Skelton remains undefeated

By Wyatt Johnston


Skelton remains undefeated

Undercard results from London

Matt Skelton KO1 John McDermott... British Heavyweight champion Matt Skelton made quick work of challenger John McDermott in just 1:19 to retain his title.  Skelton put McDermott down for the first of three times when he connected with a over hand right.  The other two knockdowns came right after each other when Skelton connected with short right hands on the inside, forcing referee Terry O' Connor to stop the fight.  With the win, Skelton improves to 18-0 with 17 KOs. About a month shy of his 39th birthday, Skelton is one of boxing's unlikely success stories, turning pro at 35. McDermott falls to 19-3 13 KOs. source: PPV broadcast

Ross Minter TKO4 Brett James... Ross Minter, the son of former middleweight champion Allan Minter scored a fourth-round stoppage over Brett James when he landed about 20 un answered punches forcing the referee to call a halt to the bout.  Minter improves to 15-1-1 with 7 KOs while James falls to 14-5-2 with 1 KO. source: PPV broadcast

Matthew Marsh W4 Darren Cleary... Featherweight Matthew Marsh won a four-round decision by referees' score of 39-37 in a bout against Darren Cleary.  It was a back-and-forth battle the whole way through but Marsh seemed to get the better of the exchanges.  With the win Marsh moves to 5-0 while Cleary falls to 3-6-3. source: PPV broadcast

Dean Smith TKO1 Ian Reid... Lightweight Dean Smith made his pro debut with a first round stoppage of no hoper Ian Reid. After Reid was knocked down, he got back up but was in no condition to continue, forcing referee John Lewis to stop the fight.  Reid's record falls to a disturbing 1-19. source: PPV broadcast