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David Avanesyan vs Oskari Metz – Results & Post-Fight Report

Oskari Metz was no match for David Avanesyan who finished the contest off inside the first 2 minutes of round one.

European welterweight champion David Avanesyan made an emphatic statement in a stunning fifth defence of his EBU belt over Oskari Metz at the OVO Arena, Wembley. Photo Credit: Queensberry Promotions/Frank Warren/Stephen Dunkley.
European welterweight champion David Avanesyan made an emphatic statement in a stunning fifth defence of his EBU belt over Oskari Metz at the OVO Arena, Wembley. Photo Credit: Queensberry Promotions/Frank Warren/Stephen Dunkley.

David Avanesyan is a man on the hunt for world titles at welterweight, and he made another ruthless defence of his European welterweight title with a first round stoppage of Finland’s Oskari Metz at Wembley Arena.

The Russian based in Newark, Nottinghamshire has held the belt since March 2019, and each defence has been a dominant one. He was making a debut under the Frank Warren banner, and he waited no time in moving Metz from battle.

A combination shot had the challenger over in the opening round, and after he survived the count, another left found a home, and although Metz tried to hold, more left hands got through, forcing Metz to turn away, and the referee gave the Finn a standing count, before waving the action off.


Chief support came from Hamzah Sheeraz, and the man from Slough took the vacant WBC International Silver middleweight title with a second round knockout of Jez Smith. Smith was down in each of the first two rounds, and a right-left combination left him on the canvas for good, as Sheeraz bounced back from a controversial win over Bradley Skeete last time out in style.


At lightweight, Mark Chamberlain forced Jeff Ofori to retire after five rounds, and Sam Noakes defended his WBC International Silver belt with a fourth round knockout of Vincenzo Finiello.


Dennis McCann claimed the vacant WBO Youth super bantamweight strap, taking a comfortable points win against Charles Tondo. Three scores of 79-73 took the win for ‘The Menace’. At super lightweight, Henry Turner stopped Ivan Njegac in three, and super featherweight, Masood Abdulah stopped Sandeep Singh Bhatti in the sixth and final round of their contest.

 Dennis McCann collected the first belt of his professional career by winning the WBO World Youth bantamweight title after defeating Charles Tondo over eight tough rounds. Photo Credit: Queensberry Promotions / Frank Warren / Stephen Dunkley.

Dennis McCann collected the first belt of his professional career by winning the WBO World Youth bantamweight title after defeating Charles Tondo over eight tough rounds. Photo Credit: Queensberry Promotions / Frank Warren / Stephen Dunkley.

BSuper lightweight Sonny Ali dropped Lee Glover twice on the way to a six round points win, and at welterweight, Khalid Ali recorded a four round win on the cards against Josue Bendana. Ben Davison trained Royston Barney-Smith made his professional debut, and the super featherweight took all four rounds against Adan Martinez.

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