That all-British showdown between Fabio Wardley and David Adeleye was everything we hoped for and more. Wardley, with his undefeated record, was looking to make a statement, and boy did he! Adeleye tried to use the ring, moving and circling, looking for his moments. He had some success in the fifth, but come the seventh, Wardley was dialed in. Those jabs! And when he uncorked that right-left combo during a break from a clinch? Game over for Adeleye. Wardley wrapped it up with another one-two, calling it a night at 2:43. What a finish!
Heavyweight: Joseph Parker, man, this guy’s a former world champion for a reason. Facing off against Simon Kean, a knockout artist from Canada, Parker showed his experience. He took his time in the initial rounds, figuring out Kean’s defense. But once he found those gaps? Those uppercuts started landing, and it was clear Kean was in trouble. Parker sealed the deal in the third, putting Kean away. Stopped cold at 2:04.
Heavyweight: Arslanbek Makhmudov, the powerhouse from Montreal, lived up to his reputation against Junior Anthony Wright. Makhmudov, also known as “The Lion”, came out roaring. That right hand followed by those lefts? Brutal. Wright tried to hang in there, but another solid right was all it took for the ref to step in. Fight called at just 1:10 into the first.
Heavyweight: And speaking of young talent, Moses Itauma, this 18-year-old British sensation, made a statement against Istvan Bernath. That jab he landed? Clinical. And he didn’t let up. Combinations around Bernath’s defense finished the job swiftly. The bout was done and dusted in just 1:53.