Tyson Fury stayed undefeated with an easy five-round stoppage of Vinny Maddalone in the Channel 5 main event from Clevedon today, once again putting dismissing the level of opponent he's grown used to in recent bouts.
Maddalone (35-8, 26 KO) reportedly took a pretty solid beating from Fury (19-0, 14 KO) in the fight, and the stoppage was fair with no complaints. The 6'9", 24-year-old Fury will probably be back this fall with another fight on this level, even though his team apparently called out Tomasz Adamek (who is busy in September with a James Toney fight). Right now, Fury is building an audience and hopefully building his skills.
In Sheffield, Grzegorz Proksa dominated Kerry Hope to regain the European middleweight title in their rematch, stopping the brave but overmatched Welshman in eight rounds.
Proksa (28-1, 21 KO) didn't have much trouble this time out, as he wasn't bothered by a cut as he was in the first fight, and it seemed to make a world of difference.That and surely he didn't underestimate Hope (17-4, 1 KO) this time out, and knew he needed to impress, get his revenge, and get his title back if his ultimate goal is to be a force in the 160-pound division.
We'll have more live coverage and results coming up later this evening, with the Donaire vs Mathebula and Pavlik vs Rosinsky fights starting on HBO at 10 p.m. EDT.