Lee vs. Saunders Early Results: Tommy Langford Wins

By Chris Glover

MORE LIVE RESULTS TO COME....................

WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight title - Tommy Langford 15-0 (5 KOs) vs Robert Swierzbinski 15-5-1 (3 KOs) - Tommy Langford Pole Axes Robert Swierzbinski in five round demolition. Unbeaten Langford started well using his crisp left hand effectively. His Polish opponent came forward with ambition but the Devon man blocked the majority of the punches coming his way.

Swierzbinski was knocked down in the second however the it was not given by referee Terry O'Connor. The unbeaten champion began to pick up the pace as he saw openings in his Polish opponent.

The Birmingham based middleweight continued the calculated pressure behind the jab. The tough Pole touched down in the fourth as Langford looked to take him out. Swierzbinski was knocked down again in the fourth as he got pole axed around the ring by the Champion.

A minute in to round five referee Terry O'Connor had seen enough as the game Swierzbinski opponent was saved from taking more punishment.

WBO Inter-Continental Super Featherweight title - Mitchell Smith 13-0 (7 KOs) vs. George Jupp 12-2 (4 KOs) - Jupp Shocks Smith in unanimous decision victory. Jupp looked to establish his jab early and work off it pressing Smith on to the back foot. Smith looked to get on the inside of Jupp by walking him down and working the body of Jupp.

Smith looked to load up too much at times but Jupp managed to land the cleaner punches earlier on. Smith began to get inside of Jupp and work the body more effectively

Jupp got back on his jab and had success off it, however Smith worked well when he got inside, arguably making it too hard for himself at times. Jupp boxed out of his skin as he landed a good percentage of punches as he boxed behind the jab.

Smith continued to load up far too much unlike Jupp who boxed smoothly off the jab through the mid rounds. Smith started to narrow the gap to an extent as he tried to pick up the pace in an attempt to nick the rounds.

Rounds five, six, seven and eight were all close. It was hard to score and really depended on what the individual judges looked for when scoring.

Jupp continued landed the cleaner punches going into the later rounds. Smith kept up the good work rate however many of his punches landed on Jupp's gloves and arms. Jupp's jab was fantastic all night as was his defends and footwork. He performed all the fundamentals of boxing to the best of his ability throughout and thoroughly deserved to win the contest via unanimous decision.

WBO Inter-Continental light welterweight title: Jack Catterall 14-0 (9 KOs) vs Noe Nunez Rodriguez 15-3-1 (12 KOs) - Catterall started fast, loading up with big shots and put the taller Nunez under pressure early. Nunez Rodriguez responded however and showed ambition of his own.

After a bit of success from the Mexican opponent in the second, Catterall went through the gears quickly in the third; unleashing a massive flurry of hooks to the head forcing referee Phil Edwards to jump in and stop the contest.

WBO European Super Flyweight title - Paul Butler 20-1 (11 KOs) vs Silvio Olteanu 15-9-1 (6 KOs) - Butler stops tough Olteanu in six. Both fighters started quick looking to establish themselves in the contest. Butler landed the more accurate punches early on against his visibly smaller opponent.

Butler spent the early rounds boxing and moving well until round four when Butler stepped on the gas throwing uppercuts and left hooks which shook Olteanu. The Romanian showed his toughness and came back with shots of his own.

Butler hurt Olteanu in the sixth round after the tough Romanian took a count from a right hand. Butler finished well after the knockdown as referee Phil Edwards had seen enough and jumped in to stop the contest.

Butler becomes the first man to stop former European Flyweight Champion Silvio Olteanu.

Liam Williams 13-0-1 (8 KOs) vs Kris Carslaw 22-6 (5 KOs), British and Commonwealth light middleweight titles. - Liam Williams destroys Kris Carslaw in two rounds. Williams took charge of the fight in the opening rounds against the tough Kris Carslaw and puts Carslaw down in the first with a left hook to the body.

A stiff left hand in the opening 10 seconds of round two left Carslaw face down. Referee Michael Alexander waved the fight off as Liam Williams becomes British Champion to add to his Commonwealth strap.

Thomas Stalker (10-1-3, 2 KOs) vs. Craig Evans (14-1-2, 3 KOs) 10 x 3 WBO European Lightweight title - Both fighters started fast loading up with big shots from the outset. Both Stalker and Evans looked to stamp their authority on the fight early with heavy combination punching.

The fight continued at the same pace with both fighters working on the inside well. Stalker looked better when he worked off the jab but Evans seemed to be landing the more effective shots despite being slightly out worked.

Stalker slightly got the better of the action in the mid rounds despite some good success from Evans making the rounds hard to call. Stalker boxed when he needed to box and began fighting when he needed to fight. Evans got his most success when he got in close and let his combinations go.

Evans appeared to get the better of the later rounds, landing more telling punches than Stalker and using his jab more effectively. The fight remained close and either round could be argued that it went either way.

The pace didn't slow into the latter stages of the fight in what was an excellent contest. Stalker showed a higher work rate however Evans arguably landed the better punches. Both fighters thought they had won at the final bell.

The fight was scored a majority draw by the judges at ringside. One judge scored the fight to Evans and two scored it a draw. A great fight!

6x3 International Middleweight contest - Indian sensation Vijender Singh blasts out Bulgarian opponent Samet Hyuseniov in two rounds.

Singh started quick letting the Bulgarian Hyuseniov know he has power. Singh's used his jab intelligently from the start, controlling the ring and working his combinations well off the jab.

Singh started fast in the second and immediately put Hyuseniov on the back foot. Singh fired at will and his Bulgarian opponent wasn't firing back. Referee John Latham jumped in and called a halt to the stoppage.

Vijender Singh moves to 3-0 (3 KOs). Samet Hyuseniov drops to 7-8 (2 KOs).

In the early afternoon fights there were wins for Dale Coyne, Joe Selkirk, Raza Hamza and Anthony Yarde.

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