Cyclone prospect Pritchard continues winning start to his career

Portsmouth youngster Josh Pritchard has extended his unbeaten start to his professional career to four fights. The Cyclone-promoted featherweight was in action at Brighton’s Metropole Hotel last night, stopping Krzysztof Rogowski in the second round.

The 21 year old, trained by Shane McGuigan, was too strong for the Pole who may be familiar to Irish fans as a former foe of Martin Lindsay, James Tennyson, and Willie Casey – as well as having beaten IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton, Pritchard’s stablemate, in the amateurs.

‘The Punisher’ twice had Rogowski down in the first round from bodyshots, before going upstairs to end the fight in the second stanza.

With the victory, Pritchard’s record now reads 4(2)-0, while journeyman Rogobski falls to 9(4)-15(8).

The Englishman will now go straight back into preparations for his next fight, which is in just two weeks time at the Cyclone-promoted ‘Lift Off’ show in Edinburgh.

Joe O'Neill

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