Ohara Davies ruthlessly broke the resistance of Lewis Ritson with a ninth-round stoppage victory to arrange a shot on the WBA welterweight title.
The Hackney fighter unloaded a brief proper hand, adopted by a left hook to the physique that despatched Ritson crashing to the canvas at Newcastle Enviornment, as Davies emerged victorious from a WBA Ultimate eliminator.
Alberto Puello is ready to defend his WBA belt towards Rolando Romero, with Davies now subsequent in line to problem for the winner.
Ritson, a former British light-weight champion, had landed some thumping punches within the opening rounds, however a continuing barrage of physique photographs from Davies started to take its toll.
A malicious shot from Davies rattled Ritson’s ribs within the sixth and he obtained extra punishment to the physique earlier than the closing photographs got here within the ninth.
On the undercard, Thomas Patrick Ward’s hopes of a world title struggle have been ended with a fifth-round stoppage loss to Otabek Kholmatov.
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