Newcastle Arena, Newcastle - Heavyweight prospect Martin Bakole (14-1, 11 KOs) did something that is very rare, he secured a stoppage win over veteran Kevin Johnson, who has only been stopped by Anthony Joshua and Peter Milas. (photos by Mark Robinson)
Bakole has now won two in a row since getting stopped by Michael Hunter in October 2018.
Johnson (34-16-1, 18 KOs) just lost eight days ago in Germany and took the fight on late notice, and he's already scheduled to fight again in Germany on November 16. He's lost four fights in a row.
Johnson seemed to be out of it in the fight and had nothing to offer, as Bakole controlled the whole fight. In the fight, he pinned Johnson against the ropes, unloaded with numerous hard combinations to put Johnson down and the fight was waved off.