Golovkin vs Brook: Conor Benn defeated Joe Ducker by second-round TKO
By James Dielhenn
Last Updated: 11/09/16 2:04am
Conor Benn delivered a calculated display in extending his professional record to 4-0 against short-notice call-up Joe Ducker.
The 19-year-old halted his latest foe in the opening minute of the second round when Ducker (0-1-2), who had got up from the canvas twice already, failed to answer the count after a third knockdown.
Benn, who only turned professional this year, had spoken of the importance of remaining patient in the early days of his career and showed newfound improvement despite another quick win.
Lightning-quick feints enabled Benn to land powerful straight punches in the opening round but he neglected the temptation to get involved in a brawl, as he did against Luke Keleher in his second pro win.
Ducker, who had purchased two tickets to watch Gennady Golovkin v Kell Brook before being called up at two days' notice, was flattened by two left hooks inside three minutes before being bundled down again when he couldn't recover.
Benn said: "I'm showing progressive quickly and it's coming together quickly. It's about pushing my pride aside and learning how to box. My debut was 17,000 people in the arena so I'm slowly getting the gist of things.
"If I keep performing how I'm performing then I want to be fighting every month just like I promised my supporters when I turned pro."
Earlier, Kid Galahad beat Emiliano Salvini via TKO in the fourth round. Gavin McDonnell won a decision over eight rounds against Robin Zamora, and Craig 'Spider' Richards outpointed Dalton Miller over six.