Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Bolotniks, Conroy, Michel, Burton Advance in MTK Golden Contract

At the Brentwood Centre in Brentwood, MTK Global held the light heavyweight version of their Golden Contract tournament.

In a shocker, Ricards Bolotniks (16-5-1, 7 KOs) crushed that man who some felt was the tournament favorite, undefeated, Steven Ward (12-1), with a knockout in the first round.

In the very first, as they were trading, Boltniks dropped Ward very hard. A moment later a series of punches droipped Ward for a second time against the ropes. And then another combination dropped Ward for a third time - and the fight was quickly waved off.


Serge Michel (10-1, 7 KOs) will head to the Golden Contract semi-finals, as he won a ten round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Tommy Philbin (13-1, 4 KOs). The scores were 99-90, 98-90 and 99-90.

Michel has now won two in a row since getting knocked out in a close fight with Ryan Ford in April. This was Michel's first pro bout outside of Germany.

Hosea Burton (25-1, 11 KOs) dropped and outboxed Bob Ajisafe (19-4) over ten rounds of action. The scores were 99-92, 98-91 and 99-90.

Burton has now won seven in a row since getting stopped by Frank Buglioni in December of 2016.

Liam Conroy (18-5-1, 9 KOs) bounced back from a June loss to Steven Ward, by advancing in the Golden Contract tournament with a ten round unanimous decision win over Andre Sterling (10-2).

During a hard exchange, Sterling was dropped in the seventh round. He made it up on unsteady legs, but made it through the round.

On the undercard, we saw a battle of unbeatens with Dan Azeez (11-0, 7 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Lawrence Osueke (9-1-1). The scores ere 99-91, 98-93 and 98-92.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by GlassJoey on 12-15-2019

I thought Ward was given a huge gift when he beat Conroy so I’m glad Conroy advanced!

Top Headlines
Jake Paul: This is Not a One-Off, I Want To Keep Fighting Rau'shee Warren, Caleb Truax Return on Plant-Feigenbutz Card De La Hoya: I Think 168 Would Be A Nice Move For Canelo Joshua-Pulev: IBF Grants Extension As They Continue To Negotiate Deal News: Cletus Seldin, Raynel Mederos, Trinidad Vargas, More Dorticos Confident That He Will Put Briedis To Sleep Ramirez-Alvarez, Salamov-Vlasov Title Eliminators Ordered By WBO James Tennyson Inks Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn Lubin's Coach: We Beat The Man Who KO'd Rosario, We Want Him Next! Wilder: Since Fury's In WWE, I'm Gonna Make Sure He Go Right Out The Ring Rosario, Promoter Want Julian Williams Rematch In New York Ryan Garcia Not Pressured To Outperform Davis, Farmer Versus Fonseca Ingle: Next Two Years Are Going To Be Good For Liam Williams Paul McCullagh Brings Dave Coldwell on Board For Pro Run De La Hoya Wants Ryan Garcia in World Title Fight By Year's End Joshua Aims To Jump Ahead of Fury Trilogy To Face Wilder in 2020 Fulton Out To Steal Danny Garcia's Saturday Night Show in Brooklyn Ryan Garcia Names Linares, Campbell, Davis For 2020 Four-Fight Wish List Manager: Salamov, Vlasov Both Want WBO Light Heavyweight Title Fight Ryan Garcia: I Get Paid Good Money To Post Every Day Oscar Rivas Closing in On Multi-Fight Deal With Top Rank Takeshi Inoue Takes Down Cheng Su in Two Rounds in Tokyo Eleider Alvarez Looks Forward To Joe Smith Showdown Anthony Sims vs. Roamer Angulo Set For Andrade-Keeler Card Former Coach Did Not See Much of a Change in Felix Verdejo USA Boxing Olympic Qualification: Draw For Strandja Tournament Set Lawrence Okolie Could See a Move To Heavyweight in 2021 Fortuna-Campbell: WBC Grants One Week Extension, Purse Bid Hearing Delayed Rosario Knew He 'Had Williams When They Offered Me The Fight' Julian Williams: I've Been Here Before; I'll Bounce Back Even Better Rosario's Promoter: Julian Williams 'Definitely' Overlooked Him! Mikey Garcia vs. Jessie Vargas To Carry Full VADA Testing Triple WBA World Title Rumble in "KO To Drugs" Festival in Panama Significant Continental Forum 2020 AIBA in Panama UFC's White Compares McGregor To Ali, Tyson, Leonard Tyson Fury Maps Next Three Fights: Wilder, Joshua, Then Whyte Jeison Rosario Breaks Down TKO of Julian Williams All Roads Lead To Floyd Mayweather. Still. Tyson Fury: After I Beat Wilder - I'll Sit Down With Dana White Alberto Machado's Handlers Pushing For Francisco Vargas Clash
Latest Forum Threads