As the bell went, a new trick from Eubank Jr (11st 9lbs) was to stay put and throw out out a stiff jab as Ribchev (11st 9lbs 9oz) marched into range. As Ribchev ploughed forwards, some of Eubank's defensive movement was a little ungainly and he appeared to turn his back. The opening session was fairly close, and Ribchev proved to be a live opponent, roughing Eubank up on the ropes at the end of the second before the prodigal son got himself back into position to see out the round on top.
In the third, a cracking left right combination put Ribchev down, and the volume coming from Eubank didn't allow the Bulgarian much of a chance to respond. Howard Foster stepped in at 1.45. A good stoppage win for Eubank Jr. It should be title time soon.
Rising heavyweight Hughie Fury (9-0) extended his unbeaten record with a win against former British cruiserweight champion Shane 'Mr Block' McPhilbin (8-8-1), who was holding his own against the bigger, heavier Fury, but suffered an injury to his shoulder halfway through the first round. Fury was launching some big shots and McPhilbin managed to hustle his way to the bell, but was clearly in a lot of pain with his shoulder and not able to continue. Fury, who turns 19 on Wednesday, continues to make progress since turning professional just six months ago.
The fight between Ingle-trained lightweight prospect Muheeb Fazeldin (3-0-1) and Banbury's Leo 'The Lion' D'Erlanger (3-1-2) was shaping up to be a good scrap, with lively exchanges in the first round. Southpaw Fazledin (8st 13lbs 5oz) was buoyed by landing a left hand which halted D'Erlanger's (9st 1oz) fast start. Fazledin ploughed forward to unload, and the pair bundled each other over and clashed heads, causing a deep cut above D'Erlangers right eye. With blood pouring down into it, D'Erlanger gamely saw out the round but was unable to continue and was retired by his corner.
Sheffield fighters had a good night on the bill. Liam 'Cannonball' Cameron (15-2) notched up a 40-36 points win over Bulgarian Zahari Mutafchiev (6-19), cruiserweight Sam 'The Sensation' O'maison (7-0) stopped Rotherham's Martin Shaw (3-4-1) in the third, and light middleweight Tom '2Classy' McAssey (4-0) outpointed Bognor's Liam Griffiths (2-30-1).
Doncaster flyweight Jason Cunningham (9-0) came out on top over four rounds with Cardiff's Kyle King (3-3), as did Rotherham's Atif 'Unique' Shafiq (5-0), who took on Brummie Sid Razak (9-111).
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