Klitschko vs Fury: Jono Carroll beats Miguel Gonzalez over 10 rounds
Last Updated: 28/11/15 10:34pm
Jono Carroll continued his winning start, out-classing Miguel Gonzalez over 10 one-sided rounds.
The Irishman, who won Prizefighter last year, took the fight at 24 hours notice but looked fresh and a cut above the man from Honduras ahead of the showdown between Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury in the ESPRIT arena in Dusseldorf.
Gonzalez was game and kept coming but never caused Carroll a problem, the 24-year-old working behind his jab with ease and just glad to get the rounds under the belt.
"I just went out there and enjoyed myself," he told Sky Sports Box Office.
"Because I never fought 10 rounds, I wanted to see what it was all about. I wanted to get through without any injuries. I'm pretty proud of that."
Carroll was due to fight on December 12 at the O2 along with compatriot Spike O'Sullivan.
In the main support, Robert Tlatlik (18-0-KO11) dominated the dogged Said Rahimi, stopping him in the final round.
The previous nine rounds saw the local super-lightweight star from Essen have his opponent in trouble in the second, with a vicious left hook that forced him to take a count.
Rahimi made it through and although he picked up a cut over the left eye and was constantly caught, he kept coming forward.
In the 10th and final round, he was in trouble again, forced to take another standing count and before Tlatlik came in for the finish, the referee stepped in to call it off before the final bell.
The first fight of the evening was a grim, attritional heavyweight clash between Anton Pinchuk and David Graf. Both men were left bloodied by the end of it and Pinchuk had his man in trouble early in the fight.
Graf regrouped and wobbled his man in the final round but it wasn't enough as Pinchuk edged it on points.