James Lindemann promoted his third night of boxing yesterday, with a number of exciting fighters on the bill looking to continue their development towards the domestic stage.
Hot prospect Anthony ‘lightening’ Leak (3-0, 2KOs) looked devastating on his way to a third round stoppage of Georgi Valevski (3-12, 0KOs) at Bowlers Exhibition centre in Manchester. After Leak scored a knock down with a straight shot to the body, Valevski began looking for a way out and used every trick in the book to buy himself some time. The Bulgarian had a point taken off in the third round for holding, which seemed to spur Leak on further as he forced referee Darren Sarginson to stop the contest later on in the round. The exciting Mancunian’s next assignment comes at the Manchester Arena on April 8th.
Sam Hyde (9-0-1, 4KOs) recorded his fourth stoppage victory against Tomislav Rudan (7-17-1, 0KOs) in the second round, with Rudan getting off the floor once before being able to beat the referees count. The stoppage came after 50 seconds of round two, as the Sale born fighter now looks in line for a shot at the IBF Youth world title.
Stephen Danyo (11-0-3, 6KOs) secured a 58-56 victory over the experienced William Warburton (23-108-9, 4KOs) in the fifth fight of the night. Warburton began to get into the fight in the fifth and sixth, but Danyo’s dominance in the opening four sessions proved to be enough to secure him the victory.
Salford’s Matty Mainwaring (5-0, 0KOs) looked solid as he defeated Chris Jenkinson (9-43-3, 3KOs) 40-36 on the referees scorecard. Mainwaring looked solid behind his jab, and the result never looked in doubt at any point through out the bout.
Mindaugas Baublys (3-0, 1KOs) maintained his unbeaten record with a 40-36 victory over the previously undefeated Maksims Dembovskis (1-1, 1KO). The fight turned into a bit of a war, but Baublys seemed to be winning every exchange between the pair and the result never looked in danger.
Hailing from the Fight Factory in Manchester, featherweight Artif Ali (11-1, 0KOs) recorded a convincing 59-56 points victory over Dmitrijs Gutmans (4-14-1, 4KOs). Artif boxed well behind his jab, and looked in control through out the contest.
Michael Gomez Jnr (7-0, 2KOs) began the night with a destructive stoppage victory against Ignac Kassai (21-54-2, 6KOs) in the third round. Gomez looked spiteful, with the uppercuts proving to be especially effective as the fight wore on. After the fight was stopped, Gomez volleyed his gum shield into the crowd, hitting an unsuspecting spectator on the head!
By Luke Madeira, follow Luke on Twitter @lukemadeira15