By Elliot Foster
Jazza Dickens will be back in title action very soon.
The 28-year-old knocked out Nasibu Ramadhan on Friday, exclusively live on iFL TV.
Dickens, who linked up with Tony Bellew in the build-up to his return, is now mandatory for Leigh Wood’s Commonwealth featherweight title after icing the Tanzanian at the Eventim Olympia in Liverpool atop an MTK Global Fight Night card.
And now the southpaw, who was pretty dominant throughout, will wait for news from his team on the next move – but the likelihood is that it won’t come until after the aforementioned Wood’s scheduled defence against Ryan Doyle on May 10 at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, exclusively live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN Stateside.
James Metcalf got a win to keep up his unblemished but his lack of activity could take another hit after it was revealed that he suffered an injury to his right hand in the opening round.
Metcalf, who moved to 19-0 with 11 stoppages, finished his opponent Santos Medrano after 30 seconds of the final round of eight in what was meant to be a warm-up for a big fight on the undercard of Josh Warrington’s IBF featherweight title mandatory defence against Kid Galahad.
Warrington faces Sheffield’s Galahad at Leeds’ First Direct Arena, exclusively live on BT Sport, on June 15, but a spot on the bill is now out of the question for the talented former WBC International super-welterweight champion who is now being trained by George Schofield at the city’s ProFlex Gym.
Meanwhile, Alex Dickinson secured the second victory of his year with the retirement of Dorian Darch.
The 32-year-old Formby heavyweight made a start to his year back in March when he outclassed Phil Williams at Greenbank Sports Academy and he built on it with a positive result over former Anthony Joshua opponent Darch as he moved to double figures in the paid code and is now sporting a ledger of 10-0 with six early.
John Quigley got back in the ring after more than a year out and got back to winning ways.
The talented super-featherweight, who had admitted to mental health struggles in the build-up to his return, has been inactive since last March when he lost to Declan Geraghty at Preston Guild Hall.
Quigley was on the right end of a straightforward 40-36 decision against Oscar Amador and will now be looking to push on towards title contention in the talent-laden 130-pound division.
There was a glittering display from James Heneghan as he boxed his way to a comprehensive debut win over Genadij Krajevskij. The 20-year-old, who was at super-middleweight for his first fight, got his campaign underway with a 40-36 win and will hope to be back in action again in the next few weeks, with confirmation in due course.
John Dring made a solid start to his professional career with a two-point margin victory over Wales’ Robbie Forster.
The lightweight, who trains with Terry Spencer and is promoted by Trinity Entertainment, was victorious in a close one by 39 points to 37.
And Raza Hamza remained undefeated with a six-round shutout against Edwin Tellez, while Sahir Iqbal got a victory over Damian Esquisabel after four rounds, with referee Jamie Kirkpatrick scoring the action to the dominant home fighter by a margin of 40-36, and Brian Rose dropped Belgium’s James Hagenimana en-route to securing a 60-53 triumph.