St Patricks Day Showdown Roundup
PBE’s show at the B.E.C Arena saw those in attendance witness a quality night of well-matched contests. The event itself was broadcast via live stream on all social media platforms which peaked at half a million viewers.
The event that also included a top quality after party, was overseen by ring legend Paulie Malignaggi, who also commentated on the event itself.
The main event Sam Hyde overcome the traditionally tough Croat Tomislav Rudan with an emphatic second round stoppage victory.
Rudan came into the contest with Hyde having gone the distance with the likes of former Commonwealth and WBO International Tony Conquest. This didn’t faze Sale’s Hyde, who proceeded to steamroll his way past the Croatian.
‘Nowhere 2’ Hyde burst out of the blocks in the second round, ripping in combinations punches which saw Rudan sent to the canvas twice from body shots. The referee in charge deemed Rudan in no position to continue after the second knockdown as Sam Hyde continues his unbeaten run in the professional ranks.
The undercard saw Michael Gomez Jr produce a career best performance, stopping Ignac Kassai with an excellent combination which finished with an explosive body shot in round number three.
Gomez Jr burst out of the blocks and had the Hungarian, who had mixed it with World Champion Terry Flanagan amongst other elite names, on to the back foot early on as Gomez Jr controlled the pace and range from the outset.
The Moston Super Bantamweight upped the pace in the third which resulted in the sending of his imported opponent to the canvas in round three. The Hungarian failed to meet the referee’s count, gifting the stoppage victory to the son of former British and Commonwealth Champion Michael Gomez.
Anthony Leak produced a sensational performance, dropping Georgi Valevski in rounds one two and three before stopping his Bulgarian opponent at the end of round three with a left hook to the body.
Artif Ali produced a solid performance to overcome the well-travelled Dmitrijs Gutmans who was coming off the back of a sensational knockout victory from his last trip to Manchester. It wasn’t such a successful trip for Gutmans this time, as Fight Factory based Ali dominated his Latvian opponent for the clear majority of the contest.
Former Professional Footballer Matty Mainwaring continued his solid start to his professional career, dominating the tried and tested Chris Jenkinson throughout the entirety of the contest. Mainwaring boxed well at range and put some solid combinations together in all of the four contested rounds.
Sean Krool trained, Mindungas Baublys and Stephen Danyo both produced solid performances as they overcame their respective opponents with well-fought points victories.
PBE continues to promise to deliver bigger and better shows and news on PBE’s next show will be released in due course!