Harlem Eubank claimed the vacant WBO Global super lightweight title, as he halted Timo Schwarzkopf in a homecoming at the Brighton Centre.
Eubank arrived in his hometown looking for his first professional title, and had already won twice in 2023, while Schwarzkopf came in with plenty of experience, and had never been dropped or stopped in five previous defeats.
Eubank (19-0, KO8) started with intent, winging in body shots, but he was caught in a close opening round by a right hand. The second saw more of the same, but Eubank shook the visitor in the third, and then blitzed Schwarzkopf (22-6, KO13) with a powerful salvo that dropped him, and he beat the count only to be bombarded with shots while gamely fighting back and seeing out the round. Eubank was looking nice and sharp, but Schwarzkopf had small successes in the fourth that kept him interested, and although Eubank was on top, it was competitive action as the contest reached halfway.
Eubank was warned for persistent low blows in the seventh after being docked a point in the fifth for the infringement, and Schwarzkopf was proving a tough man to break down, and the pattern of the fight continued, with it seemingly going the distance. That went out of the window in the penultimate round, as Eubank uncorked a right hand that felled Schwarzkopf hard, and he rose on the unsteadies of legs, and the referee waved the bout off.
Nice late KO from Harlem Eubank pic.twitter.com/UD8VujATfx
— Mesquita (@jmcmesquita) November 10, 2023
Lerrone Richards (18-0, KO4) is looking to get his career back on track after a couple of years of promotional frustration, and he marked his Wasserman debut with a comfortable points win over eight rounds at super middleweight against Mickey Ellison (14-6, KO5). Richards ran out a 79-74 victor for the referee.
The talented Sultan Zaurbek (16-0, KO12) took the vacant WBO Global super featherweight title with a sixth round stoppage of Sergio Martin Sosa (13-4, KO3). Sosa was down once in round four, and again in the sixth prior to the stoppage.
Tommy Welch (12-0, KO7) continued his perfect start to professional life, as he floored Jonathan Exequiel Vergara (5-1, KO3) four times on the way to a fourth round stoppage win at heavyweight.
Roman Fury (3-0, KO1) also continued his education, unloading a big left hand that flattened Bradley Davies (1-6-1, KO1) in the third round of their cruiserweight meeting.
Scenes at ringside as Roman Fury gets the win 🎉
— Wasserman Boxing (@WassermanBoxing) November 10, 2023
At super middleweight, Oliver Zaren (10-0, KO2) took a six round thriller against Bahadur Karami (3-8-2, KO1), coming through a 60-55 winner after both fighters were on the canvas in the fourth round. Super lightweight prospect Tiernan Bradley (8-0, KO5) floored Michal Bulik (6-5, KO2) twice en route to a 60-52 win.
Featherweight debutant Tom Welland (1-0, KO1) stopped Francisco Rodriguez (1-19, KO1) in the fourth and final round of their meeting, while at super lightweight, JP O’Meara (2-0, KO0) had to get off the deck in the opening round, before winning 38-37 against Karl Sampson (5-26-1, KO1). Cruiserweight Ben Andrews (2-0, KO0) banked four rounds in a 39-37 win against Patryk Polasik (1-15-1, KO1).