David Avanesyan destroys hopelessly overmatched Oskari Metz in a single spherical

European welterweight champion David Avanesyan scored a predictable first-round knockout over the unheralded Oskari Metz on the Wembley Area in London on Saturday.

Avanesyan, who’s rated No. 8 by The Ring at 147 kilos, blasted the Finland-based fighter to the canvas halfway via the opening stanza and there was no approach again. Metz tried desperately to carry and purchase time, however his equilibrium was shot and he was helpless. Referee Guiseppe Quartarone bizarrely initiated a standing-count when Avanesyan was halfway via his second assault, however mercifully – and fortunately – he known as a halt to the slaughter. The official time was 2:00.

“Hopefully, in a month or two, my supervisor and promoter will name me and say we have now a world title struggle – I’m prepared,” mentioned the winner throughout his post-fight interview with BT Sport.

The 33-year-old Avanesyan (29-3-1, 17 KOs) is a welterweight boogeyman. His energy and sophistication are apparent, however he’s prime of the record by way of excessive risk-low reward. The aim for supervisor Neil Marsh and promoter Frank Warren was to push their cost towards necessary challenger standing. Nonetheless, with governing our bodies refusing to sanction world title bouts involving Russian and Belarussian fighters, that is now an excellent larger problem.

Metz, 30, falls to 15-1 (5 KOs) and mustn’t have been within the ring with an opponent of this caliber.


Tom Grey is managing editor for Ring Journal. Observe him on Twitter: @Tom_Gray_Boxing


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