Tonight in London on the Katie Taylor-Karen Carabajal card, 23-year-old British heavyweight Johnny Fisher improved to 7-0 (6) with an impressive first round stoppage over Dominik Musil of the Czech Republic. Fisher, who hails from Romford in London, looks to be in the best shape of his career so far, and his legions of fans have been impressed with his speed and strength. Fisher threw Musil twice before the referee stopped. The time was 2:03. The 31-year-old Musil falls to 7-5(5).
A few seconds later, Fisher blasted Musil with a right hand that grabbed the top of the head, and the visiting fighter was injured, and was already lying on his feet. Fisher, feeling blood, lands a big right hand and takes Musil down. Musil was playing, then he got up, but he was soon decorated for the second time, this courtesy of a Fisher right. In the fight went, only Fisher burned with both hands, the shots sent his wounded enemy to the rope, in a bad situation and it was enough for him.
There were no complaints about the ref’s suspension, either from Musil or from Fisher’s army of fans. Eddie Hearn said after the short fight how Fisher was, at the start of his career, “the biggest British ticket seller since Ricky Hatton.” Indeed, Fisher is selling cruise tickets, which is more interesting for the current 7-0 forecast.
Fisher, coached by Mark Tibbs, is training hard in the gym, is level-headed, knows he still has a long way to go, and is fun to watch. Fisher, a heavyweight by nature, has almost no fan experience yet has enough time to make his mark in the top ranks. As dangerous as it is, it can, however, prove Fisher’s ideal. On the one hand, he is still too green to be fully adjusted, but on the other hand, Fisher needs to take a step from the likes of Musil.
Hearn could have a real hook on his hands with Fisher. Roll on the next fight/trial for Fisher.