David Avanesyan ruthlessly stopped Liam Taylor in a thrilling shootout to defend his European welterweight title at The SSE Arena, Wembley.
The Russian’s destructive power was decisive in a whirlwind couple of rounds as he forced Taylor to take a knee and then stopped his challenger on the ropes as they traded recklessly at close quarters at The SSE Arena, Wembley.
In a blistering opener, Taylor immediately tried to exchange hooks, and he was soon forced to take a knee after a sharp right hand from Avanesyan.
Taylor clambered to his feet and resumed his defiant attack in the second, but he could not contain Avanesyan, who unloaded a flurry of hurtful shots to prompt the intervention of referee Mark Lyson.
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