Civic Hall, Wolverhampton - For the EBU super lightweight title, Adam Azim (10-0, 7 KOs) broke down and stopped Franck Petitjean (24-7-3, 6 KOs) in the tenth round.

Entering the fight, Petitjean was riding a one fight streak after capturing the vacant EBU belt in June with a decision over Samuel Molina. Petitjean lost the title last April to Enock Poulsen via twelve round decision.

Among his defeats, Petitjean had only been stopped once prior, by Rafik Harutjunjan, in 2014.

Poulsen was stripped of the EBU title because he was sick and unable to make a mandatory defense. However, he will now get a direct shot at Azim.

Poulsen was ringside at Civic Hall. In the aftermath, he entered the ring and went face to face with Azim.

On Saturday night, Azim controlled the majority of the entire contest by applying pressure, boxing and being active with his punches. He scored a knockdown in the fifth with a body shot, but later one he was penalized a point in the ninth for a low blow. As the contest progressed, Petitjean was looking more and more focused on staying away from Azim's big shots and used his legs often to coast around the ring to stay away from trouble.

In the tenth, Azim began to punish Petitjean with punches. Petitjean's legs were no longer capable of coasting around the ring as he was catching more punches. When Petitjean was pressed against the ropes, he took a barrage of uppercuts to go down for a second time in the contest. He visibly appeared like a finished fighter while down on his knees - and the referee waved off the bout to prevent him from taking further punishment.

Also in action, the WBO's top rated cruiserweight, Richard Riakporhe (17-0, 13 KOs), who stayed busy by knocking out Dylan Bregeon in two rounds. Riakporhe dropped Bregeon in the second and then prompted his opponent's corner to throw in the towel. 

For the EBU middleweight title, Tyler Denny (18-2-3, 1 KOs) picked up the first stoppage of his career over Matteo Signani (32-7, 12 KOs), with an eight round TKO. 

Denny had been outboxing Signani in many of the rounds, but found himself in trouble more than once when tagged with a flush counter. 

During the bout, Signani suffered a bad cut from a clash of heads. Although the ringside doctor allowed the fight to continue, Signani's corner felt it was better to pull him out as the fighter was having trouble seeing.