George lances Boyle with first-round stoppage

A SPECTACULAR performance from up-and-coming Luton fighter Bobby George saw him claim a first round victory at the Don Valley Stadium this evening, writes Mark Wood.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 14th April 2012, 11:05 pm

Having already downed Middlesbrough’s Phil Boyle once in the opening round, the former Bulgarian Olympic bronze medallist powered home his advantage as the referee was forced to step in and end the contest after just 2.54mins.

That leaves George with a perfect career record of five straight wins as he continues to make waves in the light welterweight scene.

George, 29, had weighed in for the bout at 10st 1lb 6oz, ever so slightly lighter than Boyle, who tipped the scales at 10st 1lb 8oz.

But the 30-year-old Middlesbrough fighter simply had no answer to George as he condemned him to his ninth defeat out of 10 fights.

An early left-right combination set the scene as the Lutonian completely dominated the bout.

He then weighed in with a series of brutal rights as a sharp hook sent Boyle to the canvass with just 2.20mins on the clock.

Having received an eight count, George was in no mood to let up, and he unleashed a brutal assault that left the referee with no alternative but to step in end the bout in its infancy.

George is next in action in Bedford on May 18 and for full fight reaction see Wednesday’s Luton News.