Paul Smith was due to make his comeback on this bill but he forced to withdraw due to illness.
Scott Cardle Vs Sean Dodd
This British title fight ended in controversial fashion with 2 of the 3 judges scoring it a draw.
At the start of the fight Sean Dodd came out swinging , but he was out classed by Cardle’s foot movement which was making Dodd miss. By the start of the second half of the fight I had Cardle one up but you could see the momentum moving to Dodd. At the end of the 8th Cardle was cut over his right eye. At the start of the championship rounds Cardle looked like he was struggling with the pace of the fight and was reaching with his punches. Going into the 12th I had Dodd up by 2 by the end of the fight I had Dodd winning by 3 rounds and the arena was rocking.
With that result surely there has to be a 3rd fights
Rocky Fielding Vs Christopher Rebrasse
Rocky Fielding made a successful comeback but he made hard work of it, winning a split decision
From the first bell Fielding came out looking confident Regularly finding jabs and body shots. However at the end of the second round disaster struck when Fielding hit the canvas. Rebrasse took control of the 3rd rocking Fielding, he was beating Fielding to the punch. Fielding had a better round in the 4th but Rebrasse was still getting through the defends of Fielding. By the half way point Fielding was just edging it on work rate, but he still looked vulnerable when Rebrasse landed. Going into the 10th it was tight with quality punches coming from Rebrasse but the higher work rate coming from Fielding. In the 11th Fielding was looking strong and he was walking through Rebrasse’s punches . In the 12th both men where going for it and at times Fielding was looking wobbly but at the end of the fight I had Fielding up by one.
That win puts Fielding into the world title mix but I think he needs to work on his defences before he can step up.
Callum Smith Vs Hadillah Mohoumadi
Callum Smith made easy work of Hadillah Mohoumadi stopping him inside a round
That win makes Smith the mandatory challenger for the WBC title and the first member of the Smith family to win a European title.