Manchester Arena - In a cruiserweight rematch, Chris Billam-Smith set the record straight by knocking out Tommy McCarthy in the eighth round. (photos by Mark Robinson)
Billam-Smith won a close twelve round split decision when they fought in July of last year.
This time around, Billam-Smith broke down McCarthy and finally sent him down for the full count in the eight round.
In the welterweight main event, Conor Benn (21-0, 14 KOs) crushed veteran Chris Van Heerden (28-3-1, 12 KOs) in two rounds.
Benn came out with a lot of pressure from the start and was pushing Van Heerden back. They were trading punches off the ropes. Benn was unloading with a lot of punches, but he was really wild at times and getting caught here and there by counters.
In the second, Benn unloaded with a variety of hard punches to send Van Heerden down hard on the mat. Van Heerden struggled to make it up as the referee waved off the fight.