Bellew vs Brudov results: Full card rundown from Liverpool

Scott Heavey

Tony Bellew, Rocky Fielding, Kell Brook, and Kevin Mitchell won as expected on Sky Sports and Matchroom Boxing's "Mersey Beat" show in Liverpool.

Tony Bellew TKO-12 Valery Brudov

Brudov (41-5, 28 KO) never provided any danger to Bellew (21-2-1, 13 KO), but Bellew did a good job in there, landing some beautiful power punches and dropping Brudov repeatedly over the entire fight, wearing him out over the long run and finishing things off with about 40 seconds left in the bout. Bellew may or may not be a serious contender at cruiserweight, but this was a solid start.

Rocky Fielding UD-12 Charles Adamu

Fielding missed weight for this fight, so he's no longer the Commonwealth super middleweight champ. Also, this fight was awful, ending on three scores of 120-108 with neither guy looking good. Fielding is now 18-0 (10 KO), Adamu slipping to 21-6 (15 KO).

Kell Brook TKO-8 Alvaro Robles

Brook (32-0, 22 KO) was solid if not spectacular in this fight, which secured his impending shot at the winner of the April 19 fight between IBF titleholder Shawn Porter and Paulie Malignaggi. There is still plenty of question about how good Brook truly is, but he's done his job to date, and that's about all you can say, really, without speculating about what he could be when in against a top opponent. Robles (17-3, 15 KO) did come to fight, which was nice.

Neil Perkins PTS-8 Erick Ochieng

In a step up for Perkins, the 34-year-old middleweight prospect, he rather handily dominated Ochieng over eight rounds, but the referee was generous to Ochieng (14-4, 4 KO), scoring it just 78-76 for Perkins (6-0, 1 KO). It's a small window for an experienced amateur like Perkins to make his mark as a pro, and world level is probably a stretch, but he's a sound boxer and you could have easily made a case for a shutout in this fight, as Sky's Jim Watt did.

Kevin Mitchell TKO-2 Mikheil Avakyan

This was ridiculous, as Mitchell demolished a guy who looked like he'd had no more than two weeks in the boxing gym. I don't mean in preparation for this fight, I mean, like, ever. How Avakyan has 21 wins is beyond me after seeing this. One can only guess that there are even worse professional boxers in Georgia (the country, but also probably the US state). Mitchell (37-2, 27 KO) put him down twice in the first round and once in the second before referee Steve Gray stopped it, with Avakyan seeming to indicate he'd had enough. None of the knockdowns were on big shots, because Avakyan couldn't stay up long enough to take big shots. I'm not trying to say anything bad about Mitchell, who was just looking to tune up for a potential May fight with Miguel Vazquez, or about Avakyan, who just showed up and did his job. But this fight didn't need to happen. Once a fighter is at the level Mitchell has established himself, he really shouldn't be fighting guys like this, by which I mean, commissions and boards and whatever should not allow it.

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