Previous night time in his property region of Spain, European 154 pound champ Kerman Lejarraga scored a chilling one-punch knockout more than Britain’s Jack Flatley. The large suitable hand Lejarraga drilled his challenger with in the ninth round took him out right away and Flatley was laid flat on his back, out chilly. Lejarraga is now 34-2(16), whilst the gutsy Flatley, who truly gave is his all very last night time, drops to 17-2-1(4).
Lejarraga experienced a wonderful get started to the fight, even though Flatley had a terrible begin. 29-12 months-aged Lejarraga dropped his 27-12 months-previous challenger with a difficult jab in the opening session and for a time it looked as though Lejarraga could possibly have himself a limited night time. But Flatley dug in really hard and soon after he experienced recovered, he managed to give the champion a difficult night’s function. It was great action all the way but Lejarraga was the more robust, more durable-punching person. The Spaniard is a relentless fighter and very last evening the stress he set on Flatley proved to be as well much. Both equally males were being marked up all around the deal with and just about every warrior realized he’d been in a struggle.
Flatley, who had by no means beforehand been stopped, gained some rounds but he was sent down once more in spherical eight. Then, in the ninth, Lejarraga scored a KO that, had it been thrown and landed by a bigger star, on a even larger star, might be in the functioning for KO of the 12 months award. As it is, this 1 will undoubtedly get an honourable point out when the awards are handed out. The break up-2nd Lejarraga’s ideal hand landed, Flatley’s entire body went limp and down he went in chilling vogue. Flatley remained prostrate on the canvas for very some time. Luckily he was all right.
Lejarraga may possibly in no way develop into a environment champion (his two pro defeats coming against David Avanesyan, with Lejarraga currently being stopped by the previous WBA interim welterweight champ both equally occasions in 2019), but he is a dangerous fighter for anyone and he generally presents his enthusiasts terrific motion. Lejarraga is a comprehensively entertaining strain fighter and at European level he genuinely will just take some beating. It’s possible Avanesyan basically has Lejarraga’s amount.
As for the brave Flatley, he didn’t get the win past evening but he confident gained himself a great deal of credit history.