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Karim Guerfi vs Lee McGregor – Outcomes & Submit-Struggle Report


Lee McGregor celebrates along with his workforce together with coach Ben Davison after successful the European Bantamweight title on Friday Picture Credit score: Scott Rawsthorne/MTK World

Lee McGregor sensationally ripped the European Bantamweight title from the waist of Karim Guerfi with a powerful first spherical stoppage win at Bolton Whites Resort on Friday evening.

Guerfi (29-5, 9 KOs) was down thrice in all in a frantic opening body, as McGregor (10-0, 8 KOs) added to his British and Commonwealth titles on the newest MTK invoice.

It was a contest that had been rescheduled and rearranged thrice from its unique November date, earlier than the pair lastly met in Lancashire.

It took the 24-year-old Scot lower than a minute to have the champion on the deck, with a superbly timed left hand to the physique flooring Guerfi, who was damage and did properly to beat the depend.

Just below a minute later, the Frenchman was dropped as soon as once more, with the left hand beneath the elbow once more doing the injury.

Once more, the 34-year-old survived the depend, however he merely couldn’t deal with ‘Lightning’, who was ruthless, and a peach of a left hook upstairs this time had his opponent down after which out because the referee waved the competition off.

“To be truthful, I mentioned that individuals would see a unique Lee McGregor, and I owe an enormous because of [my trainer] Ben Davison,” mentioned McGregor post-fight.

“I’m a correct skilled now, I used to be doing issues fallacious that I assumed have been proper, however I caught to the gameplan this time, and ultimately, after three cancelled dates, it got here off.

McGregor dropped Guerfi thrice in a primary spherical demolition Picture Credit score: Scott Rawsthorne/MTK World

“There was no denying me tonight. There was no means I used to be returning to my lovely daughter with out this belt.”

It may very well be a fast turnaround for McGregor with promoter Lee Eaton suggesting afterwards that he might characteristic on the undercard of stablemate and unified Tremendous Light-weight champion Josh Taylor’s undisputed conflict with Jose Ramirez on Could 22 in Las Vegas, while a much-anticipated rematch with Kash Farooq might happen down the road.

Hughes claims Lonsdale belt

Maxi Hughes claimed the vacant British Light-weight title, as he stopped Paul Hyland Jr in eight rounds.

Hughes (23-5-2, 5 KOs) is present process an actual profession renaissance, having claimed the scalps of Jono Carroll and Viktor Kotochigov in 2020, and he backed these wins up by claiming a Lonsdale Belt right here.

It was a aggressive affair, however Hughes took the play away from the Irishman within the eighth, when a sustained assault on a tiring Hyland, punctuated by a depraved physique shot, compelled ‘Hylo’ to show his again on the motion in ache.

Maxi Hughes was left elated after claiming the British Light-weight title Picture Credit score: Scott Rawsthorne/MTK World

The 31-year-old wanted no second invitation to land an enormous proper hand along with his opponent’s again turned.

Referee Mark Lyson referred to as a halt to the motion, with Hyland Jr rising to his toes after a heavy knockdown in what was a weird ending. Hughes was properly on high by the point of the stoppage.

Shabaz Masoud (8-0, 2 KOs) took a step-up and floored former English champion Louis Norman thrice on path to a fourth spherical stoppage win at Tremendous Bantamweight.

The Stoke-on-Trent stylist had Norman (14-9-1, 2 KOs) down with a mixture within the third, and the 27-year-old man was down twice within the fourth earlier than the towel got here in.

McGregor’s stablemate Shabouz Masoud picked up his second stoppage win Picture Credit score: Scott Rawsthorne/MTK World

At Tremendous Light-weight, Jamie Robinson (10-4-2, 3 KOs) and Billy Allington (8-1-3) couldn’t be separated in an eight spherical draw. Referee Howard Foster returned a 76-76 verdict.

Nathan Bendon prompted an upset at Tremendous Welterweight, as he took the unbeaten document of Eryk Apresyan with a 57-56 scorecard for referee, Mark Lyson.

A degree deduction for Apresyan (7-1, 5 KOs) within the sixth and last spherical for pushing Bendon (4-3-1, 1 KO) down proved the distinction.

Sean Duffy (4-0, 2 KOs) stopped Paul Holt (7-10, 2 KOs) with a physique shot within the third of a 4 rounder at Light-weight.


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