Frank Warren promoted on BT Sport at the Copper Box Arena for the second night running, and there was a big upset in the main event.
Lennox Clarke captured the vacant British and Commonwealth Super Middleweight titles with a fifth round stoppage of hot prospect, Willy Hutchinson.
Coming into the fight, much was expected of Hutchinson, with the 22-year-old Scot having a decorated amateur pedigree and improving with every fight.
Halesowen-based Clarke didn’t read the script here though, and overcame the expected early storm to overcome Hutchinson using his strength and will.
Hutchinson began brightly, using his power and combinations to bully Clarke around the ring in the first round.
The second saw a clash of heads that left Hutchinson with a cut over his left eye as Clarke got closer and closer to his opponent.
The breakthrough for the Midlander came in the fifth, with Hutchinson mauled into the ropes, Clarke connected with a right hook, and followed up with a right and left that dropped Willy heavily in the corner.
Hutchinson rose unsteadily midway through the count, and referee Bob Williams wisely waved the contest off.
It’s back to the drawing board now for the young Scot, who can come again, and a dream fulfilled for Clarke.
“This is a dream come true,” said a jubilant Clarke post fight. “He is a sharp kid, but I knew I could take his best shots.
“I knew he wasn’t enjoying it because he was tying me up. When someone doesn’t want to fight on the inside, you know they aren’t enjoying it. We carried on doing what we were doing and broke him down. He wasn’t ready”.
Nathan Gorman continued his rebuild after a 2019 loss to Daniel Dubois, and knocked down Pavel Sour five times on the way to a dominant second round win up at Heavyweight.
The visitor decided to fight fire with fire in the opener, and Gorman landed a short right hand that shook Sour before a well timed jab had him on the canvas.
Sour was down twice more from cuffing blows to end the first, and two more visits to the deck in round two forced the referee’s hand to bring an end to the bout.
Louie Lynn took the vacant WBC International Silver Featherweight title with a convincing win on the scorecards against Sebastian Perez.
Lynn set a ferocious pace early on and threw a high volume of punches throughout in an impressive display. Scores of 100-91, 98-92 and 97-93 ensured the 25 year old went home with the belt.
Mark Chamberlain only needed 83 seconds to dispatch Jordan Ellison, with a left hook to the body ending their Lightweight affair early.
There was an upset on the early portion of the bill at Cruiserweight, where 6 foot 6 debutant, Stephen Adentan, was crumpled by a big right hand from Hull-based Lithuanian, Andrius Ruzas, in the second round of their scheduled four rounder.
Ethan James moved to 5-0 as he recorded a 59-55 win over six rounds against Clayton Bricknell.
Umar Khan made his debut on the bill, and the Super Bantamweight took a 39-36 win over four, defeating the winless Levi Dunn.