Lightweight contender Kevin Mitchell, 36-2-(26) knocked out Karim El Ouazghari, 15-4-2-(4), in the ninth round at the ExCel Arena in London, England on Saturday. The bout was for the IBF intercontinental lightweight title.
The bout ended after 2.07 of the ninth round when Mitchell connected with a crushing uppercut after El Ouazghari turned to the referee to complain he was suffering from a bicep injury.
On the same Matchroom Sport promoted card WBA interim middleweight champ Martin Murray, 26-1-1-(11), out-pointed Sergey Khomitsky, 28-10-2-(11), over eight tough rounds. The referee scored the bout 77-75. The bout was fought at super middleweight.
Former IBF super bantamweight champ Jamie McDonnell was another fighter who was made to work unexpectedly hard for his victory. The Doncaster based boxer out-pointed Abigail Medina over eight rounds by a score of 78-75.
Also on the card Anthony Ogogo improved his record to 4-0-(2),outscoring journeyman Dan Blackwell over six rounds. The score was 60-53.
Date December 14
European welterweight title Leonard Bundu w tko 12 Lee Purdy
light welterweight Ricky Boylan w tko 4 Tony Owen
lightweight Floyd Moore w tko 4 Ryan Taylor
light welterweight Tyler Goodjohn w pts 10 Cassius Connor
bantamweight Khalid Yafai w tko 4 Ashley Lane
super middleweight Paul Smith w pts 6 Jamie Ambler
lightweight Martin Joseph Ward w tko 6 Ben Wager
cruiserweight Wadi Camacho w tko 3 John Anthony
cruiserweight Ben Ileyemi drew 4 Danny Fleary
December 14, 2013