Last night in front of a packed house of hometown fans at the Ice Arena in Nottingham, England, super middleweight Carl "The Cobra" Froch put a quick end to the challenge of Russian southpaw Sergey Tatevosyan, blasting out the import at 2:54 of the second round.
British and Commonwealth Champion Froch started off the bout with a few range finding jabs before unleashing his full arsenal upon the durable visitor.
Tatevosyan spent the rest of the opening frame on the defensive, looking for a way to escape the furious shelling from Froch but there was no place to hide as the Russian fielded some blistering right hands.
The former European Middleweight challenger found no peace in the second session as Froch started up where he left off from the first round and soon Tatevosyan was on the floor from another sizzling right.
The brave Russian made it to his feet but had to be resuced by referee Terry O'Connor after it became clear he could not answer the follow up barrage by Froch.
The stoppage occurred at 2:54 of the second round and with the win, Carl Froch climbs to 21-0 (17). Sergey Tatevosyan falls to
Afterward, Froch pointed out that Tatevosyan had never been stopped before in bouts against such stellar opposition as Howard Eastman, Lucien Bute and Rudy Markussen. The bold Nottingham man also continued his campaign for a fight with long regining WBO Champion and pound for pound kingpin Joe Calzaghe.
Also on the card, welterweight John O'Donnell won the vacant English title with a 97-94 points victory over Stuart Elwell.