There was mixed fortune for the Irish fighting abroad over the weekend. Tony Bates added another win to his record whilst Tommy Tolan and Gerard Healy both suffered defeat in Liverpool.
“Irish Psycho” Bates claimed his third pro victim defeating Troy Glover with a second round TKO. Referee Garry Dean called a stop to the fight 1:22 into the second stanza.
The Australian based Dubliner continues to impress in OZ and will be looking to capture attention of more fight fans when he appears the on the under card of the IBF featherweight title fight between Billy Dib and Alberto Servidei on November 17.
Belfast duo Tolan and Healy both had their moment on a world title card on Saturday night, but failed to win on support bouts to Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew’s WBO light heavyweight title fight.
Healy succumb to a cracking body shot and was stopped in the first round by Liam ’Beefy’ Smith.
Tolan went the distance and caused some problems for Rocky Fielding, but eventually lost a on points to the Prizefighter winner.