David Adeleye continued his education headlining the latest BT Sport prospects card at York Hall, and forced Dominik Musil to retire after four rounds of their heavyweight meeting.
Adeleye came to the ring with a 7-0 record, but question marks were raised back in April this year, when he was awarded a six round points win over tough trier, Kamil Sokolowsli, in a contest that it looked like he lost. He since returned in July to score a fourth round stoppage win against Mladen Manev.
It was mostly one way traffic in his clash with Musil, and the Czech was outgunned and under heavy fire for a considerable amount of time. The right hand was the punch doing most of the damage for the Londoner, and he rarely missed the target. The fourth saw Musil constantly being nailed by hard rights, and, just before the bell to end the round, he was clubbed by a chopping blow that forced him to sprawl over the top rope, where he was given a count by the referee. He stumbled back to his corner, but was in no position to continue, and was wisely pulled out between rounds.
No doubt about that one!@DavidAdeleye's right-hand closes the show and almost takes Musil out of the ring 💣
A very impressive performance! pic.twitter.com/QJbKlAkDCe
— Boxing on BT Sport 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) November 12, 2021
Post-Fight we spoke to David Adeleye & coach Frank Greaves who told us there’s more to come from the heavyweight as the pair have their eyes set on a title in 12 months time. ‘That’s 50% of what he(David) can do’ – Greaves told us, Adeleye interjects in a tongue & cheek fashion with ‘40% !’. Asked where he wants to be this time next year, Adeleye goes on to say ‘strapped up, I need some belts ! Hopefully I start climbing up the rankings and getting these title fights sooner rather than later.’
At cruiserweight, Ellis Zorro scored three knockdown in two rounds as he blasted out Croatia’s Tomislav Rudan to make it ten fights unbeaten, while at super lightweight, Henry Turner eluded Ghana’s Benjamin Lamptey, and won all six rounds to remain unbeaten.
Polish cruiserweight Michal Soczynski was given a tough examination by debutant Aloys Junior over four rounds. Junior was down from a jab within 30 seconds, but battled back to make the contest a tear up, and the Pole eventually took the fight by a tight 39-38 score.
Bradley Strand scored two knockdowns in a first round wipe out of Piotr Gudel at featherweight, and super welterweight, Levi Frankham moved to 3-0, scoring a first round knockdown before taking a 40-35 win against Craig Sumner over four. Adan Mohamed took all four rounds of his featherweight contest with Engel Gomes.