Wins for Yarde, Davies and Dubois sees trio edge toward future shots at world titles
PUBLISHED: 15:00 25 June 2018
Anthony Yarde, Ohara Davies and Daniel Dubois all won their title clashes at The O2 on Saturday, all three showing their power as they target world honours in future.
It was a winning night for the local hopes on the Frank Warren promotion as James Branch, Harvey Horn and Umar Sadiq all enjoyed success.
Light heavyweight Yarde came through a seventh-round winner against his first southpaw rival, Poland’s Dariusz Sek, when defending his WBO European and intercontinental titles.
Floored by a solid left hook in the opening round, Sek soaked up strong shots in every round, before being rescued by the referee as Peacock gym’s Yarde scored his 16th straight victory.
Earlier, explosive super lightweight Davies threw a right in the second round to flatten Congo’s Paul Kamara in devastating style.
Davies, now trained at the West Ham gym of Barry Smith, insisted the punch matched the hardest blows he had landed in his 17 pro victories.
Next up for Davies could be a British title fight against the unbeaten Jack Catterall, who is booked for action in Belfast on Saturday.
Also adding another inside-the-distance success, powerful heavyweight prospect Dubois hammered Tom Little to a fifth-round defeat in their English title clash for his eighth straight win.
Brave Little soaked up crushing blows to the head and mid section. before being rescued by the referee’s intervention.
It it was the first time that ‘Dynamite,’ trained by Peacock gym boss Martin Bowers, had been taken beyond three rounds.
The O2 show also saw the pro debut of another prospect from the Canning Town gym cruiserweight Branch.
Wiltshire’s Kevn Williams was on the receiving end in every round as southpaw Branch recorded a points win.
Also winning were two other Peacock gym hopes, flyweight Horn and super middleweight Sadiq, who both recorded third pro victories.
Horn displayed his speedy skills to dominate the action against Hungarian Gyula Dodu and took every round on the referee’s scorecard.
Sadiq switched his attack impressively from head to body. knocking out Polish opponent Kamil Al-Temimi in the third round.