Exciting heavyweight prospect Johnny Fisher continued his professional boxing education in style with an impressive first-round win vs Dymtro Bezus on his Las Vegas debut on Saturday.
‘The Romford Bull’ (now 11-0 with 10 inside distance) was roared on by his travelling army of fans, and he did not disappoint them with a near-perfect performance to blast out Bezus in spectacular fashion on the Conor Benn vs Peter Dobson undercard.
The bout lasted just 170 seconds before referee Robert Hoyle stepped in to save Bezus (now 10-2) from further punishment, and it split perfectly into three segments.
Fisher vs Bezus analysis
The first minute showed Fisher, clearly improving all the time, using a stiff left jab to set up sweet combinations to put Bezus quickly on the back foot. He was full of energy and his shots were thrown with bad intentions. It was all purpose and end product from the Essex man.
The second minute saw Bezus apparently starting to get just the hint of a foothold in the fight as he slowed the pace and looked to throw punches of his own. In reality though, Fisher was probably just taking a breather before launching a sustained assault which would close the show very early.
Into the final minute of Round 1 and Johnny started to throw bombs again, particularly a lovely right hand through the guard of Bezus. Then he started to go to the body with venomous shots clearly causing pain and trouble for Bezus. That would set up a brutal assault to the head in the closing seconds.
Punches were raining down on Bezus and with nothing coming back, Hoyle waved it off at 2:51 of Round 1 to leave Fisher unbeaten and right on track for his targets of English and British titles in 2024. He also wants four fights this year, and this was the perfect start with that aim in mind.