Peter McGrail broke the spirit of Alexander Espinoza and forced a stoppage in the sixth round with a great show in front of his fans.
The respectable McGrail dropped the tough Nicaraguan with the top of the hand in four rounds at Probellum Liverpool II at Eventim Olympia and proceeded to dismantle his experienced opponent.
McGrail, one of the world’s best boxers of his era, was ready to take the decision early in the sixth round but Espinoza’s corner threw in the towel and he retired from fighting.
A proud native of Liverpool, McGrail moved to 5-0 (4 KOS) as a pro after testing his fighting skills and his career was evident straight away.
McGrail said: “It was my first time doing an accounting and the crowd was unbelievable.
“I thought it was a good performance, not 10 out of 10, but overall, I’m happy. It was a step on paper so I’m glad to get it out of there, because it’s been 10 years with Kash Farooq.
“I’m overwhelmed by the support and can’t wait for the next one yet!”
Jazza Dickens won the IBO world featherweight title after a 12 round fight against South African Lerato Dlamini.
Twice Dickens failed in his attempt to win the world championships, but the third time was lucky for the famous 31-year-old athlete, who managed to win the title of three points of the judges of the country.
Big support Dickens won the official 115-113, 115-113 and 116-112 and will now attack the biggest fights in the division, Leigh Wood and Josh Warrington.
An emotional Dickens said: “I have been working in this job for 18 years.
“But I did it with my fans, we did it together. Tonight, I will celebrate with everyone in Liverpool. “
Steven Cairns extended his professional streak by managing a six-round fight against Angelo Turco.
Cairns, who won 60-53 on the scorecards, said: “The hold from Turco was a bit disappointing but that’s boxing and that’s another experience.”
Joe McGrail came through the “toughest fight” of his young career, surviving cuts and bruises to record a clear victory.
McGrail beat Nicaragua’s Alexander Taylor 59-55, with brother Peter watching from ringside, to go 6-0, but 19-year-old Joe said that didn’t tell the whole story.
He continued to cut the side of his left eye and hurt him, both in the second round.
McGrail said: “It was the hardest I’ve ever done as a professional.
“In the second round, I accidentally cut the back of my elbow and, in the second round, I injured my right hand. I didn’t throw it much after that, my coach told me to be aggressive with it and throw it to the body, where it was soft.
Under Card Results:
Frankie Stringer 40-36 Lee Hallett
Blane Hyland 60-54 Mikey Young
John Edwards 40-36 Simas Volosinas
HEATHER HARDY WON THE DECISION IN THE RING
Heather “The Heat” Hardy defeated Calista Silgado in a five-card co-main event headlined by local boxers during her much-anticipated return to boxing on Thursday, October 13, at the Sony Arena, center stage. Times, middle. – the city of Manhattan.
Heather Hardy: “Silgado is a veteran who has fought everyone. I expected such a fight, and I prepared for it. I have a lot of rust to shake off.
“I’m going to take the weekend to get over the fight. It’s been a lot to digest, being my first with a new team, my first since I was 40 years old and my first without a kid at home. I’m with the decision I will make a decision to continue but they can wait until Monday.”
Heather Hardy (22-2, 4 KO’s), Brooklyn born and raised and former World Boxing Organization Featherweight Champion, will bring “The Heat” back after 17 months of inactivity as she begins another run in the world championship. Hardy is currently ranked #12 in the lightweight division by the Women’s Basketball Association. Heather graduated from John Jay College in Brooklyn, started boxing at a gym at the age of twenty-four and started her career in 2014 at the age of twenty-eight. In 2013 she won the UBF International Super bantamweight title outright and in 2014 she won the WBC International super bantamweight title, which she successfully defended five times. On October 27, 2018, Heather became a world champion, winning the WBO featherweight title with a unanimous decision win over Shelly Vincent at Madison Square Garden. Heather lost the title the following September to Amanda Serrano in a women’s boxing match.
Calista Silgado (20-15, 15 KOs) from Santiago de Tolu, Colombia made her debut in 2012 and was