Daniel Dubois made a definitive statement against Razvan Cojanu with a sensational second-round stoppage, in front of rival Nathan Gorman who was seated ringside.
Cojanu looked to be in discomfort in the opening round as Dubois looked to be in predatory mood from the outset, stalking his opponent with a heavy jab and manoeuvring his Romanian counterpart into vulnerable positions against the ropes where he could unleash his trademark devastating combinations.
Although Dubois looked to be smothering his work and loading up somewhat in the second – in stark contrast to his measured display against Kevin Johnson last year – Dubois opened Cojanu up with some spiteful work to the body before sealing the deal with a thunderous hook upstairs to send Cojanu collapsing to the ropes.
Liam Williams made short work of Joe Mullender, successfully retaining the British middleweight title with a dominant second-round demolition job over Joe Mullender.
Mullender ploughed forward aimlessly, tucking up and absorbing combinations from Williams, who appeared to be far more classy and assured with his output.
The challenger then walked into a venomous uppercut in the second – a punch that Williams had success with in the first – before a vicious bombardment sent Mullender spiralling dramatically to the canvas.
After a clearly dazed Mullender somehow answered the count, the referee questionably allowed him to continue and Williams ruthlessly applied the coup de grace with a brutal right hand that sent Mullender crashing down once again to end the fight.
Johnny Garton’s first defence of his British welterweight crown was an unsuccessful one, as he was unseated by former Prizefighter champion Chris Jenkins through twelve rounds.
From the outset, the Welsh challenger refused to give ground and appeared to have the upper hand in the majority of the early jab exchanges, generally landing the cleaner, more accurate shots.
In the second round, Peckham native Garton was also stung briefly after being clipped in an exchange and was unable to produce any meaningful offensive work as Jenkins consistently found the mark with looping right hands.
Jenkins also sharpened up after two sloppier rounds, tagging Garton in the ninth and tenth rounds as the Londoner routinely found himself out of range to fire back.
The eleventh round was decidedly more competitive as the tiring pair traded leather furiously at close quarters, but Jenkins was able to reassert his authority with some flashy combinations in the final round to secure victory with scores of 119-109, 116-112 and 117-111.