By Karl Freitag
In a long awaited clash of unbeaten heavyweights, Lucas Browne (18-0, 16 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Richard Towers (14-1, 11 KOs) in an eliminator for the Commonwealth heavyweight belt (still held by David Price) on Saturday night at the Hull Ice Arena in Hull, England. The 6’8 Towers was never in the fight as Browne walked right through him. Browne rocked Towers with a right hand at the end of round three, stunned him again in the fourth, then battered him on the ropes with clubbing rights in the fifth. After a count, Towers was deemed unable to continue. Time of the stoppage was :51.
Lightweight Tommy Coyle (17-2, 7 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over John Simpson (25-10, 11 KOs) to claim the vacant IBF inter-continental belt. Coyle dropped Simpson twice in round seven and the bout was waved off by referee Phil “Quickstop” Edwards after the second knockdown.
In a mismatch, Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell built his record to 3-0, 3 KOs with a fifth round stoppage over game Lee Connelly (2-6, 0 KOs) in a lightweight contest.
Featherweight Josh Warrington (16-0, 1 KO) got his first career stoppage with a twelfth round TKO over previously unbeaten Samir Mouneimne (12-1-1, 4 KOs) to claim the vacant Commonwealth belt. After a fast paced eleven rounds, referee Howard Foster waved it off in the twelfth after a barrage of punches from Warrington. Time was 1:27.
Former world title challenger Rendall Munroe (27-3-1, 11 KOs) outclassed Pavel Senkovs (3-65-5, 3 KOs) in a pointless six-rounder by a score of 60-55 in a featherweight clash.
Internet “Troll Hunter” Curtis Woodhouse (20-6, 13 KOs) outpointed Lewis Van Poetsch (3-5, 0 KOs) over six in a jr welterweight contest.