Matchroom Fight Camp, Brentwood - Ebanie Bridges (6-1, 3 KOs) made short work of the usually durable Bec Connolly (3-9) as she stopped her in the third round of a scheduled eight at the second week of Fight Camp in Essex. 

Bridges, who was having her second fight in the UK after losing on points to Shannon Courtenay for the WBA bantamweight title in April, wasted little time with niceties as she loaded up with punches from the opening bell, scoring well to the body. 

And she finished the job in style in the third round, landing a big overhand right that dropped Connolly. She beat the count but referee Kieran McCann seemed to take an age to decide that Connolly, who did not look sure herself, was OK to continue.  

She probably wasn’t as it took only one more overhand right for McCann to stop the fight at 1:22 of the round. 

“It’s good having the fanbase and the social media profile, but if you are not winning it can only go so far,” Bridges said. 

“She was holding and a bit rough on the inside, that was new for me. I thought I would finish her in the later rounds. In the early rounds I was going to the body, the plan was to go to the body to drop her hands. By the third round her hand were already dropping. 

“I want the rematch with Shannon, but I suppose it’s up to her. If she doesn’t want it, it looks like she is running.” 

Heavyweight Johnny Fisher is now 3-0 with 3 knockouts after a two-round win over Danny Whitaker (now 4-4).  

Whitaker did well to survive the first round, as Fisher clouted him around the ring, doubling up on heavy rights. 

The end did not take long to come in round two. Fisher dropped Whitaker with a big right and then followed up with another right, an action that bothered him – as he profusely apologized – but not referee Lee Every who just took up the count. 

He continued for as long as it took for Fisher to land another heavy right, where upon Every waved it off at 1:08 of the round. 

Aqib Fiaz was made to work hard before extending his unbeaten record to seven fights as the super-featherweight snatched a narrow eight-round points win over Kevin Baldospino, of Spain. Fiaz was in control early, but Baldospino came on late in the fight. Referee McCann scored it 77-76 for Fiaz.