Daniel Dubois returned to winning ways, as the promising Heavyweight claimed the vacant interim WBA title with a stunning second round knockout win over Romania’s Bogdan Dinu.
The bill was held in front of around 1000 fans at the International Centre in Telford, in the latest instalment of BT Sport’s Fight Night.
Dubois was coming off his first loss as a professional, a painful November 2020 stoppage reverse to domestic rival, Joe Joyce, where ‘DDD’ suffered a horrific eye injury, and ruled himself out of their contest in the dying embers of the tenth round due to the excruciating pain.
‘Dynamite’ came into his return to action having moved from the Peacock Gym to be guided by Shane McGuigan.
Dinu had back-to-back losses in 2018/19, where he was halted by Jarrell Miller and Kubrat Pulev in consecutive fights. He had rebounded with two straight low-key wins, the last an October 2020 second round stoppage of Frank Bluemie in Bulgaria.
It was a peach of a right hand that closed the show, and as soon as it connected it crumpled the visitor on impact. The referee eventually dispensed with the count.
Nathan Heaney sold over 600 tickets to his loyal Stoke followers, and he sent them home happy with a third round win over Ilyan Markov.
Heaney landed a peach of a body shit in the third round as he remained unbeaten.
Tommy Fury went in with a man with a winning record for the first time, and, for the first time, he was forced to go the distance in a four round points win against Jordan Grant.
Grant gave a good account of himself, and gave ‘TNT’ Fury a decent workout, but Tommy took all four sessions on the referee’s card
Caoimhin Agyarko impressed, as the Belfast based Middleweight forced Ernesto Olvera to retire after three rounds. Agyarko took his ledger as a professional to 9-0 as a result of his latest win.
At Bantamweight, Liam Davies delighted his home crowd with a second round stoppage win over Stefan Slavchev.
Davies had the Bulgarian down twice in the opening round, and twice more in the second before the fight was waved off. Davies had previously seen off Slavchev in February 2019 on points over four.
Another Romanian appeared on the card, and Bucharest based Welterweight, Daniel Buciuc, moved to 11-0 as a pro with a six round win on points against Naeem Ali.
Adan Mohamed moved to 2-0, as the Featherweight pitched a four round shutout against Luke Fash.
George Bance made his professional debut on the card, and the Welterweight banked four rounds in a points win over Des Newton.