By Andrew McCart (@Andy_FCBoxing)
Birmingham’s Frankie Gavin outpointed and outclassed Serbian Bogdan Mitic.
Gavin warmed up for his home-town showdown with Chris Van Heerden by winning every round against Mitic.
The 29-year old southpaw showed some quick footwork and a sharp left hand in the early rounds. Gavin managed to stay out of range and pepper the Serbian with a straight left; marking Mitic under the right eye in the first round.
The fight was very one-sided with Gavin catching his opponent when he wanted, but it was in the seventh round the the Birmingham man had Mitic hurt with a couple hard left hands and a short right hook. Maybe if Gavin stepped it up a gear he could of got the Serb out of there early.
Despite Gavin hurting the Belgrade man on numerous occasions, Mitic managed to stick in and hear the final bell. Giving Gavin an easy one-sided victory.
Kal Yafai remained unbeaten with a tough points victory over Cristoffer Rosales of Nicaragua.
In the early rounds Yafai was picking his shots nicely, tagging Rosales to the head and body, but the Nicaraguan kept on pressing and firing back with shots of his own.
It wasn’t until the fourth round the the Birmingham fighter landed a lovely left hook, right hand combination which had Rosales hurt momentarily.
The 25-year old was unable to add another stoppage to his record, but did enough to walk away with a 79-76 points victory.
Yafai will now look forward to his home show in Birminham on May 9 alongside Frankie Gavin. Possibly fighting for the WBC Silver title.
Liverpool’s Stephen Smith recorded a comfortable points victory over the game Pole, Jacek Wylezol.
It was an easy nights work for ‘Swifty’ who didn’t put a foot wrong.
Smith worked the body from the first bell and it was in the third round the 29-year old scouser caught his Polish opponent with a sickening left hook to the body which sent him to the canvas.
Wylezol beat the count, but for the remaining three rounds the 26-year old Pole was on the back foot with Smith stalking him and landing body shot, after body shot.
Easy nights work for Smith who walked away with a 60-53 points win… There’s talks that Smith might be out again as early as next week on the Newcastle show on April 4.
Elsewhere on the card Leigh Wood stopped Laszlo Fekete in the first round in the first bout if the evening.
Jordan Gill outpointed Barrington Brown 60-54 to remain unbeaten.
Young Charlie Edwards picked up his second pro win and his second stoppage beating Mikheil Soloninkini by third round TKO.
Kyle Yousaf picked up another points victory, outpointing Stefan Slavchev 40-36 to improve his record to 2-0.by