Khan vs Lo Greco: Anthony Fowler wins big in Liverpool
Sam Eggington also claimed victory at the Echo Arena
By Matt Horan
Last Updated: 21/04/18 10:52pm
Anthony Fowler produced a spiteful performance as he stopped Ryan Toms in front of his home fans in Liverpool.
The Merseysider was scheduled to go eight rounds for the first time in his career but he got the job done much quicker, finishing his experienced foe with a crippling right hand to the body in the second.
The Rio 2016 Olympian, now with a record of 6-0 in the paid ranks, got on the front foot immediately as he stalked down Toms and unloaded heavy-handed combinations in the first three minutes.
Clearly a level above, Fowler maintained his dominance before finding a beautifully picked body shot that left Toms in agony on the canvas unable to continue.
"It was a good shot to finish it, but I wanted to go the rounds in there." the 27-year-old said afterwards. "I think he could have got up there, I wanted a bit more of a fight.
"I'm learning so much in the gym and I want to show it in the ring. I'm like a man possessed and I'm so grateful to fight in my home city,"
Sam Eggington emphatically returned to winning ways as he made his debut at super-welterweight.
'The Savage', who lost his European title at 147lbs last time out, blasted past Achilles Szabo inside two rounds, dropping the Hungarian twice on his way to a stoppage victory.
Speaking afterwards, the 24-year-old said: "It was too much for me trying to make welterweight, my mindset is much better now. I'm happy with the performance, I now want to try and grow on the international scene."
Earlier in the night, Tom Farrell, Qais Ashfaq, Bilal Rehman, Scott Fitzgerald and Craig Glover also tasted victory.