Luke Watkins [11(7)-0] claimed the Irish cruiserweight title last night with a stunning stoppage of former champ Ian Tims.
A straight right in the fourth put Dubliner Tims [13(4)-4(3)] down and out, with the Clondalkin fighter being knocked cold and hitting the canvas heavily, seeing the count waived.
A potentially break-out win for Watkins on the Facebook Live streamed portion of the Belfast Boy undercard, the Swindon-Wexford hard man will now look to move into contention for further titles, with a defence/British title eliminator with Lenadoon’s Tommy McCarthy being suggested.
Watch Luke Watkins v Ian Tims in full below:
Video courtesy of DaveyBoyEssexUK
Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)
LISTEN: Gavan Casey and Joe O’Neill speak to Luke Keeler and Paddy Barnes on Episode 6 of The Irish Boxing Show: