Last night on a Maloney Promotion at the York Hall in London, Martin Power retained his British Bantamweight title for the second time with a dominating eight round stoppage over brave Northern tourist Issac Ward. In front of a rabid hometwon crowd, Power looked magnificent from the off by dropping his opponent in the first round but had to weather a spirited comeback from Ward, who consistently hurled powerful shots at the British Champion. In the end, Ward's determination and heart weren't enough to overcome the greater skill of Power, 19-0 (8), and the last of many hard right hands from the champion weakened the challenger enough to convince Ian John Lewis to stop the increasingly one sided affair at 0:49 of the eighth round.
In other action, crusierweight hopeful Junior MacDonald stayed perfect at 6-0 (4) with a fifth round stoppage of French visitor Julien Perriaux, promising, unbeaten light middle Sam Webb was handed his first loss in five contests via third round stoppage at the hands of novice Alex Stoda, who improves to 1-2 (1).
Also racking up wins were lightweight Chris Pacey, light welter Scott Woolford and super feather Barrington Brown.