Scarborough cruiserweight Danny Price maintained his undefeated record in devastating fashion with a clinical first round stoppage on Friday night.
Price moved his unblemished professional record to 8-0 with a faultless outing against Hungarian Tamas Bajzath at Rainton Meadows in Sunderland after putting the disappointment of being scheduled after the main event as one of the swing fights again.
Despite Bajzath’s reputation as a durable fighter having gone the distance with heavyweight prospect Gary Cornish in his last fight, Price made short work of the Hungarian, with the Scarborough prospect dropping him twice in the first round before the referee halted proceedings.
Price could be forgiven for looking past the Hungarian given his area title shot that is pencilled in against Martin Grainger for Friday March 22 at Leeds Town Hall.
However, safeguarding against complacency, Price immediately went on the front foot and tagged his man early on.
Price dropped the Hungarian with two almost identical raids after 1 minute 45 seconds of the first round, landing a right before putting his opponent on the canvas with left hooks that put Bajzath on the seat of his pants twice in a matter of seconds.
The manner of his victory should slingshot the former Westway ABC man into contention for the British title shot should he maintain his perfect streak against Grainger.
Former Prizefighter winner Jon-Lewis Dickinson retained the Lonsdale strap on the same bill as Price.
In a scrappy tussle, he ousted local adversary David Dolan over 12 rounds in his first defence of the historic belt, prompting speculation of a possible date with Price for the British cruiserweight crown in the near future.
Former European light middleweight champion Jamie Moore, who was working as a pundit for Loaded TV on the night, was impressed with Price’s efforts.
“Very impressive,” Moore said of Price’s exertions at Rainton Meadows.
“Price’s performance as His power seems to have improved dramatically. Great performance.”
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