Frank Buglioni stays on course for world title shot with Wembley win
Last Updated: 25/07/15 2:09pm
Frank Buglioni underlined his growing reputation by defeating Fernando Castaneda as he claimed the vacant WBA intercontinental super-middleweight title at Wembley’s SSE Arena.
Castaneda came in at late notice after Buglioni was denied a shot at WBA world champion Fedor Chudinov when the Russian pulled out due to a broken nose sustained during sparring.
And the Wise Guy showed he had the measure of Castaneda by dominating the early rounds before stopping the Mexican with a big right-hander in the fifth round.
The Enfield super-middleweight remains on course to fight Chudinov for the WBA title, with September 26 pencilled in as the rescheduled date for the contest.
Finchley heavyweight Dereck Chisora made an emphatic return to action on the undercard, taking less than 30 seconds to dispose of Beqa Lobjanidze.
Fighting for the first time since being stopped by world title challenger Tyson Fury last November, Chisora knocked out the Georgian with a huge right hand 29 seconds into the first round.
Billy Joe Saunders was also in action, earning a fourth round stoppage win over Yoann Bloyer after flooring his opponent three times in the space of two rounds.
Saunders travels to Limerick to challenge Andy Lee for the Irishman’s WBO world middleweight title at Thomond Park in September.
Ovill McKenzie made it four wins on the bounce with a second round stoppage of Janne Forsman, while super-featherweight hopeful Mitchell Smith retained his WBO intercontinental super-featherweight with a first-round knockout win against Dennis Tubeiron