Billy Joe Saunders continued to impress and progress after stopping Australian Jarrid Fletcher in two rounds at the York Hall this Friday (September 15).
In what many perceived as a tough test for the Commonwealth middleweight champion against a fellow Olympian and unbeaten pro, Saunders had other ideas.
After warming up in the opener, Saunders, now 15-0(10), uncorked a beauty of a left cross that wobbled the handy looking Fletcher in round two.
The Aussie, who beat James DeGale on the way to a Commonwealth Games gold medal in 2006, tried in vain to recover as Saunders poured it on with just over a minute to go in the round, but was forced to the deck under a barrage of punches.
Rising to his feet, maybe a bit too quickly, the 28-year-old challenger wasn’t allowed a moment’s respite from the challenger as Saunders follow up had referee Ian John Lewis stepping in to stop the fight despite the visitor’s protests.
Fletcher drops to 12-1(7) whilst Billy Joe looks more and more impressive every fight having come off a punch perfect twelve round points win over the dangerous Bradley Pryce in May.
Bradley Skeete was also in action as he toughed out a ten round points win over Peter McDonagh that will have tought the Penge fighter more in one fight than the whole of his career thus thus far.
Billy Morgan W Pts 80-72 Youssef Al Hamidi
Steve O’Meara W TKO 3 Tony Randell
Mitchell Smith W Pts 40-36 Pavels Senkovs
Frank Buglioni W TKO 2 Joe Rea