European welterweight champion David Avanesyan (27-3-1, 15 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over previously unbeaten 2016 Olympian Josh Kelly (10-1-1, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the SSE Arena in London. Kelly started strong, but Avanesyan turned the tide and battered Kelly to the canvas twice in round six to end it.
In a clash of undefeated welterweights, Florian Marku (8-0-1, 6 KOs) recovered from a sixth round knockdown to score an eighth round stoppage over Rylan Charlton (6-1-1, 3 KOs). Charlton’s corner threw in the towel with their man under fire.
Canelo Alvarez stablemate Gabriel Valenzuela (23-2-1, 13 KOs) took a ten round majority decision over Robbie Davies Jr (20-3, 13 KOs) to claim the vacant IBF Intercontinental super lightweight title. Valenzuela dropped Davies in round three. Valenzuela was docked a point for hitting on the break in round four. Valenzuela rocked Davies several times, had a knockdown, and had a big final round, but only managed to win on two cards 96-95, 96-95. The third card was 94-94!
Featherweight Jordan Gill (25-1, 7 KOs) outpointed Cesar Juarez (25-10, 19 KOs) over ten rounds to claim for the vacant WBA International title. Scores were 98-92, 98-93, 96-94.