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Johnny Fisher vs. Alen Babic Ends With Savage First Round Knockout

Johnny Fisher vs. Alen Babic Ends With Savage First Round Knockout

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Johnny Fisher vs. Alen Babic Ends With Savage First Round Knockout


Johnny Fisher vs. Alen Babic Ends With Savage First Round Knockout

On Saturday, July 6 at the Copper Box Arena in London, Johnny Fisher (12-0, 11 KOs) defeated Alen Babic(12-2, 11 KOs) in a heavyweight bout of a Matchroom Boxing event with the entire card being shown live globally on DAZN. Both fighters were full of confidence at the final press conference, and our prediction of a KO win for “The Romford Bull” came true.

Johnny Fisher Defeats Alen Babic by First Round Stoppage

Johnny Fisher vs. Alen Babic Recap

Babic entered the ring to a chorus of boos before “The Romford Bull” made his way to the ring with John Denver blasting through the speakers at the Copper Box. It’s fight time with these two big punching heavyweights – ready to give all those in attendance and at home plenty of fireworks and fireworks we got. The opening seconds saw both feeling their way into the fight before Fisher landed a huge right hand, which stunned Babic. The Brit followed up with another big right hand a vicious left, which knocked Babic down. Despite the Croat fighter beating the count, he was clearly on unsteady legs, leading to the referee waving the fight off after 36 seconds of the first round.

Post Fight Quotes

When asked about how it feels to headline in London and get the win in style: “This is one of the most special moments of my career and my life so far.”

Speaking on the KO win, Fisher said: “I’m from Romford and were made of stern stuff.”

Fisher was asked about Babic and his team saying their man would take him deep: “I’ve got the heart of a warrior.”

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When asked if he felt the pressure, he answered without hesitation: “I dealt with it better than I ever did.”

“I believe you put me in with anyone, and I’ve got a puncher’s chance.”

His promoter Eddie Hearn said: “Hes coming for the British title.”

Addressing everyone in attendance and at home, Hearn exclaimed: “Get excited about this man, he’s the real deal.”


Reece Bellotti (19-5, 14 KOs) retained his British and Commonwealth super featherweight titles against Levi Giles (15-2, 4 KOs) winning by unanimous decision – with the judge’s scorecards reading 118-110 x2 and 117-110. Bellotti applied pressure throughout and put his shots together well, and despite seemingly being hurt in the final round, he recovered well to win comfortably on points.

Leli Buttigieg (5-0, 1 KO) extended his 100% professional record with a 60-54 win over Jiri Hauke (4-5, 2 KOs) in their light middleweight bout. The Newham fighter dominated throughout, picking off his opponent at will.

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John Hedges (10-0, 3 KOs) won the vacant southern area cruiserweight title against Lewis Oakford (5-1, 0 KOs) by unanimous technical decision, with the scorecards reading 59-56 x2 and 58-57. The fight was called off in the sixth with a deep cut sustained by Oakford due to a clash of heads.

Jasmina Zapotoczna (8-1, 0 KOs) produced a career-best performance, controlling the distance and tempo of the fight, defeating Maiseyrose Courtney (6-1, 0 KOs), with the scorecards reading 98-92, 97-93 and 96-94 for the unanimous decision.

Giorgio Visioli (4-0, 3 KOs) impressed once again with a dominant performance, beating Tampela Maharusi (10-7-4, 5 KOs). The referee scored the fight 60-54 for the super featherweight contest.

Before the Bell

Jimmy Sains (6-0, 6 KOs) impressed, showing poise and a great finishing instinct as he stopped Damien Lacoudray (3-2-1, 1 KO) in the fifth round of their middleweight clash.

Lewie Pochetty (3-0, 2 KOs) defeated Amine Boucetta (8-14, 0 KOs) in the before-the-bell heavyweight bout, with the referee scoring the fight 40-36.

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