalling Albanian down and gratify the London crowd with a stoppage victory, but nevertheless secured the 30th win of his career.
Josh Kelly cruised to a unanimous decision victory victory over previously undefeated Polish opponent Przemryslaw Runowski.
In a bout that was largely characterised by showboating and flashy combinations on the part of Kelly, a stubborn Runowski was dropped in the second round but was able to survive as the fight degenerated into a somewhat messy affair.
However, Kelly – who revealed post-fight that he injured his right hand – dropped his opponent twice to secure the victory by a wide points margin.
Joe Cordina acquired the British and Commonwealth lightweight titles in style after producing a masterclass against Andy Townend.
The undefeated Welshman consistently landed the cleaner shots before consummating his superiority in the sixth round, dropping his opponent three times after connecting with a venomous uppercut to stop the fight.
Light-welterweight prospect Conor Benn registered a routine points win in an eight-rounder against Czech Josef Zahradnik to extend his unblemished record to 14 wins with 9 knockouts.
Benn displayed impressive punching power to drop his counterpart with a shot to the body, but was ultimately unable to force the stoppage win he desired.
Article by: Navi Singh