The Waterford welterweight returned to the ring after a dubious and disappointing draw earlier this year and did what it appears he does best.
The well-traveled 147lbs prospect took on and took out Reyhan Todorov, who came to the ring undefeated, although all of his three wins played out in Bulgaria against journeyman opponents.
The victory moves Date to 5-0-1. Of those five wins – four have come inside the distance and in the one points win the 25-year-old has his opponent visited the canvas twice in the fight.
the one points win the 25-year-old has his opponent visited the canvas twice in the fight.
Saturday’s fight, which played out in Bracknell saw Date return to winning ways.
His bout previous played out at the same venue and ended in a draw. The fighter, the only Irishman to have fought in the UAE, took on the unbeaten Wes Smith and both left the ring with their 0 intact.
The Déise fighter felt it was an injustice and this time made sure the fight didn’t go to the scorecard.
Daté dominated the bout, eventually bringing a halt to the contest in the third following a sustained barrage which eventually forced Todorov through the ropes and out for the count.