Cyrus Pattinson stops Chris Jenkins in Newcastle to win his first professional title
Cyrus Pattinson stops former British Commonwealth Champion Chris Jenkins in the ninth round at the Newcastle Arena to win the WBA middleweight title in only his sixth professional fight.
The 28-year-old – who had never before reached the sixth round – emerged victorious in the all-around contest, dominating from the seventh round onwards.
The experienced Jenkins, who was British and Commonwealth champion between 2019-2021, put up tough battles throughout, but Pattinson’s attack in the ninth round finally prompted a corner kick to throw in the towel.
“It really is a dream,” said Pattinson, who has won all six of his matches since turning pro. “I’ve imagined it thousands and thousands of times, and I come here and hear everyone scream.
“I knew it was a big job, especially when the opponent was picked and it was Chris Jenkins. Credit to Chris, he’s a real champ.
“It was back and forth and I just couldn’t calm down, I had to persevere. I think the tide turn was maybe the sixth or seventh and that’s when I put my foot on the gas a little bit and I didn’t think I stopped.
“I didn’t feel pressured at all. I enjoyed the fight even though it was tough and we move on to the next match.”
On the same bill is the Olympic silver medalist Pat McCormack He achieved his fourth professional victory when he stopped Italian Dario Socchi in the eighth and final round.
Suleiman Dacres He won the English heavyweight title when he squashed Robert Ismay to the side in two rounds, while being a high quality local prospect Mark Dickinson And Callum French Both won by eight points over Ben Ridings and Jordan Ellison, respectively.