Joe Joyce wins pro debut, stops Ian Lewison in eighth-round

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Tonight in London on David Haye’s Hayemaker Promotions card at The O2, 2016 Olympic silver medal winner Joe Joyce made his pro debut a successful one, the red-hot heavyweight prospect taking on and halting experienced 16-fight pro Ian Lewison in a scheduled ten rounder. The end came at the 2.35 mark of round-eight, as a battered Lewison was pulled out by his corner when under fire.

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Results: Joe Joyce stops Ian Lewison

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Joe Joyce stopped Ian Lewison as he made an impressive start to life as a professional in the main event of the inaugural Hayemaker Ringstar Fight Night — live on free-to-air entertainment channel Dave. Fellow Hayemaker Ringstar debutants Michael ‘Venom’ Page and Willy Hutchinson also produced dazzling displays to record victories in front of a packed house at London’s Indigo at The O2.

Tipped by promoter David Haye as “the future of the heavyweight division”, Joyce confidently took care of Lewison in a tough assignment for the novice pro.

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Joe Joyce vs Ian Lewison – October 20th at Indigo, The O2 arena

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Hayemaker Ringstar, the partnership between two-weight World Boxing Champion, David Haye, and world renowned promoter, Richard Schaefer, has today announced the stable’s professional debut, will take place on October 20th at Indigo, The O2 arena.

Headlining the show will be Olympic silver medallist, Heavyweight Joe ‘Juggernaut’ Joyce who will make his professional debut against former WBO Inter-Continental Champion Ian Lewison. Lewison brings a wealth of experience to the ring, with a 12-3 record, winning 8 of these by knockout. His most recent bout against world-ranked Dillian Whyte, provided an enthralling 10-round contest for the British Heavyweight title.

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Goodwin Uncut: Burns beats Relikh; Whyte defeats Lewison

Welcome to my new weekly boxing column in which I will give my genuine views on the week’s events. This will be published every Monday. Am writing this one from sunny Turkey!

Saturday night saw Ricky Burns retain his World title with a deserved win over Relikh. But those scorecards? Winning by 8 rounds. Stevie Wonder could have done a better job. These hometown refs and scorecards are really affecting the credibility of the sport.

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Results: Whyte defeats Lewison

Dillian Whyte (19-1, 15 KOs) fought his heart out tonight in beating Ian Lewison (12-3-1, 8 KOs) by a 10th round TKO at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The fight was stopped after the 10th round by Lewison’s corner. He had taken a beating in the 9th and 10th rounds, and he clearly had nothing left.

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Dillian Whyte-Ian Lewison to clash for vacant British heavyweight crown next month

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Dillian Whyte and Ian Lewison will clash on October 7 in Glasgow, Scotland, with the vacant British heavyweight title at stake. A solid and intriguing match-up, Whyte-Lewison will see two fighters who each have an exciting style going at it. Whyte, 18-1(14) will be having his second crack at winning the British crown, having failed, in a great action fight, against Anthony Joshua in what is his sole pro loss (being stopped in the 7th-round of a fight that saw both men hurt in December of last year).

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