At Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, United Kingdom Saturday over DAZN promoter Eddie Hearn (Matchoom Boxing) presented in the Main Event IBF World Cruiserweight champion Australia’s Jai Opetaia stopped IBF European champion and previously unbeaten Jordan ‘Troublesome’ Thompson in four one sided rounds.
In the Main Event 2012 Olympian southpaw IBF Cruiser champ Jai Opetaia, 23-0 (18), #198.6, of Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTR, stopped IBF European Cruiser champ Jordan ‘Troublesome’ Thompson, 15-1 (12), #198.9, of Manchester, UK, at 0:20 of the fourth round of a scheduled 12 rounds.
In the first rounds final seconds Opetaia had Thompson in trouble with a lead round left on the chin not returning the fire from Opetaia but covering up. In the second round Opetaia had Thompson bleeding slightly from both the nose and mouth. In the third round Opetaia dropped Thompson inside the first minute for an 8-count from Referee Howard Foster. At the end of the round Thompson stumbled to his corner dropping his mouthpiece.
In the fourth round Opetaia went all out to put Thompson away landing punch after punch to body and face having him defenseless when referee Foster finally had seen enough calling a halt to the mismatch!
IBF World Super Bantamweight champ Ellie Scotney, 8-0 (0), #121.6, of Catford, London, UK, defeated South American champ Laura Soledad Griffa, 20-9 (1), #120.5, of Pehuajo, Bueno Aires, ARG, over 10×2 rounds.
In the first three rounds Scotney used an effective jab and left hook to the body. It took Referee Bob Williams 3 rounds to warn Griffa for holding and hitting behind the head only after she hit on the break. At the end of the fourth round Scotney rocked Griffa with a left hook on the chin. Griffa never stopped coming forward.
In the fifth round’s final thirty seconds Scotney rocked Griffa with a lead right on the chin and followed with a flurry of punches. In the eighth round Griffa held her own winning her first round. In the tenth and final round Scotney showed why she is a world champion outworking a good opponent in Griffa.
Scores were 100-90, 100-91 and 99-91 as did KH
In the Co-feature bout the 2020 Olympian Cheavon ’C4’ Clarke, 7-0 (5), #198.3, of Montego Bay, JAM, and Gravesend, Kent, UK, impressed in defeating durable Vasil Ducar, 14-7-2 (10), #199.4, of Brno, Czech Republic, over 10 rounds, for vacant IBF International Cruiser title.
In the second round Clarke seemed to have copied Roy Jones, Jr’s style. He rocked Ducar with a minute remaining with a left hook on the chin. Clarke seems to enjoy himself and the fans support it. In the fourth round Clarke brought the crowd to their feet with his flashy style in the final minute.
In the sixth round the durable Ducar had a good round until getting nailed with a right from Clarke on the chin making him hang on at the bell. In the eighth round it was a crowd pleaser from both boxers having their moments.
In the ninth round Ducar seemed to have run out of gas and a clash of heads midway didn’t help. At the end Clarke had Ducar in trouble holding on. In the tenth and final round Clarke started out dancing around pop shooting Ducar. Ducar would grab and walk Clarke to the ropes trying to get to the end. Clarke ended the round as good as he started the round to the delight of the crowd.
Scores were 99-91 twice and 98-92 as did KH.
Referee was Michael Alexander.
Southpaw Rhiannon Dixon, 9-0 (1), #134.4, of Warrington, UK, impressed in winning the EBU title defeating Khatarina Thanderz, 16-2 (2), #134.2, of Oslo, Norway, 10×2 for the vacant EBU European Lightweight title.
In the first round Dixon the southpaw boxed brilliantly. With twenty seconds remaining landed a 3-punch combination to the chin of Thanderz. Thanderz only loss was to WBC World Super Feather champ Terri Harper who broke her hand but managed to score a stoppage. Thanderz then went onto to win three straight in the UK.
In the third rounds final seconds Dixon landed a flurry of punches without return due to her much better hand speed. At the fifth rounds halfway point Dixon attacked the body of Thanderz with much success. In the ninth round Thanderz drew blood from the nose of Dixon. In the tenth and final round both boxers had their moments, while Dixon proved to be the winner and a worthy new champ.
Referee Brahim Ait Aid. Scores were 100-90 and 99-91 KH.
Super Fly Shannon ‘Kaos’ Ryan, 6-0 (0), #115.5, of Watford, Hertfordshire, UK, defeated southpaw Xenia Jorneac, 11-7 (3), #113.7, of Soroca, Moldova and Hunedoara, ROM, over 8×2 rounds.
Referee Michael Alexander scored 80-72.
Middle George Liddard, 5-0 (3), #162.6, of Billericay, Essex, UK, defeated Peter ‘Kispapo’ Kramer, 14-9-3 (10), #160.5, of Budapest, HUN, over 6 rounds.
Referee Michael Alexander scored 60-54
Light Ibraheem ‘Spider’ Sulaimaan, 2-0 (1), #135 ¾, of Birmingham, West Midlands, UK, defeated Colombian Joshua Ocampo, 8-16-5 (6), #133 ½, of Valencia, Comunidad, Valenciana, SP, over 4 rounds.
Referee Bob Williams scored 40-36.
Fly Maisey Rose Courtney, 5-0 (0), #114.2, of London, UK, defeated a game Mertina ‘Little Tank’ Bernile, 5-3-1 (1), #113.1, of Milan, Lombarnia, IT, over 6×2 rounds.
Referee was Bob Williams who scored 58-56.
Fan favorite Four time amateur champ Middle Jimmy Sains, 1-0 (1), #162 ¼, of Brentwood, Essex, UK, made his debut an impressive one stopping Bartlomiej Stryczek, 1-1 (0), #162, of Bestwina, POL, at 1:23 of the third round of a scheduled four.
In the first round Sains halfway through the round went to the body hurting Stryczek. In the second round Sains looked like a seasoned pro with a crowd pleasing style drawing blood from the nose of Stryczek.
In the third round Sains had Stryczek in the corner ending with a right on the chin and a left hook landing by both as Referee Bob Williams may have jumped in prematurely calling a halt.