LONDON cabbie Dean Richardson made it a perfect five wins out of five, all inside the distance, as he halted Andrej Moravek on the undercard of George Grove’s successful world title defence at the SSE Wembley Arena last weekend.
Richardson was in command of the contest from the outset and it came as no surprise when the referee waved things off – ending proceedings just a few seconds before the end of the second round – following a barrage of punches from the home fighter, that had sent Slovakia’s Moravek down for the second time in the contest.
Speaking after the fight, Richardson said:
It took me a bit of time to get into it. I had a pretty quiet first round, just feeling him out. In the second round I caught him with a right hook and he went down. I didn’t want to rush in as I’d seen videos of him and although not a big puncher, he is quite erratic.
I took my time and caught him again and the referee waved it off.
Although still only 22 and a relative novice, it will be hard for Richardson’s team to keep the reins on him, as he looks to move his career up to the next level. Provided he remains unbeaten, 2018 should see the hot prospect challenging for honours – possibly starting with a shot at the Southern Area Super Welterweight Title.