13 September 2010
European super-middleweight champion Brian Magee can set his sights on a World Title tilt following a convincing first defence at Dublins National Stadium on Saturday night.
Armenias Roman Aramyan looked totally outgunned from the opening bell as the 35-year-old Belfast southpaw went through his full array of skills. Although Aramyan lasted until the eighth round the writing was always on the wall and it came as no surprise that he did not emerge from his corner for the ninth round.
In victory, Bernardo Checa trained Magee extended his record to 34-3-1 (24KO).
On the Dublin undercard, Kiko Martinez regained the European super-bantamweight title with a points victory over Arsen Martiosyan. At times Spaniard Martinez looked one paced and Irish rivals Willie Casey and Paulie Hyland will no doubt be confident of relieving La Sensacin of the title if, as expected, one of the duo receives a crack at the crown later this year.
For his part, Hyland 18-1 (5KO), boxed to a points victory over Robert DaLuz on the Dublin undercard.
Anthony Fitzgerald, 9-2 (2KO) retained his Irish super-middleweight title on points in a rubber match with Dublin rival Robbie Long 4-2 (1KO).
Cubans Alexi Acosta, 11-0 (11KO) and Luis Garcia, 8-0 (6KO), also extended their unbeaten records with stoppage victories over Oscar Chacin (6KO) and Christian Cruz (3KO).
Irish heavyweight champion Coleman Barrett also returned to action with a four round points victory over Remigijus Ziausys.
Meanwhile at the Raiton Meadows Arena in Tyne and Wear, Belfasts British featherweight champion Martin Lindsay outpointed 25-year-old Minsk lightweight Yauheni Kruhlik over six rounds.
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