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Copper Box results: Early fights from London

The action is underway on the Chisora-Johnson undercard in London, with Hughie Fury and Thomas Stalker among the prelim winners this afternoon.

Charlie Crowhurst
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Frank Buglioni TKO-5 Gaetano Nespro

Nespro (21-10-1, 3 KO) had said he'd school Buglioni, but no dice. Buglioni (12-0, 9 KO) put Nespro down in the fourth round, then twice in the fifth before referee Mikael Hook stepped in to stop the fight, and rightly so. Nespro was unhappy with the stoppage, but he was getting bombed in there.

Georgie Kean PTS-4 Dee Mitchell

Kean (3-0, 1 KO) won on a score of 40-36. He's a promising young fighter who should be able to develop a good following.

Bradley Skeete UD-12 Christopher Sebire

Skeete (15-0, 4 KO) did his usual efficient, solid job on Sebire (22-8, 8 KO), a late replacement for Vivian Harris. I still am not sure what Skeete's upside is, but my guess is he falls short of world level. On the domestic level, though, he should be very good, and a European title is certainly not beyond his reach.

Steve Collins Jr D-4 Tommy Gifford

Collins (3-0-1, 0 KO) is a far cry from his old man, and this fight didn't help the perception of his boxing career. Collins, 23, dominated the first round and won the second, but by the third he'd expended too much energy, and appeared to have a possible shoulder injury as well. Collins spat his mouthpiece repeatedly, to the point that the referee kind of had to have a talk with him. The same referee gave rounds three and four to Gifford (1-2-1, 1 KO), resulting in a 38-38 score.

Hughie Fury KO-2 Matthew Greer

Fury, 19, improves to 13-0 (8 KO) with an easy stoppage win over American stepping stone Greer, a veteran club fighter who falls to 16-12 (13 KO), stopped for the eighth time in his career. Fury cut Greer down in round two with a heavy body attack, flooring the 36-year-old Missourian three times in the round. On the last knockdown, Greer's corner threw in the towel, but referee Jeff Hinds kept counting anyway, and counted Greer out, so it was officially a KO and not a TKO.

Thomas Stalker PTS-6 Dan Carr

Stalker, captain of the London 2012 Great Britain boxing team but not a medalist, is now 6-0 (2 KO) after a 60-53 win over Carr, a veteran knockaround guy whose record falls to 3-52-2 (2 KO). Carr had last fought just a week ago, losing a four-round points call to Lewie O'Mara, who was making his pro debut, and has a fight slated for next Saturday against Chris Evangelou, plus a 3/1 fight against Kevin Hooper. The life of the British Bum is one of great activity. (I say "bum" with affection. Also because he's won three times in 57 career fights.)

Lewis Pettitt PTS-6 Elemir Rafael

Pettitt (13-1, 4 KO) also was a 60-53 winner against an assigned loser. Rafael, a Slovakian pug, is now 27-78-2 (5 KO).

Michael Grant PTS-6 Billy Morgan

This is the first pro loss for London's Morgan (9-1, 0 KO), a 23-year-old junior welterweight prospect. Grant (14-4-1, 1 KO) got the win on a tight score of 58-57.

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