Mikael Lawal sent “a devastating knockout”, but Sky Sporting activities skilled Matthew Macklin has questioned irrespective of whether the unsafe puncher is completely ready for a risky shootout.
The cruiserweight contender manufactured a thunderous one particular-punch stoppage of Leonardo Damian Bruzzese on Saturday evening, which stored him on system for a British title combat.
With Chris Billam-Smith holding the European and British belts, Macklin has suggested Lawal to prime his punches versus a greater course of opponent right before jeopardizing his unbeaten document.
Macklin told Sky Sports activities: “That was one more significant knockout acquire off the back again of the last one he experienced, Lawal.
“He’s obtaining a popularity as a large, huge puncher.
“A welcome addition to the domestic cruiserweight division.
“Billam-Smith, obviously more experienced, a European winner now, so that’s a large stage up for him.
“Even nevertheless tonight was a devastating knockout overall performance in the finish, we’ve acquired to keep issues in viewpoint.
“Bruzzese was there as incredibly a lot an opponent. Been knocked out right before on a lesser stage as perfectly.
“Possibly the jump for Lawal right into Billam-Smith, I am not absolutely sure he’s very completely ready for that.
“I imagine he likely requires a pair of fights in amongst first.”
Lawal was contented right after unloading a fight-ending appropriate hand on Bruzzese in the fifth round at The SSE Arena, Wembley.
The 26-yr-old Londoner, who has nine knockouts in 15 wins, hopes Billam-Smith will be ordered to make a title defence in opposition to him.
“I was trying to time it. I lastly uncovered it,” Lawal instructed Sky Sports.
“I was speeding a bit at very first, obtained a little bit cozy.
“He [Bruzzese] has acquired a large amount of experience above me.
“For me to take him out – and he’s European stage as properly – so getting him out of there, I’m satisfied with that.
“At first, my coaches were not also happy with what I was undertaking. I was seeking to force it and clearly I had to time it correct.
“I’ve bought my individual path to go down. I am just waiting to be created mandatory for the British title.”