Heavyweight Olympic Silver Medalist Joe “Juggernaut” Joyce looks to continue his unbeaten streak to eleven Saturday afternoon at the BT Sport Studio, in Stratford, London, UK Saturday. He takes on Germany’s Michael Wallish a former EBU champion. This is a Queensberry Promotion – Frank Warren and Top Rank Boxing, over ESPN+.
In the Main Event returning after a year former Olympian Joe “Juggernaut”Joyce, 11-0 (10), #270, of London, UK, destroyed Michael Wallish, 20-4 (13), #261, of Munich, GER, at 0:57 of the third in a scheduled 10 rounds.
In the first round Wallish landed numerous rights to the head of Joyce who came in at a career high 270 pounds. In the final minute it was Joyce who took over in a close round.
In the second round Joyce knocked Wallish down with a right to the ribs followed by a left and right on top of the head for an 8 count from referee John Lewis. In the third round Joyce scored a right to the head for a knockdown. He quickly followed up with a right to the head and left to ribs for the second knocked that forced referee John Lewis to call a halt in a lopsided win for Joyce. Joyce now looks to fight Daniel “Dynamite” Debois, 14-0 (13), also of the UK.
In the co-feature Super Bantamweight southpaw Chris Bourke, 8-0 (5), of Streatham, London, UK, #121, showed well in defeating Ramez “The Mathemagician” Mahmood, 11-1 (2), #121 1/2, of Ilford, Essex, London, UK, for the vacant BBCofC Southern Area Super Bantamweight championship, over 10 rounds.
In the first round Mahmood used a jab to keep Bourke from opening up but Bourke landed to the body in the final minute on several occasions. In the second round Bourke opened up with a good body attack against Mahmood who held his hands high. The southpaw Bourke landed good left uppercuts to the body of Mahmood.
In the third round Mahmood became more offensive going to body of Bourke who countered well in a close round. In the fourth and fifth rounds Bourke landed left leads and right hooks to the body of Mahmood who was coming forward throwing punches but not enough to take the rounds. In the sixth round Bourke took the round with a good body attack.
In the seventh and eighth rounds Bourke continued going to the body. At times he dropped his hands hoping to get Mahmood to open up his defense that never happened. In the ninth round Bourke did more moving than before showing angles and schooling Mahmood. In the tenth and final round Mahmood did better as Bourke boxed like he knew he couldn’t top Mahmood but easily beat him so not to take any chances.
Referee Bob Williams the lone judge had it 96-94 Bourke while this writer had it 98-92.
Middleweight Denzel “2 Sharp” Bentley, 13-0 (11), #158 ľ, of Battersea, London, UK, stopped at the end of 6 rounds Mick “The Hammer” Hall, 15-3 (2), #160 1/2, of Preston, Lancashire, UK, in a scheduled 10 rounds.
In the first two rounds Bentley had an edge. Dropping his hands at the end of both rounds bit of showboating. In the third and fourth rounds Bentley switched to southpaw until near the end of the fourth round. At one time Bentley landed over a dozen unanswered punches. Hall had a red bruise outside of his left eye by the end of the fourth.
In the fifth round Bentley went back to orthodox until the final ten seconds. Hall held his own and then receiving a mark under his right eye. Hall was warned once by referee Gray for a low blow. In the sixth round under Halls right eye it continued to swell badly. It was a round that Bentley landed over twenty unanswered punches. By the end of the round Hall’s corner stopped the fight.
Featherweight Louie “Loco” Lynn, 7-0 (6), #124, of, Surrey, London, UK, stopped super feather Monty Ogilvie, 9-2 (1), #130 1/2, of Killin, Scotland, UK, at 2:01 of the second round of a scheduled 6 rounds.
In the first round a combination from Lynn dropped Ogilvie after giving him a beating. While Ogilvie was down Lynn hit twice with rights to the chin. After referee Williams gave the 8 count to Ogilvie he warned Lynn but didn’t take a point. In the second round a right on the side of Ogilvie’s head from Lynn and down he went Ogilvie. While Ogilvie was down Lynn landed a right to the chin of Ogilvie. Referee Williams counted to 8. Ogilvie got up on unsteady legs forcing the referee to halt the bout. The referee didn’t say anything to Lynn after a second time hitting Ogilvie while down.
Super Lightweight southpaw 5-time amateur champion Henry Turner, 3-0 (0), #144 1/2, of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK, defeated Chris Adaway, 10-68-4 (1) #146, of Plymouth, Devon, UK, over 4 rounds.
In the first two rounds Turner dominated a stubborn Adaway. In the third round Turner scored a knockdown with a left to the body and a right behind the head. Referee Gray gave Adaway the 8 count then Adaway proceeded to complain and survive the round. In the fourth and final round Turner completed the shut out with a controversial knockdown.