One of Australia's top super middles was back in action on Thursday as Les Sherrington won the biggest fight of his eight year pro career.
27 year old local man Sherrington was all business against America's Rubin Williams, mounting a surging attack from the first bell that put the visitor on the defensive.
Williams could have been biding his time, waiting for Sherrington to run down but that moment never came as a bad cut suffered by the Michigan native forced a halt to the proceedings at 2:57 of the fourth frame.
Sherring was ahead on all three scorecards by a margin of 30-27 and successfully defended his PABA and WBF crowns, raising his record to 26-5 (17).
Williams, who came into the contest overweight and therefore unable to capture the belts had he won the bout, loses for the seventh straight time, falling to 29-9-1 (16). More...