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Wardley: Does That KO Make Me Better Than Dubois? Boxing is Not That Cut and Dry

SSE Arena, Wembley, London - Fabio Wardley produced a stunning one-punch knockout of Richard Lartey to further enhance his status as one of Britain's hottest Heavyweight contenders.

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The unbeaten 25-year-old was testing himself at a higher level after winning the English Title in the summer and he dramatically stopped Lartey, even quicker than current British Champion Daniel Dubois.

"The first round took some adjusting," said Wardley afterwards. "I like to use that first round to gather information, figure out my opponent, see where gaps are, see what's going on. Just analyse the whole situation. I did that, took a few shots doing it but that's all part of the game. A bit of that chin check thing was ticked off for me. I can take a bang and it's not going to give me too much bother. We got through that first round and I figured out what I was going to do from then onwards.

"I stung him with a few jabs and I always saw that those gloves came straight up in front of him. I fought sting him with one and come around the side. That was the plan and it came off perfectly. Nobody is ever going to grumble at an early night's work. I get to go back and chill out now. I need to start getting those rounds in and get tougher tests. I've ticked that box of 'do I have one punch power?'.

"The comparisons are always going to come. Does me knocking out Lartey quicker than Daniel Dubois mean I'm better than him? Does it mean I'd do the same to Daniel? Boxing isn't that cut and dry. There's a lot more to it. I take it for what it is. I beat Richard Lartey in two round and I'm happy with that performance. I did well and that's all you take from it. We keep moving and we keep working."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Corelone on 11-23-2020

I kind of like that he's not thumping his chest and calling everybody cowards, like some I know. Still water runs deap.

Comment by moltres. on 11-22-2020

[QUOTE=CmdrSoCal;20902715]Lartey took a dive obviously. Lartey took 10 times more punches with 10 times more power behind them in the Dubois fight before he went down. No way he was stopped by a reaching pooty left slap. The right landed…

Comment by hitmanjosh on 11-22-2020

Especially if he has a good chin! I like his demeanor and calmness but I also need to see him in with a U.S. veteran to see what he really capable of, but so far in two fights I’ve seen,…

Comment by CmdrSoCal on 11-22-2020

Lartey took a dive obviously. Lartey took 10 times more punches with 10 times more power behind them in the Dubois fight before he went down. No way he was stopped by a reaching pooty left slap. The right landed…

Comment by Rick Taylor on 11-22-2020

[QUOTE=Rodbox;20902565] Dubois is a hype job who hasn’t fought anybody to justify a no 2 ranking in the WBO 😂[/QUOTE] and yet wardley is scared of him LMAO 😝

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