By Alexey Sukachev
Columbian kayo terror Edison “Pantera” Miranda (now 32-3, 28 KOs) scored a fifth-round stoppage of British-based Ugandan Joey Vegas (11-5-1, 4 KOs) on Friday night at York Hall in Benthal Green, London, England. Miranda started the bout aggressively but the awkward and defensive-minded local boxer was able to avoid Miranda’s mostly looping shots for two rounds. In the third stanza, however, the Columbian hard-hitter finally found a spot for his powerful left hooks and right crosses, flooring Vegas twice and being warned for punching after the break as well. The Ugandan boxer was able to survive through the fourth round, but in round five Miranda increased his punch output and finally ended the fight with half a minute remaining after a huge barrage of unanswered shots.
Lee Cook (11-1-1, 3 KOs) is a new BBBofC Southern Area lightweight titlist after a one-sided ten-round points win over previously unbeaten Shane Watson (8-1, 1 KO). After an even first round, Cook started to sap the energy from his foe. In round four, Cook increased an output and immediately had Watson in trouble. Light punches helped Watson to avoid more problems in the second half of the fight when Cook eagerly looked for an opportunity to stop the bout with a single punch. After ten rounds the sole scorecard read it as 99-92 in favor of Lee Cook.
Heavily tattoed welterweight Mark Douglas (4-1, 2 KOs) scored a third-round TKO over fellow Brit Scott Woolford (8-4, 1 KO). Both fighters went in for kill from round one. In round two, Douglas badly cut his opponent’s forehead with a legal punch. As the blood continued to flow down, referee decided to stop the bout in the midst of the third round.
In a four-round clinchfest, local heavyweight Ali Adams moved to 5-2 with 2 KOs scoring points victory over previously unbeaten Ukrainian Stas Belokon (3-1, 1 KO).