Martin Joseph Ward (15-0-2, 8 KO’s) captured the vacant British super featherweight title putting on a master class performance against Andy Townend (16-4, 11 KO’s) on Saturday night at the under-card of Gennady Golovkin-Kell Brook middleweight clash at the O2 Arena in London.
From the get-go, Ward showed superior accuracy as he tagged Townend with counter right shots to the head and body. He was able to beat the “KO Kid” to punch. And in fact in round 6, Ward was unloading tons of heavy shots that almost opted the referee to stop the contest. However, Townend managed to finished the round.
The referee gave Townend a chance by allowing him to continue for another round. But there’s nothing significant Townend showed during the seventh round. Maybe just enough to finished the round. In the eighth, Ward stepped up his offense and unloaded several unanswered shots that prompted the referee to stop the contest.