LONDON taxi driver Dean Richardson (22) saw his 100 per cent knockout record go after he was taken the distance in a professional ring for the first time by Czech Republic tough guy Jan Balog at Bethnal Green’s York Hall.
Although Richardson controlled the bout from start to finish – unleashing a final round onslaught that saw the durable Balog soak up a number of punishing body shots – the South Ruislip boxer could not finish off his experienced opponent and had to settle for a shut-out points victory, winning all four rounds.
The London cabbie now boasts a record of six fights with six wins – five of which have come by way of knockout – and is expected to be back in action on May 19th.
Elsewhere, British Welterweight champion Bradley Skeete, who is sponsored by private hire firm The Keen Group, has seen his European title shot rearranged after opponent Kerman Lejarraga suffered a cut in training. The Penge puncher will now face the unbeaten Lejarraga on 28th April in Bilbao.