Former quality GB amateur Cyrus Pattinson made easy work of Yoncho Markov in his professional debut on the Ritson-Ponce undercard in Newcastle.
Pattinson was unfortunate at being at the same weight at Pat McCormack in the Great Britain squad and was simply levels above the Bulgarian, dropping him twice in the second round – the first time from a combination to body and head, the second from a body shot – before referee Victor Loughlin waved it off at 1:50 of the second round. The result was announced as a count out, although Markov actually made it to his feet at eight. The fight was scheduled for six at super-welterweight.
“I’ve dreamed about this moment for so long and it was everything and more,” Pattinson.
Heavyweight hope Sol Dacres is now 2-0 after a fourth-round stoppage of Spain’s Alvaro Terrero
Terrero was cut badly over the left eye in the first round but tried to make a fight of it, although Dacres was always on top. In the fourth round, Dacres landed a right that knocked Terrero back into the ropes, then a right-left-right that wobbled the Spaniard, prompting referee Ron Kearney’s intervention at 1:36.
Joe Laws got back to winning ways with a shutout points win over Chris Adaway in a welterweight six-rounder. Adaway was elusive throughout and Laws pursued him without ever threatening to stop him. Referee Ron Kearney scored it 60-54.
April Hunter extended her unbeaten record to four bouts with a four-twos win over Klaudia Vigh, of Hungary, at super-welterweight. Hunter was a bit wild in the first round but improved and dominated Vigh from the second round onwards, keeping her under constant pressure for a 40-37 scorecard on referee Victor Loughlin’s card.
Ron Lewis is a senior writer for BoxingScene. He was Boxing Correspondent for The Times, where he worked from 2001-2019 - covering four Olympic Games and numerous world title fights across the globe. He has written about boxing for a wide variety of publications worldwide since the 1980s.